UK Wildcat Clean-Up
UK CCO Community Action Team and the Off-Campus Student Association is excited for the 2nd Annual WIldcat Clean-up at the University of Kentucky. Students and members of the community come together and address the after football game clean-up needs for our greater community surrounding the campus. If you would like to put together a group of students and community members that would like to give back then contact CAT via email or sig-up at Volunteer Match, GO CATS!”
Partners and Donations:
UK Sustainability- clear recycling bags
UK Athletics- t-shirts for the volunteers
Keep Lexington Beautiful-gloves, trash bags, and providing resources for trash disposal and street assignment
Off-Campus Student Association- breakfast bars and water for volunteers
2017 Dates: September 24, October 1, October 8, October 29, and November 5 2017 Time: 11-1pm 2017 Meet-Up Location: Johnson Field
UK OCSS found that Northeastern University had a program called the Breakfast Club. The focus of the program was to clean-up the neighborhood streets after campus events. UK OCSS approached UK Sustainability, UK Athletics, UK Center for Community Outreach (UKCCO), UK Student Government Association (UKSGA), and Keep Lexington Beautiful for support to start a similar program here at UK. As a result of the outreach to UKCCO we found out that they started a group in the summer of 2016 called UK Community Action Team (CAT). CAT took over the development of the Wildcat Clean-up with support from the areas that OCSS connected with for Wildcat Clean-up.
Fall 2016 Results:
Over the course of the four dates, 50 students, including members of Sigma Pi Fraternity, racked up 110 volunteer hours. The program was able to clean-up roughly 1740 pounds of litter, debris, and recyclable cans.
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