For Immediate Release – Community Clean Up Competition Announced

Flint Neighborhood Groups Invited to Sign-Up and Win Cash Prizes

Flint, MI — Communities First, Inc. (CFI), a local nonprofit, announces another Step Up, Pick Up Community Clean Up Competition in partnership with Keep Genesee County Beautiful and the Neighborhood Engagement Hub. Flint-based neighborhood groups are invited to register at up until September 22nd. Once neighborhood groups sign-up, they will receive additional information on how to report their successes to CFI and become eligible to win a cash prize!

“Last year, groups picked up more than 6,000 pounds of litter,” said Glenn Wilson, President/CEO of Communities First. “We want to empower community members to make a difference in their community and support them as they create stronger neighborhoods.”

Registered groups will compete in a challenge to see who can pick up the most garbage bags of litter between September 22nd and October 2nd. Prizes will be given out as follows:

– First Place: $1,000
– Second Place: $500
– Third Place: $250

Litter collection supplies (like waste bags and trash grabbers) can be requested from Keep Genesee County Beautiful with one week’s advance notice (810.767.9696). Garden tools, lawnmowers, and landscaping equipment can be checked out from the Neighborhood Engagement Hub’s Community Tool Shed. (810.214.0186, email Please note that some larger equipment may require advanced training to use.

Award ceremony details, including time and location, to be announced.

About Communities First, Inc. (CFI)
Communities First, Inc. is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation. Headquartered in Flint, CFI serves over 35,000 community members across Michigan and Indiana. CFI’s mission is to build healthy, vibrant communities through economic development, affordable housing, and innovative programming. More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at

For Immediate Release - Community Clean Up Competition Announced

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