Great American Cleanup

GAC_KAB_wordmarksIn its 16th year as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, the Keep Florence Beautiful Board of Directors, along with individuals, churches, nonprofit organizations, political organizations, businesses and schools, join hands in cleaning up Florence and ridding streets and neighborhoods of debris and trash.

The Great American Cleanup (GAC) will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016. Volunteers will be cleaning their designated areas of the community then meeting at Timrod Park in Florence where teams turn in their clean up reports and enjoy a free lunch provided by Keep Florence Beautiful and its sponsors.

In addition to the GAC, Keep Florence Beautiful has teamed up with Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs to collect paper at Timrod Park, to be recycled. The paper will be collected onsite then shredded at the AAA certified Palmetto Secure Document Destruction Facility. Best Buy will also be on hand to offer e-cycle. Funds and materials from the collection will be used to support beautification projects in the Florence Area.

WE NEED YOU TO HELP MAKE FLORENCE A CLEANER,
MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE!

Follow the steps below to get involved:

  1. Gather Your Team – There is no minimum or maximum but we recommend at least two people.
  2. Choose A Location – Your block might be a good place to start.  Let us know if you need help choosing a location.
  3. Sign Up – Download the GAC Packet.  Complete the registration form for your team and an authorization form for each team member.
  4. Pick Up Supplies – Supplies will be available for pickup on April 20 from 6-8 PM at the Billy Jeffers Center at Timrod Park or by special appointment.
  5. Clean Up – Get out there and have fun.  Don’t forget to send us your photos or post them to Facebook with #wearekfb
  6. Submit Your Report & Celebrate – Bring your cleanup report (found in the GAC Packet) to Timrod Park between 10 AM and Noon on April 30 and enjoy a free lunch as our thanks to you.

For additional press or event information, contact Michelle Bailey at michelle@keepflorencebeautiful.org . 

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About Keep Florence Beautiful

Keep Florence Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization; our mission is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community.


Our focus is to change behavior and improve the Florence community reducing the impact of solid waste and creating community pride by supporting Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Community Greening.  We identify the causes of litter and reduce it by organizing cleanups and promoting proper handling of discarded waste while improving the visual aspects of Florence, South Carolina.  Keep Florence Beautiful also participates in, and organizes programs that beautify and naturally clean our environment to help achieve our goals.  These programs include community education for responsible consumerism; source reduction, reuse and recycling; community gardens; restoration of vacant lots; highway and shoreline beautification; urban forests, native and wildflower plantings; and graffiti prevention and abatement.


Our guiding principles are education, individual responsibility, public-private partnerships and volunteer action.  Through education we encourage positive behaviors toward community improvement and teach individual responsibility for improving our community, environment and quality of life.  Our goal is to encourage the community to become more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment. Public-private partnerships and volunteer action create broad-based community alliances and allow us to engage the community as a whole, extending the reach of our education and multiplying the impact of our actions while strengthening community pride.  Partnerships and volunteers are essential to the organization; they allow us to achieve sustainable community improvement.

 About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a strong national network of 1,200 affiliates and partners including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers programs and engages in public-private partnerships that help create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling while educating generations of environmental stewards. Through our actions, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. For more information, visit kab.org.

2 thoughts on “Great American Cleanup

  1. I life my home state, and I love my hometown of Florence. But a growing number of residence and myself have seen religious graffiti all over the roads of our town. While the message is not my concern the medium is.

    Writing on the roads, no matter what is said, it’s still graffiti and should be treated as such. It should be removed.

  2. Hi Mike! We actually just received a free trial of spray that is supposed to remove graffiti. Would you and your concerned citizens group be interested in volunteering to help with this project?

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