Throughout the day, teams from 20 businesses removed stickers from lampposts, picked cigarette butts out from the brick crevices, cleaned & swept sidewalks and picked up trash.
Denise Jillson, executive director of the HSBA, said, “We are so grateful to all those who helped out; the city does a great job in keeping the Square clean, but our spring and fall cleanup days really make a difference in the appearance of the Square. These events build community and create a sense of pride and stewardship. Our tagline, ‘caring for the Square since 1910’ could not be more apt!”
The following businesses graciously volunteered in beautifying the Square:
Black Sheep Bagel Cafe
Cambridge Savings Bank
El Jefe’s Taqueria
First Republic Bank
Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Ocean River Institute
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
The Charles Hotel
A special thanks to First Republic who supplied fresh cookies and water for the volunteers. Also, a big shout to the Breathe Cambridge who provided complimentary yoga passes.