Send me an email or send me a text with a picture of litter from your neighborhood. Caption the picture with your thoughts. I would love to be able to use these pictures on our social media platforms to show people the extent of the problem!
This week I received emails and texts with pictures from Amalia and myself. I would love to see more pictures from all of you! Here’s a few pictures from the clean-ups last weekend:
This week can be wrapped up into one word: organization. Organization can mean several different things, but to me, this week, it means tying-up loose ends and pushing The LitterBugz further than before. Jeff Schlekie, Amalia Moreno, and I met on Monday evening to talk about concerns and challenges we might be facing as we start to feel the inevitable growing pains. Collectively, we have decided to bring on professional fundraisers to help me with acquiring sponsorships and donations. I would like to welcome them to our team and thank them for their efforts to continue our relationships with local businesses. I had several meetings on Tuesday. First, I met with Jana Vanadia to talk about how we could organize a new brochure or pamphlet to present to local businesses and community stakeholders. We are looking to include our financials on this pamphlet in order to continue to be transparent with our local businesses and community stakeholders. Jeff, Jana, and I attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting where we learned from a prominent speaker about where the county is going politically. Hannah Kelley, Stephen Kolbus and I met for another planning meeting on Tuesday afternoon. We talked about how we can improve upon the websites bones and create a professional, stream-lined look and feel for future volunteers, interns, board members, and employees to navigate. Wednesday proved to be a day of further organization, with the Executive Board call. Jeff Schlekie, Matt Schmidt, Amalia Moreno and I talked more about the push for organization and professionalism within The LitterBugz.
I ended the week with our first Fundraising Committee meeting, which brought out 4 volunteers and leaders who would like to help the organization financially become more stable. Kathy Cole from Canalway Partners, Stephen, and I had a very successful walking meeting on Friday engaging in conversation about Canalway Partners and events they host like RiverSweep. Please keep the following dates on your calendar, and note that the I’m a Survivor Mission Clean-Up has changed dates:
Have a great week,