Colossal Community Cleanup March 20th

Blog Post - February 15, 2022

Category: What's New

Join us on Sunday, March 20th, for the biggest Village clean up this community has ever seen. Richness of Giving will be focusing on our local Carlsbad Village community. Volunteers will be meeting at the Village Faire Shopping Center Fountain (300 Carlsbad Village Drive) at 9am to help clean up downtown Carlsbad until 12pm.

In a joint collaboration with the Carlsbad Village Association, Visit Carlsbad, Carlsbad High School C3 Clean Up Club, and Engel & Volkers Carlsbad, ROG will be organizing participants to break up into groups to cover different areas in Carlsbad Village needing trash pickup. 

“When we were approached about this opportunity to be part of this we instantly jumped at the opportunity,” said Mark Rudyk, Vice-President of Marketing for Visit Carlsbad, the city's tourism board, and event sponsor. “Helping keep things clean and beautiful for both our residents and the visitor reflects our pride in this amazing destination.” 

Richness of Giving (ROG) was started by a local group of friends, led by Andy Davis, owner of Mas Fina Cantina and the Compass restaurants in Carlsbad Village, all with the desire to do more for others that have less. 

In early 2017, they came together to form the non-profit Richness of Giving (ROG). Collectively the organization raises funds to support all kinds of initiatives that help kids affected by poverty. The journey started from a humble idea and quickly became a life’s mission for all of the founding members. 

The Richness of Giving’s mission is to help feed, shelter, and educate children by providing resources and financial support that directly impacts communities locally and globally. To date ROG has participated in several international service projects helping to bring food and supplies to families in Baja California, Mexico, health and wellness supplies to Nicaragua, as well as helping to raise funds to complete the building of a surgical unit in Guatemala. ROG’s acts of service have dramatically impacted the lives of hundreds of people globally. 

What a great opportunity for the community to join forces to keep Carlsbad Village beautiful. You are invited to bring your friends, family and donut lovers to join us on this grand day of giving back to the community. Yes we said donuts!

There will be a free cleanup t-shirt (while they last), coffee, donuts, water and clean-up supplies for all participants. In addition, there will be informational booths, local businesses, and great support from the City of Carlsbad. Guest speakers Mayor Pro Tem Keith Blackburn and Chief of Police Mickey Williams will discuss how we can all do our part to better our environment, town and each other through this special event. 

For more information about the event visit the ROG Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/richnessofgiving/ and to find out more about ROG and how you can get involved in their mission visit https://www.richnessofgiving.org/.