“The Litter Bug” – Where We Are Today
(Launched March – 2014)
Changing the attitude and actions of the “litter bug” is a slow process. Despite all of the volunteers’ effort, outreach, and visibility, litter remains a persistent issue in our neighborhood. Volunteers alone cannot keep up with the daily litter in Dimond. This litter, once it is on the ground, in the gutters, “belongs” to all of us – merchants, property owners, residents, and friends of Dimond.
Fundraiser – We Need Your Help
The “Help! Keep Dimond Clean” Fundraiser will raise the funds to hire a maintenance crew for a 5-day weekly litter removal service for a year.
“Keep Dimond Clean” volunteers will continue to volunteer 2 days a week.
2014 Fundraising Goal: $12,000
We are asking for donations from the groups listed below. The DIA and DB&PA , with contributions from “Oaktoberfest in the Dimond”, have made generous donations to this fundraiser.
- Dimond Improvement Association (DIA): $3000 (confirmed)
- Dimond Business & Professional Association: $3000 (confirmed)
- Residents and friends of Dimond: $6000 (goal)….to date $0!
Thank you to Carolyn Vallerga, Dimond resident
April 2, 2013
“I hope all of the Dimond residents take this litter removal seriously and join financially. I wish the city would take on a anti-litter campaign and have schools hold contests for children’s essays on the subject. This was done when I was a child. I remember the “Don’t be a litterbug” campaigns fondly. It was exciting as a child to write about this issue.”