The mission of Motor City Grounds Crew (MCGC) is to improve the appearance of neighborhoods for residents and visitors who live, work and play in Detroit. Our aim is to help stabilize communities by mowing, manicuring, and maintaining City of Detroit properties and adopted parks.
Help us raise at least $50,000 to support three programs; Park Maintenance, Attractive Neighborhood Sustainment and Equipment Capacity.
Here is a breakdown of our goals:
$25,000 Neighborhood Sustainment
Goal: We hope to raise $25,000 which will maintain 5 city blocks every 14 days from March 31 - October 31. The cost to maintain one block is $5,000. MCGC works with residents to develop meaningful ways to sustain change through short and long term strategies. We work to mitigate and prevent further blight by clearing overgrown brush, trees and grass hopeand securing unsafe houses.
$15,000 Park Maintenance
Goal: We hope to raise funding to maintain 15 additional park acres which is 2 to 4 parks every 7 to 10 days from March 31 - October 31. The maintenance cost of 1 park acre is $1,000 per year.
Since 2012, Lear Corporation has contributed $35,000 annually to maintain 35 park acres, in 4 parks and includes Williams Splash Pad Park. Additionally, we maintain three small parks through the generous donation of individuals.
$10,000 Equipment Capacity
Goal: Our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase a used wood chipper (pictured) and a used pick-up truck with a tow package. Not only is this approach more environmentally friendly; it also provides a byproduct that would be used immediately to enhance the landscape, creating a more desirable and appealing neighborhood.
Today, community associations and corporate sponsors spend thousands of dollars a year placing overgrown brush and branches into dumpsters. MCGC would prefer to utilize a wood chipper to remove this debris.
Your generosity will support our efforts to inspire residents to reclaim their neighborhood and take ownership of its appearance.
Meeting our funding goals will allow Motor City Grounds Crew to continue working hand in hand with the City of Detroit Adopt-A-Park program, community associations and corporate partners to improve the appearance of parks, abandoned properties and vacant land creating safer neighborhoods and communities.