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Volunteers for Redd Up will be matched with neighborhoods; event attracts 10,000 including school and college kids

Most of Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods are signed up for the fall Redd Up on the October 19, 20, 21 weekend.

Groups and individuals interested in participating as volunteers are asked to contact Citizens Against Litter who will put them in touch with neighborhood Clean Pittsburgh Stewards. Contact or call 412-688-9120.

Pittsburgh public, private and parochial schools kick off the weekend on Friday, October 21, with the Stash the Trash event. To register your school, contact Melanie Pfeiffenberger at 412-255-2280 or

Volunteers will be furnished with gloves and trash bags.

The Redd Up event attracts approximately 10,000 volunteers. Most neighborhood cleanups are held on Saturday morning.

An estimated 2,500 Pitt student volunteers will work along with residents in many neighborhoods/communities on this same Saturday as part of its annual Pitt Make a Difference Day of community service.

Communities outside Pittsburgh are encouraged to hold their fall cleanups on this same weekend. Register your participation through

Allegheny CleanWays, the organization that assists neighborhoods with eliminating illegal dumpsites, will also be a participating. Contact Myrna Newman to volunteer at or 412-381-1301.

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