Organize a cleanup campaign with your company or friend group.
Making The Community Better!
Make an Impact in 2-3 Hours!
We will seek out locations most in need if your group does not have a place in mind. We provide safety vests, trash pickup utensils, trash bags, gloves and water. We co-ordinate with government officials and post official signage during the campaign to make your Volunteer Day a great success. We ensure proper removal of trash.
Corporate and group donations directly fund our general operating expenses and our mission.
Visit the Volunteer Opportunities section located below and sign up, or just show up! We bring all supplies and water. No financial obligation, but if you put a dollar or two into the "Green-n-Clean" Donation Jar it helps to fund community cleanups. All ages welcome, under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 3 and older can usually work a grabber pretty well and surprise you with their ability!
See the Start a Chapter PDF at the bottom of our website. Take control and help the environment. "Think Global, Serve Local." Your Board can make a tremendous difference building community while working in the great outdoors. Cleanup campaigns provide a healthy activity for the community. All details, including the requirement of at least two small or one large cleanup a year, are in the pdf below.
Service hours helping the environment and the community. Healthy activity in the great outdoors.
We work with your Service Learning Team as well as community/government groups to provide service opportunities. There is no financial obligation, however we seek funding from foundations and community groups to help with general operating expense. We appreciate any assistance you can give in speaking to foundations.
Combining service learning and action helps students to understand:
Members of our board are pleased to speak with any group regarding our mission or other topics for your group.
Earn Community Service Hours on your Own Schedule - Start Immediately
Too busy to join a scheduled cleanup campaign or having trouble scheduling with non-profits? We offer members a flexible service option to go out at anytime into parks or streets nearby. We monitor and award hours. If you want to be a member and cannot afford the membership donation, contact us regarding waiving. As the program is flexible, you can start immediately.
Become a lifetime member with a $25 membership donation that keeps this flexible program going. We provide supplies, monitor hours and provide Court Completion Letters. No third parties and no complicated tracking systems. We are here to help and be a partner to your successful completion of hours. See pdf at bottom.
Annual Cleanup held during Taste of Des Plaines Weekend, Izaak Walton, helping with conservation for nearly 100 years!!!
The 2020 Cleanup is June 20th!
Save the Date!
Morning Cleanup, Lunch Provided Signup today.
We are seeking sponsors:
Contact us if you can help.
$100 - $249 Named Sponsor
$250 - $499 Gold Sponsor
$500 or More - Platinum Sponsor
$5000 Event Sponsor
Come alone and make new friends working together helping the environment. You'll find kindred spirits along the Des Plaines River helping to make the community better.
If you need service hours, this is 3 hours, if you assist at beginning and end - 5 hours. Earn up to 10 hours by helping us promote the event.
Bring your family or group. Work in one of five spots along the Des Plaines River. Enjoy time together and with others. Then have lunch with us out in nature.
We continue to seek sponsors.
Thank you to our special supporters:
Accurate Auto Clinic & Mike Charewicz
Microsoft via ChangeX
Our organization is funded solely by donations and memberships.
Have a group of four or more? We'll create a campaign for your group and invite others. We'll suggest a location to clean or you can decide. Have a larger group? Form your own cleanup campaign! We'll bring everything needed and water. Hit the "email us" button to get started.
We will clean five locations along the Des Plaines River - Meeting place depending on number of participants. Call 847-224-8592 with questions. Thank you for helping.
Oliva will complete her social justice project with a cleanup to help the community.
Call/text 847-224-8592 with questions.
We will meet at 1175 Lee in Des Plaines and clean that area. There is a lot of trash in all directions.
Watch for the great volunteer as they will clean many areas of the community!
If you are at Milwaukee Road and Palatine, give our group and honk and thumbs up. Call/Text 847-224-8592 with questions.
RTC will serve the community with a cleanup at Busse Woods.
Become a member. We have a "Flexible Service Program" to help our members or their family needing court-ordered community service. We monitor our participants and provide court "Completion Letters." NO third parties or complicated scheduling or systems. Work directly with us around your schedule. We are available to speak directly with probation officers or judges if needed. Resources are required for monitoring and reporting, therefore we can only help members. Click on this (pdf download) below with full details of the program's flexibility!
We are trusted by Judges and Social Workers and protect our reputation by only allowing ethical participants who are members, or their family, that support our mission through membership donations and receive our newsletter. 100% of donations are used to continue this much-needed Flexible Service Program. Lifetime Membership below is $25, $12.50 for students. If you want to be a member but cannot afford the fee, please contact us regarding waiving the fee.
See pictures of all the places our volunteers clean. Be a friend of Clean Up - Give Back.
You do not need a PayPal account to donate online.
Join - By donating $25.00, which supports community cleanup campaigns ($12.50 student rate). If you want to join but cannot afford the fee, please contact us regarding waiving.
Donate - Any Amount
Your generous gift helps fund our mission of volunteerism through cleanup campaigns while helping those in need with work opportunities.
For paper check donations, see our address below.
Thank you for supporting these community efforts.
Starting a small Clean Up - Give Back chapter in your neighborhood qualifies as a "Major" community project. Your Leadership will Make the Community Better and More Beautiful. Watch the video and click the downloads at the bottom of the page.