Turning Point was happy to once again participate in the Village of Skokie's “Clean Green Skokie” program!
On April 7th, members of the Turning Point staff, board, YPF members, and their kids and families gathered to spend a Sunday morning outside spring cleaning ... and even the rain didn't slow us down!
Families worked together in teams to tackle sidewalk and property clean-up, garden tending and lawn raking. Teams brought their collection bags back to then be sorted into garbage and recycling. Information about recycling was displayed at the event check-in and kids could participate in a scavenger hunt game where they searched for a variety of items outdoors, and identified which were recyclable. Whether picking up garbage along the street and parking lot, or working in our garden, our volunteer team had an active, fun and productive morning.
With this project, we were happy to raise enthusiasm about community volunteerism, educate kids and adults about recycling efforts and environmental stewardship, and support our community by participating in the local adopt a street and 'Clean Green Skokie' program. We also submitted this project for inclusion in the Disney Points of Light program.
The Turning Point team is very much looking forward to our next community clean-up day and to doing our part to keep Skokie clean and green!