October 24, 2023

Another Successful Fall Clean-up Brings Together Oneida County Youth & Seniors

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Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the 13th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up saw 535 youth volunteers service the homes of 85 seniors.

“The success of our annual Intergenerational Fall and Spring 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 Fall 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 Utica University baseball, wrestling, track & field, field hockey, softball, women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse, as well as the Health Science Student Society and Organization of Justice Studies and Alpha Phi Delta, Alpha Chi Rho fraternities and Chi Beta Sigma, Kappa Delta Phi and Theta Phi Alpha sororities; Mohawk Valley Community College softball and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; Boy Scout Troop 21; New Hartford Perry Junior High, E.R. Hughes Elementary and 13U baseball; T.R. Proctor High School Key Club and Young Scholars Program; Utica Academy of Science; Clinton Middle School Student Council and National Junior Honor Society; Notre Dame High School; Whitesboro Marcy Elementary and PTO; New York Mills Student Council; Camden girl’s modified soccer; Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Interact Club; Sauquoit National Honor Society; Utica Post 229 and the Pisani family.

The 2023 Fall Clean-up took place on October 21 and Oct. 22.

During the Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up this past April, 285 youth volunteers serviced the homes of more than 80 senior citizens throughout the county.

The 2024 Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for April 27 and April 28 and the 2024 Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up is scheduled for October 19 and October 20. Any Oneida County colleges, school districts and youth organizations interested in volunteering should contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027. Any senior citizen interested in having their yard cleaned should contact the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at 798-5456.

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