May 2, 2024

13th Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up a Success

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County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the 13th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up saw 305 youth volunteers service the homes of 85 seniors.

“The success of our annual Intergenerational Spring and Fall Clean-Ups is a direct result of our dedicated, committed and hardworking youth volunteers and their mentors,” Picente said. “They continue to remind us of how much good is out there in our community and I salute them for their efforts. Our senior citizens, who can no longer physically do this work or afford to have the work done for them, have benefitted tremendously from this initiative.”

The 13th Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up was a collaboration between the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care and local colleges, school districts and youth organizations. Volunteers raked and collected leaves, swept porches, sidewalks and driveways and brought light refuse to the curb at the homes of seniors throughout the county.

Volunteers participated from the Hamilton College men’s basketball team; Utica University’s Alpha Phi Delta fraternity and Chi Beta Sigma and Kappa Delta Phi sororities; Mohawk Valley Community College’s EOP Program; Oneida County Probation Department; Tabernacle Baptist Church; T. R. Proctor High School’s Key Club and Young Scholars; the Davies family from Sauquoit Valley High School; Clinton High School’s varsity baseball team, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council; the Moyer family from Vernon-Verona-Sherill High School; New Hartford High School’s varsity softball, junior varsity baseball and modified baseball teams and District 12 Tributes; Notre Dame High School’s National Honor Society and Camden High School’s National Honor Society and athletics.  

The spring clean-up took place April 27-28.

“With the outpouring of support given by our youth and the supportive number of youth volunteers represented, these kids see the big picture,” said Oneida County Youth Bureau Kevin Green. “Compassion for those in need, caring enough to do the work, and bringing joy to others are three characteristics these 305 youth volunteers brought to Oneida County’s senior citizen population.”

During the Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up this past October, 535 youth volunteers serviced the homes of 85 senior citizens throughout the county.

The 2025 Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up is scheduled for October 19-20 and the 2025 Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for May 3-4. Any Oneida County colleges, school districts and youth organizations interested in volunteering should contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027.


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