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Age Minimum (with Adult): 7+, Minimum Age:12+

Referral: Tri-Taylor Community Association-Fall Clean up


The Tri-Taylor Community Association is hosting our second annual volunteer neighborhood FALL cleanup. The fall event is called “Super Hero Saturday,” Saturday, October 19, 2019. 8am- 1pm
Rally point is Washington Irving Elementary School, 749 S. Oakley Blvd, at Polk. Polk Street Entrance. This event follows our spring volunteer cleanup, which Chicago Cares volunteers supported. The spring event  aligns with Chicago’s city-wide neighborhood beautification effort, in recognition of Earth Day. 
This fall,  we’re in an active push to reach 150 volunteers. Volunteers are signing up, daily. Once again, we will clean the area from Congress to Roosevelt, and Ogden to the railroad tracks, west of Western Avenue. Once again, we need an army. We will pick up trash, rake leaves, clear sewer grates, even trim bushes. We work in volunteer teams of five to ten, led by volunteer Team Captains. 
The city is loaning us rakes, brooms and shovels. Lowe’s is providing buckets, and gloves. We even provide rain ponchos - just in case. We are proud our continuing supporters include, Lowe’s, Mariano’s, Costco, Walgreens, the UPS Store, Dark Matter Coffee, Bacci Pizza, Jarabe, Slide Tavern, and more.

Registration begins at 8am. There is a Welcome Rally with the Alderman, representative and CAPS officers at 8:30am. Teams hit the streets around 9am-Noon. Lunch and a prize drawing at noon. Hard work, great fun, great people. Fun day. Volunteers are encouraged to wear safe clothing, (long sleeves, closed toe shoes.) Their favorite superhero masks and costumes are encouraged, (as long as they can comfortable work.) If volunteers wish, feel free to bring any K-8 books to donate to the Washington Irving classroom libraries. 

We’ll provide rain ponchos, but please come prepared for any weather. It’s Chicago. We go, rain or shine. Pls. see attached flyer. *If you prefer to work with your own favorite outdoor gloves or tools, please feel free to (mark with your ID,) and bring them – for you to work with. (Not for loan. Please keep them with you. We are not responsible for your gloves or tools.Thank you!)


Our goal is to make the Tri-Taylor neighborhood “Clean, happy, safe and beautify” “Super Hero Saturday”  is our fall cleanup, which follows “Mission: Clean & Green” which aligns with Chicago’s city-wide neighborhood beautification day, in recognition of Earth Day. If you love this city and our neighborhoods, if you care about cleanliness, order, and like to meet more fun people with a passion for making things better this is the event for you. We are excited to have great momentum with this volunteer cleanup. We are seeking more than 150 volunteers for this event October 20. “Many hands make light work,” and volunteers will help clean up an historic neighborhood. Statistically, cleaner neighborhoods are safer neighborhoods. Volunteers will help as we continually work to ensure this neighborhood is clean, safe and beautiful. We want to keep it “inviting,” as we are next to IMD, near UIC, and there are many young families, retirees, undergraduate, graduate and ,medical students, and IMD employees who call this community, home.


We also have free food for volunteers, and a prize drawing!  Dark Matter Coffee and Mariano’s donuts for breakfast. Bacci Pizza, Jarabe Mexican Street Food,,Slide Tavern sliders and Alonti and Ferrara cookies for lunch! This is a productive, fun day. 8am-Noon.

Volunteer Activity Type

  • Clean Ups

Great For

  • Individuals (people who come on their own)
  • Groups (volunteers who come in a group)
  • New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before)
  • Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Skilled Volunteers (volunteers with a specific skill set)
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)
  • Youth Volunteers (volunteers aged 18 and under)
  • Other: All are welcome, although this may not be best for very small children. Generally age 7/8 or older, with their parents. We do provide service letters for middle, high school and college students, within one week of the event. If a volunteer cannot do physical work, we can definitely use help inside at the school rally point, welcoming volunteers, working registration , helping teams get organized, and guiding people at the serving tables. 

Contact for more information or to serve 
Susan Tyson
Phone: (312) 848-5518
Email: susan@sgtyson.com      


***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.***

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