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: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Location: Utica, NY
Limited volunteer spots are available. 

Registration will be open March 15, 2024. Sign up for our newsletter here so you don't miss out!

  • Volunteers will need to sign up in advance.
  • This event is for volunteers 21+ years of age.
  • For safety purposes, volunteers must wear our provided volunteer shirt.
  • Water will be provided during the clean-up.
  • Volunteers are invited to join us at a "thank you" gathering after volunteering.
Questions? Contact SelamL@unitedwaymv.org.

Sponsored by:

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2023 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 25th annual Great American Clean-up and the fifth year United Way MV’s ELU has helped to bring local community volunteers as a part of this effort in the Mohawk Valley.

Nearly 40 volunteers gathered on Earth Day to clean debris throughout West Utica and the surrounding area. Volunteers collected 35 bags of litter and debris after the year’s winter melt. 

As a thank you, Saranac Brewery donated access to their tavern and a free drink to all the ELU Spring Clean-Up volunteers. Sponsors Berkshire Bank and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield make United Way MV ELU volunteer opportunities possible.

Read the full story here