Before the winter sets in, volunteers with ASEZ WAO gathered for one more cleanup effort in the Bronx. Working in partnership with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner, 35 volunteers cleaned up Goble Playground. In total, 70 bags of leaves and garbage were collected and prepared for pickup by the NYC Dept. of Sanitation.
Caring for Community Spaces
Community spaces, like Goble Playground, are ideal places for children to gather and enjoy time outside. Caring for their maintenance and appearance is often overlooked due to their constant use. To improve the quality of life for children and to ensure the well-being of neighborhoods, ASEZ WAO took the initiative to care for a well-loved community space.
Salvador Navarro, a middle school teacher in Manhattan, was eager to clean up the playground. He said, “The playgrounds are very important places for students of all ages, and improving the look and feel of them through this kind of activity can give them a bright and happy place to enjoy in their free time.”
Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner also shared positive and encouraging words with all the volunteers. She expressed, “I’m very appreciative and thankful, despite the cold setting in. Seeing young professionals come out and make it a beautiful place is making many of my constituents come out and say, ‘This place looks amazing!’ I want to say thank you to the volunteers. It’s always great energy and enthusiasm every year we work together.”
ASEZ WAO Take Action Project
This cleanup aligned with the ASEZ WAO Take Action Project, a global initiative that promotes awareness and action to prevent climate change. Whether in our workplace or in our neighborhoods, these small actions will create a lasting change for our future.