Fall Clean Up is a wonderful opportunity for CSU students &
staff to help Fort Collins neighbors in need.
The program is aimed at assisting elderly and/or physically limited
neighbors in the Fort Collins area with outdoor yard work (raking
leaves, trimming bushes, cleaning gutters, etc.) that they cannot
complete themselves and cannot afford to pay someone to do. This
program helps facilitate positive relations between the long-term
residents in Fort Collins and CSU students and staff, while also
helping the neighbors to maintain their properties and get their
homes ready for the fall/winter seasons.
Fall Clean Up was started in 2005 and has been growing ever since.
In 2005 there were 24 neighbors helped by just over 50 student
volunteers. In 2015, over 1,200 volunteers helped 231 elderly
and/or physically limited neighbors. Additionally, in 2009 leaf
pick-up was added to the program at many long-term neighbors'
request. The Fall Clean Up program was happy to provide a much
needed service for the neighbors, who were left with numerous bags
of leaves and no way to dispose of them. Today, CSU partners with
students, staff and local faith-based organizations to collect all
bags of leaves filled as a result of the program and take them to a
composting/ recycle center. See if your project meets the leaf pick-up
**Volunteer and Project Registration Will Open September 1st**