In the buildup to Earth Day, MLS WORKS held its second annual Week of Service starting on Monday!
Throughout the week, MLS club and League office staff, as well as members from the National Sales Center have partnered with charitable organizations in their communities to volunteer their time and give back through eco-friendly initiatives. Learn more about Greener Goals
How you can participate
Pass on plastic challenge: On April 22, tweet how you reduce plastic from your daily routine using #GreenerGoals and you can win eco-friendly MLS apparel and merchandise.
Atlanta United FC
Staff, supporters and players execute various eco-friendly projects at local schools including:
- Mays High School students will join Atlanta United FC to paint a mural that highlights eco-friendly practices.
- Beautification of the school garden at Oakhurst Elementary.
- Spring plantings and compost hauling at Springdale Park Elementary.
Fire staff members and players engaged in some park clean-up and beautification activities at Douglas Park.
Rapids staff members visit the VOA mission to execute landscaping improvements and flower potting for senior citizen residents as well as various clean-up projects in the surrounding downtown Denver neighborhood.
Columbus Crew SC
Crew SC teams up with Local Matters to restore a spring garden.
United staff members and season ticket holders join Washington Parks & People staff to execute gardening activities, construct benches, and clean up trails to improve visibility for visitors in Oxon Run Park.
Staff members clean Buffalo Bayou park as well as tend to the areas multiple gardens. Additionally Dynamo staff present 3rd graders at the Rusk School with a space garden and educate them on the ways that space tested technology can improve the way that healthy food is grown.
The Galaxy visit Griffith Park to rehabilitate existing trees as well as plant new ones.
Minnesota United FC & MLS National Sales Center
Sales center members and Minnesota United FC staff and players teamed up to clean and beautify Afton State Park.
MLS League Office
MLS employees worked with New York City Partnership for Parks to clean and green Brooklyn’s Sunset Park.
Impact staff members engage in shore line clean-up activities at Rivière des Mille Îles.
New England Revolution
Revs 1st team, academy players and coaches join front office staff and participate in various improvement and enhancement projects (gardening, trash collection, etc.) at the Roxbury Boys & Girls Club.
New York City FC
NYCFC staff host a “Get Green” recycling event in South Bronx which includes the collection of used clothing and electronics that will be re-purposed for a local arts and science showcase.
New York Red Bulls
Red Bulls staff visited a local elementary school conduct a recycling workshop, perform landscaping on the campus grounds, paint eco-friendly canvas murals and construct a garden for the school to maintain and educate students on healthy eating habits.
Orlando City SC
The club's Head Groundskeeper will lead an informative presentation to youth participants from the John H. Jackson Community Center Construction entitled - "How Does Grass Grow?" Children will sit field-side for the duration of the presentation before a ‘hands-on’ activity.
Union staff members beautified the grounds surrounding Talen Energy Stadium including parking lots, plaza and river walk.
Timbers staff join Timber Joey and supporters to restore the Forest Park Trail in Southwest Portland, and club staff and players made sensory items to be used in Providence Park and donated to The Shadow Project organization dedicated to helping children with learning disabilities gain access to learning tools.
Real Salt Lake
Staff and players clean the grounds at Marshall White Community Center and announce the development of two futsal courts for members of the center.
San Jose Earthquakes
Earthquakes staff join students at Sinnott Elementary School to execute a tree planting project.
Volunteers work with Sylvester Middle School and Washington Green Schools to build rain gardens, plant flowers on campus and paint a campus mural.
Sporting Kansas City along with one of their partners, Spring Venture Group, will be removing invasive honeysuckle in Swope Park. Swope Park is the the largest park in Kansas City and is home to the teams training facility. The group of nearly 150 volunteers will complete their project on Friday.
TFC players and staff execute beautification and gardening projects on the Sick Kids Hospital campus.
Whitecaps staff, players and academy members team up to work on a park clean-up project and host a community clinic following the service event.