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Once again Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County will be participating in Topeka Gives.

This is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for your local Keep America Beautiful affiliate. Topeka Gives also has money to match a percentage of your contribution.

This event happens one day only Tuesday, June 2nd from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. You must come in person to Fairlawn Mall that day. There is a minimum gift of $25. They welcome cash, check or credit card. You can e-mail me for a donor form or pick one up on June 2 at Fairlawn Mall.

Thanks so much! Hope to see you there! —Philicia

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Get Down and Get Dirty was a huge success. We had 64 teams participate with 1400 volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our community a cleaner, better place.

This year’s sponsors are: Custom Tree Care, Strathman Sales, Waste Management of Kansas, Bimbo Bakery, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola of Topeka. Our gift sponsors are: Hyatt Place, YMCA, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, Cartridge King of Kansas, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation, and Strathman Sales. Please remember to thank these sponsors for their support of KAB.

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Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County
Announces Great American Cleanup Activities and Volunteer Opportunities

Great American Cleanup services and events include:

March 1 through May 31-Advantage Metals, in partnership with the Keep American Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County program, is continuing their sponsorship of an aluminum can recycling program. With a Keep America Beautiful sticker you will receive a five cent bonus over market price on each pound of cans recycled. Stickers can be obtained at Advantage Metals, 1628 NW Gordon. Hours are: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. – noon.

June 6 from 9 a.m. – noon –Shawnee County Household Hazardous Waste Special Collection Event – sponsored by Shawnee County Solid Waste Department. Collection of wastes such as household cleaners, pesticides, paint & similar products will be collected free of charge. Open to Shawnee County residents, households only, no businesses. Just East of Topeka Blvd. & North 46th Street. For questions call 286-4381

Volunteer opportunities include:Please RSVP for these events.

For additional information, please call Philicia McKee, at Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County at 224-0446 or e-mail kab@kabtopsh.org

May 24 and 31–Garden of Hope-volunteers will plant and maintain community garden to benefit the Rescue Mission (this is a weekly event)

The Great American Cleanup is an annual program sponsored by the national Keep America Beautiful program and the following national sponsors: Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment and Waste Management.

For additional information, please call Philicia McKee, at Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County at 224-0446 or e-mail kab@kabtopsh.org

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