ARISE Detroit! is seeking volunteer groups for its seventh annual Neighborhoods Day, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, in neighborhoods throughout Detroit.
Neighborhoods Day is an outstanding demonstration of community pride that attracts thousands of volunteers and generates more than 100 community service and improvement projects, as well as celebratory events in more than 100 neighborhoods. The volunteer groups organize a variety of activities, including cleanup projects, building new housing, back-to-school fairs, garage sales, community art displays, church programs, health fairs, youth concerts, parades, anti-crime events, and volunteer recruitment.
“The goal of Neighborhoods Day is to create an opportunity to showcase pride and spirit in Detroit and forge relationships that can help improve the quality of life for residents,” said Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit!
“This is truly a people’s event. The residents decide what they want to do in their communities and we help them organize and promote their events.”
Quicken Loans is the title sponsor of this year’s Neighborhoods Day and will have more than 1,000 team members volunteering during the event. ARISE Detroit! will also partner again this year with Detroit Public Schools and encourage businesses and organizations to adopt schools for community service projects on Neighborhoods Day.
Volunteer groups can register for this year’s event at http://www.arisedetroit.org or by calling 313-921-1955. For a registration fee of $50, groups will receive a custom-made banner promoting their event, ARISE Detroit! t-shirts, a resource toolkit containing information on community services, and inclusion in the marketing and promotion of Neighborhoods Day. The registration deadline is July 1. All registered events will be posted online at http://www.arisedetroit.org.
Last year, approximately 200 events were held on ARISE Detroit!’s Neighborhoods Day. The entire city was engaged in activities, stretching from the riverfront to Eight Mile Road.
CURRENT MAJOR SPONSORS FOR NEIGHBORHOODS DAY:
Quicken Loans (title sponsor), Comerica Bank, PNC Bank, DMC Sinai Grace, Detroit Media Partnership, the Michigan Chronicle, Radio One, WWJ Radio, The Kresge Foundation, The Skillman Foundation, LISC, Henry Ford Health System, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Comcast, Whole Foods, Dunkin’ Donuts, People Movers and CVS/Caremark.
Funded by The Kresge Foundation and other supporters, ARISE Detroit! is a coalition of more than 400 non-profits, churches, community groups and organizations. ARISE Detroit! recruits volunteers and promotes events and programs on behalf of local community groups working to improve the quality of life in Detroit. For more information, visit arisedetroit.org.