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THE STORY:

Benefiting Bailey Park Project

Event: Crowdrise RiseDetroit Challenge

The Story:

Bailey Park Project, a Detroit nonprofit dedicated to urban renewal, is participating in the RiseDetroit Charity Challenge. Bailey Park Project will have the chance to win $50,000 if it receives the most donations of all contestants before October 31st.

In recent months, the City of Detroit has done much to address blight. However, the issue of blight is one of scale. The City still lacks the resources to address all of the blight issues within Detroit’s limits let alone maintain them.  At the same time, many local landscaping businesses have lacked the opportunity to be apart of Detroit’s renewal story because they lack the experience and expertise to tackle large projects. Our aim is to address both of these problems while challenging community members and organizations to lead in the renewal of their neighborhoods.  

Bailey Park Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to address the issues of blight, poverty and unemployment within the City of Detroit. Our first blight removal project is the  Framework and Resources for Empowering Environments “FREE” Program.  The “FREE” project is an innovative and creative approach to removing  the physical decay and blight from the City of Detroit neighborhoods by partnering with MDOT’S local Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) who will complete work such as the removal of overgrown brush and trees.

The DBEs will do the initial work of eliminating the overgrown brush and trees that typical landscaping products cannot address. Once the DBEs have cleared the high brush and tall trees, the community resident and organizations will work together to maintain the newly manageable lots.   These partnerships will provide local entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge to make competitive bids on future products while providing residents with lots they can maintain on their own.

The initial project will take place in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood, located on the city’s near east side.  Currently, the neighborhood is blighted by overgrown brush and trees that the community cannot service with common tools. As a result of the blight, the area is unsafe for children to walk to school or to the neighborhood community center.

Your donations will go towards the purchase of professional grade landscaping equipment, which will be used to maintain the lots once they are in a manageable state; flowers; mulch and operational cost and items that will be need to complete the beautification project and pay for the cost of maintaining the project areas. If enough money is raised Bailey Park Project will be able to scale the “FREE” Project city-wide, making formerly dangerous areas  safe for children, the elderly, and community residents.

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$230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joseph and Christina Gruber

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Molly VandenBerg

    $20

  • Scott Douglas

    $100

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5% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

BAILEY PARK PROJECT

Amount Raised

$210

 

4% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charles Watkins

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Scott Douglas

Scott Douglas

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Molly VandenBerg

Molly VandenBerg

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Joseph and Christina Gruber

Joseph and Christina Gruber

DONATION: $100

It has been such a joy working with you. Please continue the amazing work! We are looking forward to all the great things to come. Much love and Many blessings. 3 years ago