Keep Durham Beautiful

Michael Shiflett, right, bumps elbows with intern Abby Gostling as he receives a bag of lily bulbs from Keep Durham Beautiful in Durham, NC on July 2, 2020. Keep Durham Beuatiful focuses many of their volunteer efforts on litter clean-up, waste reduction and community greening.
Tania Dautlick separates “tiny pearl” lily bulbs to be handed out to local gardening volunteers by Keep Durham Beautiful in Durham, NC on July 2, 2020. When offered the leftover bulbs by a garden supply store, Dautlick decided to give them out if she believed it could be done safely with precautions such as pre-registration and social distancing.
Lynne Bahrami and her son receive a bag of lily bulbs from Keep Durham Beautiful in Durham, NC on July 2, 2020. The bulbs were given out to civic groups and neighborhood volunteers for planting in public spaces in Durham.
A volunteer gardener and UNC fan sanitizes her hands before receiving a bag of bulbs from Keep Durham Beautiful intern Abby Gostling in Durham, NC on July 2, 2020. Volunteers are asked to plant the flowers themselves as an act of service to the city.
Abby Gostling, left, and Tania Dautlick, center, help find a name on the list of volunteer organizations receiving lily bulbs to plant in green spaces in Durham, NC on July 2, 2020. Executive Director Dautlick explains that the aim of the program is to cultivate volunteerism while cultivating gardens.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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