11th Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up a Success

450 Youth Volunteers Served the Homes of 100 Senior Citizens
 
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the 11th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up saw 450 youth volunteers serve the homes of 100 senior citizens.
 
The county initiative is a partnership between the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care and unites youth from area colleges, school districts and youth organizations with senior citizens in order to deliver general yard clean-up services.
 
“Our annual clean-ups deliver much-needed services to our Oneida County senior citizens who either can no longer physically do the work themselves, or due to a fixed income, can’t financially afford to have the work done for them,” Picente said. “They also give our youth the opportunity to give back to the community in a productive and meaningful way.”
 
The spring clean-up took place on May 4 and May 5.
 
During the Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up this past October, 630 youth volunteers throughout the county raked and collected leaves, swept porches, sidewalks and driveways and brought light refuse to the curb at 120 senior citizen households.
 
Planning for this year’s fall clean-up is underway now.
 
Any youth organization 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 315-798-5456.
 
Photo Caption: The New Hartford Spartans Varsity Baseball Team poses in front of a residence it cleaned up on Snowden Hill Road in New Hartford.