Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup is the nation's largest community improvement program, built on a foundation of individual responsibility and civic pride. The program is held from March through May with communities choosing the dates that work best for them. Last year, KSSNFB held numerous events. Noted here are examples of some of our GAC events. The activities change yearly based upon our community partnerships.
Our kickoff Great American Cleanup event involved cleaning up a large area which had been used as a dump. Working with the newly formed Sandy Springs Conservancy, we organized a major cleanup of a county owned parcel near the recycling center which had been used as an illegal dump for years. More than thirty volunteers filled a 30 yard container over two consecutive weekends. 2.87 tons of trash was removed. Keep Sandy Springs North Fulton Beautiful will continue to assist with this project. Our partners include Fulton County Government, Georgia Power and a local developer.
Another program was the creation of Liberty Gardens at Riverwood High School and Autrey Mill Nature Center.
Our final Great American Cleanup event this year was the 'Style is Nothing New Fashion Show and Silent Auction.' This event featured a fashion show modeling clothing from our resale shops. Our partners were the Sandy Springs Business Association and the Community Action Center, which raise emergency funds and provide food and clothing for citizens in crisis. The proceeds from the ticket sales and auction items benefit these needy families. Celebrity hosts and more than 100 volunteers created a gala evening. The Event's Program listed our clothing drop-off date and encouraged all guests to donate clothing the following weekend.