ELU Spring Clean-Up

Emerging Leaders United partners with the “Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful” clean-up effort each year!

Get your LIVE UNITED shirt ready for this opportunity to make a difference, help our neighborhoods, get outdoors, and connect with new and old friends. Join us as we clean up debris throughout Oneida and Herkimer counties.


Date: April 22, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Location: Utica, N.Y. (Exact meeting location will be emailed to volunteers after they register.)
Limited volunteer spots are available. 
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  • Volunteers will need to sign-up in advance through our Volunteers United platform.
  • This event is for volunteers 21+ years of age.
  • For safety purposes, volunteers must wear a LIVE UNITED shirt. If you do not have a LIVE UNITED, they are available to you for a donation of $5. Please email SelmaL@unitedwaymv.org with your tee shirt size at least one week before the event.
  • Volunteers will be invited to attend a "thank you" gathering after volunteering. Water will be provided during the clean-up.
Questions? Contact SelmaL@unitedwaymv.org.

2022 Spring Clean-up Recap

Earlier this year, Emerging Leaders United partnered with the “Keep America Beautiful: Great American Clean-up” effort for their annual Spring Clean-up. This is the 24th annual Great American Clean-up, and the fourth year United Way MV’s ELU has helped to bring local community volunteers as a part of this effort in the Mohawk Valley.

More than 30 volunteers gathered early Saturday, May 14, 2022, to clean debris throughout West Utica and the surrounding area. Volunteers gathered 30 bags of litter and debris after the year’s winter melt. 

Volunteers were split into groups and competed to see who could win a scavenger hunt, finding items that started with the letters "LIVE UNITED." 

As thanks, Saranac Brewery donated private access to their tavern and a free drink to all the ELU Spring Clean-up volunteers.

Read the full story here

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