Fresh Start

$170 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 11 months
A Fresh Start Towards A Cleaner Community

"Fresh Start"
is a community giving campaign ran by the community and serving the community. Our goal is to keep the neighborhood clean while providing residents with the opportunity to earn money working where they live. Fresh Start will provide clean-up initiatives to help keep Flatbush at its best for everyone to enjoy.

Keeping our neighborhoods clean is good for everyone. It is good for our souls because it increases our feeling of dignity. It is good for our bodies because dirt is a threat to our health. People will not want to frequent your business if they must bob and weave through piles of trash just to get through the front door.

It is also good for the economy because tourists will not have a good impression of a city that doesn’t look after its environment. If beautiful sites and locations are littered with plastic bags, tourists might not recommend the place to their friends. The community will not reach its full potential until we take it back.

We can talk about the negative health effects waste can have, but let's be honest overflowing garbage is a public nuisance and eyesore. Everyone wants to live and visit places that are fresh, clean and healthy. A smelly city with poor sanitation and trash all over the place does not attract people or tourists, let alone investments. Cities keep losing money; they also miss out on the revenue and job opportunities coming from proper control and recycling of waste.

We all have a role in keeping our city, our neighborhood and our streets clean. Actions at reclaiming our streets start with maintaining the cleanliness of it. Leaving rubbish on vacant plots is unacceptable. So is throwing litter or cigarette ends from the window of a car. We must understand that cleanliness is easy, on a personal level and in our communities.

But at the end of the day, change depends on all of us. If we want to achieve cleanliness, the onus is on every one of us. Because the cleanliness of your neighborhood starts with you.

How will the funds be used?
All funds raised will be used to pay individuals who sign up to assist in Fresh Start's clean-up initiatives. 

What neighborhood will Fresh Start's clean-up initiatives benefit?
To start, Fresh Start will focus on Flatbush.  Depending on the success of the initiative, Fresh Start will determine if expansion is plausible.

I don't have discretionary funds at the moment, but I still want to contribute. How can I help?
I'm glad you asked! You can sign up to be a Fresh Start Crew Member.  You can forward this campaign to your network to spread the word. You can donate cleaning utensils to the cause. And last but not least, you can leave an encouraging note to show your support!

How can I keep up to date with what Fresh Start is doing?
Right now we only have an Instagram account. Be sure to follow us there for the most up to date information!

IG:  FreshStartBK
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On Saturday September 23, 2017, four of our youth assisted in our first clean up initiative. We took the first step in a long journey towards keeping Flatbush at its best for everyone to enjoy!
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Raised by 6 people in 11 months
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