Making The Community Better!
CDC guidelines state you should distance six feet. If you cannot, you should wear a mask.
Clean Up - Give Back volunteers wear masks while distributing supplies that have been sanitized.
Masks will be provided if you forget yours!
Click on the (pdf download) below with full details of the program's flexibility! We are trusted by Schools, Judges and Employers 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 these much-needed Flexible Service Programs.
Lifetime Membership below is $25. If you want to be a member but cannot afford the fee, please contact us regarding waiving.
You do not need a PayPal account to donate online.
Join - By donating $25.00, which supports community cleanup campaigns. 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.
Have a group of 10 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.
Want to help us start a chapter in an area in need? Have your group come together to donate.
A $250 donation funds a chapter starting.
Students cleaning and welcoming the community to join in. 2096 Miner, Des Plaines. Call 847-224-8592 with questions.
If there is snow, this will be undated the week before. WEAR your Santa, Elf, Hanukkah, Raindeer or Colorful Hat and join us to wish everyone Happy Holidays! If we are under Covid restrictions, we are prepared to break into smaller groups to follow all guidelines outdoors.
Meet 1501 Lee Street Parking Lot.
Meet in the Northside Parking Lot by tennis courts. 1300 N. West Street, Wheaton, IL. We will walk in all directions helping the community. Call 847-224-8592 with questions.
2401 S. Mt. Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL. Students receive 3 service hours as this is a community cleanup. We bring all supplies and water.
Call/text 847-224-8592 with questions.
Meet at 2901 W. Congress, Chicago. THIS AREA IN NEED OF CLEANING!
Meet at 1012 E. Touhy Des Plaines by Lake Opeka. We'll clean all around.
If you see us, give our group a honk and thumbs up. Call/Text 847-224-8592 with questions.
Meet at Barnaby's Wolf and Touhy, 636 E. Touhy Des Plaines. We will clean all around.
Meet south end of Aldi parking lot at 1365 Lee. Clean Aldi out to Lee. Call/text 847-224-8592 with questions.
We will clean twelve locations along the Des Plaines River - Meeting place depending on number of participants. Call 847-224-8592 with questions. Thank you for helping.
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. 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!
Our work continues through donations and memberships, please consider becoming a member. The "Green-n-Clean" Donation Jar will be at our community cleanups
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.
If you are interested in this program Read fully the 2 page pdf at the bottom of our website!
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.
Annual Cleanup held during Taste of Des Plaines Weekend, Izaak Walton, helping with conservation for nearly 100 years!!!
The 2021 Cleanup is June 19th!
Morning Cleanup, Lunch Provided Signup today.
We are seeking sponsors:
Contact us if you can help.
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.
Our organization is funded solely by donations and memberships.
See pictures of all the places our volunteers clean. Be a friend of Clean Up - Give Back.
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.