• OneHolyoke CDC is kicking off KeepItClean2k19 Campaign

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    April 05, 2019
    OneHolyoke CDC is kicking off its citywide KeepItClean2k19 campaign, an initiative to clean Holyoke’s streets, at the Flats Community Building, 43 Canal Street, April 22nd at 10 am.

    OneHolyoke Community Development Corporation a nonprofit organization, will be hosting a cleaning campaign event at the Flats Community Building, 43 Canal Street in Holyoke, every forth Saturday of the month, through September. OneHolyoke will host one clean-up at Flat Community Building per month, with an additional three to four cleanups a month from our partners. Holyoke organizations are encouraged to volunteer to host their own cleaning events. We will also participate in cleaning events throughout the city hosted by other Holyoke Organizations.  The goal of #KeepItClean2K19 is to promote weekly neighborhood clean ups through fall with an end of the year city wide cleanup event. This campaign is a continuation of the KeepItClean2k18 campaign, launched by Israel Rivera.

    #KeepItClean2K19 is a grassroots community initiative focused on inspiring residents of Holyoke to take ownership of their streets. Our mission is to clean-up and organize identified “problem locations”, keeping these spaces clean throughout the rest of the year.

    Holyoke residents may participate individually by cleaning their yard, sweeping their steps, or raking leaves. While doing so, take a minute, snap a photo and share on social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter, using the hashtag #KeepItClean2K19. developing an awesome collage of community cleaning assisting, furthering the mission of #KeepItClean2k19 of inspiring a sense of ownership throughout the city. hashtag #KeepItClean2K19 is a way of keeping the community connected throughout the initiative, allowing residents or partners to participate at their own convenience.

    We ask that anyone who wishes to participate in any sort of spring, summer or fall cleaning, please share a photo with #KeepItClean2K19. For more information, for supplies, for support, or to be included in the hosting rotation, please contact Community Engagement Director Nayroby Rosa-Soriano of OneHolyoke CDC at 413-409-2004, or via email at nayroby.rosa-soriano@oneholyoke.org

    OneHolyoke CDC has a nearly fifty-year legacy of creating affordable housing for Holyoke’s low-income and moderate-income families. OneHolyoke builds new homes, improves and manages a portfolio of multi-family buildings and, in partnership with the city, offers loan and grant opportunities to property owners that need to improve their properties. This is guided by their mission statement: “Every resident of Holyoke should live in a dignified home and a safe, attractive neighborhood. Everything OneHolyoke CDC does is intended to help fulfill that need.
    Nayroby Rosa-Soriano