Keep Up with Keep Denton Beautiful
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In This Issue                                                                      January 2019

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Sponsor a KDB Event this Program Season
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KDB's 2017-18 Annual ReportReport
We're excited to release our latest annual report! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. thrives with the generous support of our community donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Our work would not be possible without you, and we are dedicated to using your donation - whether your time, money, or other contribution - in the most responsible, impactful way. 

KDB publishes full financials, program outputs, and more through our annual report. We hope you will take a moment to read up on our work, and see what your generosity helps us accomplish for the Denton community we all love! 

Should you have any questions, contact us at info@kdb.org or (940) 349-8737.
GAC Registration Opens Jan. 22!GAC
The 31st Annual  Great Amer ican Cleanup  (GAC) is   Saturday, March  23 . Join us for  Denton's largest, longest-running citywide litter cleanup!  Registered volunteers receive cleanup supplies, a cleanup location, and event T-shirts (while supplies last). 

Volunteer Appreciation Party (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
FREE lunch at our Volunteer Appreciation Party - provided by In-N-Out Burger, Leila's Food Truck, and Milpa Kitchen & Cantina! This flagship event sets the foundation for a clean, beautiful community for the next year - help us make it a great one!

Registration opens one week from today (Tuesday, Jan. 22) on the   KDB website Be sure to register by Monday, Mar. 11 to join the fun! For additional questions about volunteering at KDB's Great American Cleanup, contact Carly Weld at volunteer@kdb.org

Follow our Facebook event for the latest updates about GAC 2019!
Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors:










Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Garrett
Susan first became involved with KDB through a neighborhood cleanup 12 years ago. She actively coordinates two Adopt-A-Spot crews, one in her neighborhood and another for a National Junior Honor Society. 

As an educator, Susan helps create a lasting impact by leading middle school students in cleanups. While volunteering, the students recognize the importance of keeping their community clean not only for the present, but also the future. Susan notes that volunteer work with KDB benefits not only Denton, but also nearby water systems, and that the trees provided from programs such as the Community Tree Giveaway and Denton Redbud Festival bring beauty while sustaining and renewing our environment.

Susan volunteers for various KDB programs including the Great American Cleanup, Tree Giveaway, as well as additional cleanups, but her favorite volunteer experience was helping give EarthBox garden kits. She said, "It was wonderful to see the excitement of people as they received all the components, including seedlings, to plant their own small garden." Susan has taken on lead roles at KDB events and worked to develop an interactive garden at the school where she works, which was then funded by a KDB Environmental Education Grant.

When Susan is not volunteering, you can find her reading or enjoying the great outdoors, biking, trail running, and gardening.
Volunteer with KDB this Spring! Volunteer
Interested in Volunteering with KDB?
Visit www.kdb.org to complete a volunteer interest form, or contact Program & Volunteer Coordinator Carly Weld at carly@kdb.org or (940) 349-8738.
Become a Vendor at the Denton Redbud Festival on April 13! vendors
KDB invites you to  the 2019 Denton Redbud Festival on Saturday, April 13!

Interested home and garden vendors may now  apply to showcase their goods and services at the festival. The Redbud Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center (321 E. McKinney St.).

Applicants must fit within one of our accepted vendor categories:  Education; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Gardening and Landscaping; Green Building and Remodeling; Handmade and Local home/garden products; Household; Waste Reduction; and/or Water.

**NEW VENDOR POLICIES AND PRICING FOR 2019**

Vendor pricing and policies have been updated for 2019. Please read the  Official Vendor Guidelines  thoroughly before submitting a vendor application. Here are some highlights of the changes:
  • Booth Pricing (Indoor and Outdoor): 
    • Single booth (10'x8') - $125
    • Double booth (20'x8') - $250
    • Triple booth (30'x8') - $375
  • Extras:
    • Premium spots (endcaps, corners, high visibility spots) - $25
    • Electricity - $15
  •  Festival Food Vendor Pricing:
    • Flexible booth size, free electricity and water - $125
  • KDB Business Members and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive a 20% discount on their booth fees. Become a KDB Business Member today to take advantage of discounted booth pricing!
For more information about becoming a Redbud Festival vendor, contact Autumn Natalie at autumn@kdb.org or (940) 349-8711. 
8th Annual TRASHion Fashion ShowSCRAP
Sign up now to participate as a designer in the 8th Annual TRASHion Fashion Show, hosted at KDB's Denton Redbud Festival on April 13, 2019! 
  
KDB is proud to partner with our friends at  SCRAP Denton to host this popular show that turns trash into fashion to promote reuse, recycling, and art. 

Interested? Come to one of the informational meetings at  SCRAP Denton on Jan. 22 or 24 at 5:30 p.m. Designers of all ages are welcome. Read more and register on the  SCRAP Denton website.
Sponsor a KDB Event this Spring!Sponserships
Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. relies on community support to host fabulous, free events that inspire a cleaner, more vibrant Denton. We are currently looking for potential community partners for spring events! Take a look below to see if your business can offer assistance. 

Sponsor one or more the following:
  • T-shirts for Great American Cleanup volunteers.
  • Snacks for our spring volunteer events.
  • Event setup costs associated with the Denton Redbud Festival.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities,  visit our website or contact Julie Anderson at  julie@kdb.org
Join Us at Scout Day on Feb. 2scout
Sign up now for Scout Day  2019!
Scout Day is a FREE, family fun event for learners of all ages. Join us this year as we explore themes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. There will be a variety of hands-on activities featuring community partners. 

Scout Day is Feb. 2, 1-3 p.m. at the MLK, Jr. Recreation Center.

 
Visit K DB's table to create a one-of-a-kind tree cookie nec klace or ornament! 

A lthough the activities are geared towards elementary-age learners, e veryone is welcome to participate in this interactive learning experience! Sign up today!
On the KDB Blogblog
Keep Your New Year's Resolutions with Keep Denton Beautiful!
Is your New Year's Resolution to give back to the Denton community? Volunteer more? If so, KDB can help with that! We have several opportunities to help you keep your resolutions for 2019.  Read more on the KDB blog...

Who We Are:

Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. (KDB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with Denton neighborhoods, businesses, and residents of all ages to create a clean and beautiful Denton. Our vision is a clean, beautiful, and vibrant city.

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