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Chris Canty Foundation announces 2nd Annual Historic West End Neighborhood “Clean-up”

Charlotte, N.C. (March 27, 2013) - The Chris Canty Foundation (CCF) is eagerly anticipating the second Neighborhood Clean-Up event scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in the Historic West End of Charlotte. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. 

This year the organization will partner with the Keep Charlotte Beautiful Committee, along with many other organizations to support the neighborhood beautification project. The organizers of the event are hoping for an even bigger turnout than last year, when more than 450 volunteers came out, including students, faculty and staff from nearby Johnson C. Smith University.

 Joseph Canty, CCF president, noted the efforts of neighbors working together had an impact last year but the real positive effect can be seen by everyone gearing up to work together again for the greater good. “People are excited about what we are doing," he said. "They hear about an opportunity to help out in their neighborhood and many are just looking for this kind of outlet. We hope to help citizens express their desires to make a collective difference in the city they live in.”

 The Chris Canty Foundation has already begun establishing relationships with members of the local business community, representatives of local government and state agencies to support the project, which consist of 20 beautification and clean-up sites including local parks, streets and neighborhoods. 

 For more information about participating in the Historic West End Cleanup for Change, email: or register online at

 The Chris Canty Foundation works to enhance the total development of youth by working with families and neighborhood programs synergistically to provide avenues for children to develop their talents and gifts. We believe that creating an environment in which each child receives personal attention and support fosters a sense of value and self-confidence.



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