The Great International Clean-Up

This event already happened, and was a success!

Help us remove ALL of the Litter from 5 intercities surrounding Cleveland in one single day!

On September 23, we are hosting the inaugural Great International Clean-Up.  The LitterBugz will be in direct competition with other nonprofits and NGO’s around the world to see who can recruit the most volunteers.  Jeff Schlekie (founder of the LitterBugz) and Inon Dan Kehati (founder of The Home and #CleaningTheHate) met through LitterBugz volunteer Amid Youseff and formed the World Trash Federation.

Volunteers will arrive at one of the meet-up locations at 12:30pm.  Before we divide into groups, volunteers are taught how to recycle and educated on the effects of litter.  We will spread out in teams of five, removing as much litter as possible in three hours.  Volunteers primarily focus on removing litter from parks, sidewalks, playgrounds, and highway exists & entrances.  The Great International Clean-Up is an opportunity for employees or students to receive community service hours.

Our mission is to remove all of the litter from 5 intercities surrounding Cleveland on September 23.  These cities include and are not limited to;

  • Lakewood – Meet at Lakewood Park    (coordinated by Crystal Muscatello)
  • Parma – Meet at Veterans Memorial Park    (coordinated by Matthew Schmidt)
  • Parma Heights – Meet at Kurtz Park    (coordinated by Nina Rossi)
  • North Randall – Meet at L.E.D. Signs    (coordinated by Amid Yousef)
  • East Cleveland – Meet at Shaw High school    (coordinated by Jeff Schlekie)

We are hosting one meeting location in each of these cities with a goal to have 175 volunteers per location.  We partner with many nonprofit organizations, businesses, youth groups, schools, and churches to raise awareness.  It takes a great deal of networking, organization, and leadership to put this event together.  Please consider reaching out to help in any way.

David Mettert | 216-470-2198 | dave@thelitterbugz.org | President

Jeff Schlekie | 440-829-4703 | jeff@thelitterbugz.org | Volunteer Chair

Matt Schmidt | 216-225-8215 | matt@thelitterbugz.org | Outreach & Development

Our cleaning events are organized passionately by people who volunteer to pick up litter.  We encourage others to create change in hopes to inspire an environmentally friendly culture.  Litter is a distraction.  Litter also disturbs people.  Without litter, resources are more accessible.  People tend to gravitate towards cleaner areas spending more money with local businesses. Making the environment more attractive improves the economy.

Register Now!  Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form below and we will reach out to you.

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