Making A Difference
When Dayton comes together we all rise. Dayton Inspires has organized volunteer driven clean-ups annually since 2015. Our efforts primarily focus on cleaning up neglected areas of Dayton's urban center. In the past 6 years we have organized over 5,300 volunteers that have cleaned up more than 1,000 tons of trash in the city. This culminated in the record breaking clean-up of 2019 with over 150 tons of trash cleaned up in a single day.
While Covid has slowed us down recently in our ability to organize clean-ups in 2020 and 2021, we are now beginning to prepare for future events to take shape. If you'd like to sign up to volunteer or donate to these efforts please reach out and we will keep you updated. We couldn't make these things possible without the help of good people like you.
In 2019, Dayton and its surrounding areas were struck by several devastating tornadoes. This disaster left a path of destruction through Dayton that displaced hundreds and affected thousands. These events brought the region together in a way rarely witnessed.
Dayton Inspires worked immediately to organize a 3,300 volunteer clean-up effort that spanned from Trotwood, across Dayton, all the way to Beavercreek. We also organized a toy drive to try and bring a little happiness to the children that lost everything in this tragedy. Over 5,000 brand new toys were gathered and dispersed. We could not have done this without the fostering of some amazing partnerships and groups. We thank everyone who came together to help.