ELU Fall Clean-Up

Our Emerging Leaders United's bi-annual clean-up effort to help beautify our neighborhoods.

Get your LIVE UNITED shirt ready for another opportunity to make a difference, help our neighborhoods, get outdoors, and connect with new and old friends.


Date: Fall 2024
Location: Oneida and Herkimer Counties

Registration will be open in fall 2024. Sign up for our newsletter here so you don't miss out!

  • This event is for volunteers 21+ years of age.
  • For safety purposes, volunteers must wear a LIVE UNITED shirt. If you do not have a LIVE UNITED shirt, they will be available for a suggested donation of $5.
  • Water will be provided during the clean-up.
  • Volunteers are invited to join us at a "thank you" gathering after volunteering.
Questions? Contact Selma at SelmaL@unitedwaymv.org.

2023 Spring Clean-up Recap

Earlier this year, Emerging Leaders United partnered with the “Keep America Beautiful: Great American Clean-up” effort for their annual Spring Clean-up. This is the 25th annual Great American Clean-up and the fifth year United Way MV’s ELU has helped to bring local community volunteers as a part of this effort in the Mohawk Valley.

Nearly 40 volunteers gathered on Earth Day to clean debris throughout West Utica and the surrounding area. Volunteers collected 35 bags of litter and debris after the year’s winter melt. 

As a thank you, Saranac Brewery donated access to their tavern and a free drink to all the ELU Spring Clean-Up volunteers. Sponsors Berkshire Bank and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield make United Way MV ELU volunteer opportunities possible.

Read the full story here