CHICO, Calif. -

The Downtown Chico Business Association adopted two very popular programs that helped clear downtown Chico of anti-social behavior during the holiday season.

The DCBA said they want to keep the Downtown Ambassadors and the Jesus Center’s Clean-Up Brigade alive and strong.

Both of these programs started during the Clean and Safe Chico Movement that was aimed to rid Chico of anti-social behavior and aggressive panhandling.

According to the DCBA shoppers were kept away from local stores in downtown because of those issues.

"To see the engagement from all aspects of the community come together, and the momentum continue with the DCBA, its hope,” said Downtown Ambassador William Reick. “We have a formula for success."

Four clean up carts were donated Monday morning. The Downtown Ambassadors said they have grown their crew to 57 volunteers.

The DCBA said both groups are a great way to introduce Chico to visitors.

They need $60,000 to help fund the two groups this year. You can donate at the DCBA’s office at 330 Salem Street.