Adopt a Block
We’ve got our purple gloves.
We’ve got our black bags.
We’re ready to go.
Every second Friday morning, DECSA staff members and participants leave desks and classrooms behind to head out into the sunshine (or clouds, or drizzle) as part of the City of Edmonton’s Adopt a Block program. We’re dedicating our time and energy to making our neighbourhood cleaner, safer, and more beautiful by putting litter where it belongs – in the trash.
“This initiative is about caring for our community,” says Leah, who’s heading the project. “It’s a good opportunity for DECSA to give back to our community and to show pride in our neighbourhood.”
Adopt a Block also gives participants the opportunity to gain volunteer experience for their resumes. “It’s a nice chance to get outside, work together, and help out our neighbours,” says one Adopt a Block helper.
There’s nothing like garbage to bring people together!