WeLoveU Volunteers Clean Philadelphia’s McVeigh Recreation Center

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WeLoveU volunteers clean the McVeigh Recreation Center to make a pleasant and bright environment for their neighbors.

The summer heat couldn’t stop 70 WeLoveU volunteers from traveling to the McVeigh Recreation Center for a cleanup on August 12, 2018. The center hosts after-school activities like arts and crafts, and outdoor activities. WeLoveU volunteers found it important to clean this space because it’s frequently used by children. The day’s agenda included collecting trash and removing graffiti around the building.

Graffiti’s Footprint on Society 

In Philadelphia, the spring and summer season report an influx in graffiti. In 1984, the city’s former mayor established an Anti-Graffiti Network to combat the spread of graffiti. It dampens the city’s reputation when it’s seen on businesses, parks, and schools. Environmentally speaking, graffiti is also toxic and emits fumes into the air, which promotes global warming.

By participating in this cleanup, WeLoveU is improving the center’s safety by removing graffiti and litter. This revitalization project serves to fulfill the organization’s Clean World Movement. It’s an environmental campaign aiming to provide a clean world not only for this generation but future generations.

Volunteers Working Together

Prepared and ready to go, volunteers brought with them shovels, trash bags, and supplies for removing graffiti. To tackle the big work ahead, volunteers split up into teams. One team removed the graffiti along the recreation center’s walls. Meanwhile, another team pulled up weeds and picked up the trash surrounding the playground and baseball field. Volunteers collected 35 bags of trash including metal, broken glass, and wrappers. 

The day isn’t complete without meeting the community members whom WeLoveU is directly impacting. Neighbors stepped out of their homes and spoke with some volunteers. They began thanking the volunteers after learning about WeLoveU and the motivation to clean the McVeigh Recreation Center. The volunteers certainly grabbed the attention of drivers with their signature blue shirts.

The WeLoveU Foundation will continue its efforts in Philadelphia to provide and maintain a clean and safe environment, inviting the community to participate in this global movement. Click here to read about other activities WeLoveU volunteers carried out in Philadelphia. 

22 thoughts on “WeLoveU Volunteers Clean Philadelphia’s McVeigh Recreation Center”

  1. Joao Nobrega Freitas

    You guys are awesome, I hope the next time you’re out here in New York I will be able to participate in this work!

  2. This is incredible. I love seeing the We ❤️ You Foundation at work. You can tell for sure their mission is to make our world a better place. One community at a time. Great job everyone. Keep up the beautiful work.

  3. Wow! It’s so awesome to see young members work together to clean the community. Even though it may seem like something small, it’s the efforts like these that contributes to something BIG and will change the world!

    Keep it up!

  4. This is so great!! As a mom with kids, I am always looking for a playgrounds that are nice and clean! Thank you WeLoveYou foundation!! You are making the world already a better place!!

  5. I was excited to join this cleanup movement and it was my first experience to remove the graffiti. I am looking forward to joining the upcoming events! Thank you so much to WeLoveU foundation!

  6. Thank you WeLoveU Volunteers for taking ownership in our local community by revitalizing this rec center.
    This is a prime example of how NGOs can actually help the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet achieve a litter-free future by 2035; https://cleanphl.org/.

    Thank you very much for your spectacular community service!

  7. The kids were so excited when they saw how clean the park was. The WeLoveU foundation did a great job. I feel a positive energy in our town that I haven’t felt in years thanks to their hard work and bright smiles! 🙂

  8. Wow this is great! As a father new to the Philadelphia area, I’m always on the lookout for places to take my son to play and thanks to these WeLoveU volunteers I can add McVeigh Rec Center to that list. Thank you guys!!

  9. I’m glad I was able to join such kind and hard working volunteers from the we love u foundation to help create a cleaner, safer, and happier environment at the McVeigh Recreation Center! It’s wonderful knowing this cleanup had a very positive impact on the community.

  10. Davina Mazzuckis

    So beautiful how a small gesture goes a long way to move the hearts of those in the community and everywhere!!

  11. That’s so awesome! I want to join with this foundation too.. You guys will really make the world a better place!

  12. I love that they always have such bright smiles on their faces while doing such hard work, they work together and make every effort to getting the job done, I can’t wait to see what other projects they have in store!!

  13. Much thanks to the We Love U Foundation for taking the time to create a more welcoming environment for the children in our global community. Great job!

  14. This is great! The we love u foundation volunteers are always helping everyone! It’s great to see so many different ages working together to make the environment a better place. Amazing!

  15. Wow! Great work. Thank you, WeLoveU Foundation- I’ve seen them do so many things – even in my own town. I’m going to become a member of this.

  16. Wow! Such an amazing job, so glad to see such great volunteers taking their time to make the world a better cleaner place for everyone
    It looks great!

  17. I always get excited when I see this news, it makes me feel like I want to be there to help in the activities that this organization is doing, the we love you foundation is amazing, you are doing a great job, keep up with that wonderful spirit of yours.

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