This was also one of my favorite volunteer experiences because my friend is the individual who makes this event possible. She calls it a “Disney Community Beach Cleanup” because her and a bunch of small Disney businesses actually team up to award the winners little gifts. How it works is, you grab an empty bucket and split off into teams to collect trash on the beach. There is a point system with any piece of trash you pick up. For instance, a plastic water bottle or a plastic straw would be higher points than lets say a chip bag. You have two hours to go around picking up trash, and whomever has the most points or full buckets, receive prizes.
This volunteer experience actually influenced me to put together my own lake cleanup back home. My friend and I have actually started planning our event and goal to help clean up The Great Lakes. So lookout for Ripple MKE coming soon.