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WeLoveU Volunteers Clean Comfort Tyler Park for a Good Cause

WeLoveU group shot at Comfort Tyler Park

The WeLoveU Foundation volunteers in Syracuse, NY plan their monthly park cleanup with a fun addition: a school supply drive.

Each month a handful between 20-30 volunteers clean Comfort Tyler Park in partnership with the City of Syracuse’s Adopt-a-Block program. And to engage the community to give a helping hand in their own backyard, WeLoveU volunteers have different themes. For Mother and Father’s Day cleanups, volunteers prepped stations for guests to enjoy after cleaning like letter-writing stations, face painting, and playing recreational games. However, with the new school semester around the corner, the WeLoveU Foundation volunteers thought to host a school supply drive a week before the cleanup and conclude at their monthly park cleanup on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

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WeLoveU volunteers clearing sidewalks in February and picking up trash in April.
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The Need for School Supplies

Teachers around the globe and the United States face challenges of purchasing supplies for their own classrooms. Keeping that in mind, the WeLoveU volunteers reached out to two schools—Edward Smith K-8 and the Syracuse Latin School—and both gladly accepted the gesture of a school supply drive. Syracuse’s City Hall and the public library helped by permitting WeLoveU volunteers to leave drop-off donation boxes on site.  

Weed removal with WeLoveU volunteers in Syracuse

Cleaning and Helping Our Local Schools 

On the day of the cleanup, around volunteers met at Comfort Tyler Park. In a short amount of time, they filled 11 bags of trash with litter, weeds, and leaves they raked. While cleaning, neighborhood children and their families dropped off new school supplies. In total, the WeLoveU Foundation volunteers and the community’s support garnered school supplies enough to fill four big boxes.

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A trio of WeLoveU volunteers picking up dead branches

Read a recap of WeLoveU volunteers cleanup efforts at Comfort Tyler Park.

Personal Delivery to Syracuse Schools

The next day, September 9, 2019, the WeLoveU Foundation volunteers personally delivered the new school supplies to Edward Smith K-8 and the Syracuse Latin School. Principal Kelly Manard from the Syracuse Latin School said, “Things run out at the elementary school, crayons get broken, pencils get broken, notebook paper gets used. So to have all those little extras to be able to replenish through the year is really helpful to the school.”

Through the efforts of the WeLoveU Foundation, big and small, the Comfort Tyler Park cleanup and school supply drive align with SDG #4 and #13—Quality Education and Life on Land. The volunteers in Syracuse hope to continue spreading positivity and help wherever help is needed. Watch CNY Central’s news clip about the cleanup and school supply drive!

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5 thoughts on “WeLoveU Volunteers Clean Comfort Tyler Park for a Good Cause”

  1. What an awesome thought to help out at the school like that. I am happy to see the WeLoveU’s work is taking root in Syracuse nowadays. Great job to all, and keep up the positive work!

  2. This is so awesome! Thanks for keeping the parks clean for children to enjoy, and thank you for gathering school supplies! To know a child in need was helped really touched my heart

  3. Wow! Syracuse volunteers really took ownership of this park! What a creative way to give back to the community. I hope to see more programs like this throughout the US.

    1. Wow its amazing to see young people getting together for one purpose one goal to make the world a better place starting with the park in there home town , Its a breath of fresh air !!! .

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