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Remodel Detroit 2014: Cody High School

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BENEFITING: LIFE REMODELED

ORGANIZER: LIFE REMODELED

Laura Gardner

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Promotions: Be one of the top 2 fundraisers from 8/5 at 9am ET to 9/9 at 11:59pm ET and you'll Win a Pair of Lower-Level Tickets to a Pistons 2014-2015 Home Opener with VIP Experience. See below for rules.

Start a fundraiser from 8/5 at 9am ET to 8/11 at 11:59pm ET and you'll be entered to Win a Framed Andre Drummond Action Photo. See below for rules.

Life Remodeled is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.

Life Remodeled exists to remodel lives—one neighborhood at a time.  Our strategy includes remodeling a Detroit Public School each summer in order to create academic and athletic improvements, as well as to remove blight in the surrounding area, and create safe pathways to the school.

This summer, we will remodel Cody HIgh School and the surrounding Cody-Rouge neighborhood, an undertaking with a projected cost of $5.5 million dollars.  This area has the second highest concentration of youth in all of Detroit, but also one of the highest rates of crime committed against young people in the city.  In spite of these challenges, Cody High School has proudly established specialized academies of public leadership, medicine, and technology, in addition to its regular curriculum.  Four years ago, Cody High School was graduating less than 40% of its students.  Cody High School now graduates over 80% of its students.  

With the help of thousands of volunteers and our generous donors, Life Remodeled plans to provide major renovations to Cody High School and the surrounding community. Planned projects include a new roof, electrical repairs, landscaping, the installation of a new multi-purpose athletic field, and the creation of a Medical Simulation Lab, a Leadership Lab, and a high-tech Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Lab.  Additionally, we will remove blight and create beauty on over 100 surrounding blocks during a six-day period, August 11-16, 2014. This will include the demolition of 10 abandoned homes, the boarding of at least 100 additional abandoned homes, and remodeling at least 20 students' homes.


Join us now in the remodeling of Detroit...one neighborhood at a time!
 

More information can be found at LifeRemodeled.com

Rules: Win a Pair of Lower-Level Tickets to a Pistons 2014-2015 Home Opener with VIP Experience

Rules: Win a Framed Andre Drummond Action Photo

 

 

 

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Detroit Lions Dan Orlovsky

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$2,089

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LIFE REMODELED

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Carol Thomas

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$590

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GM Executive VP Mark Reuss

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$350

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Laura Gardner

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Marie Baranda

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Detroit Bad Boy Rick Mahorn

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Haley Bodine

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Donor Comments

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ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Laura Gardner

Laura Gardner

DONATION: $100

My mom grew up at 7818 Auburn and graduated from Cody High School. I grew up spending summers in this neighborhood and sitting at the soda counter in the corner store that my Grandma worked at on Tireman and playing street hockey. I'm so glad to hear that the neighborhood and school have been making a comeback. I'll be spending 4 days next week with Life Remodeled hoping to lead beautification teams and connect with the neighbors to boost the community even more. They have done a lot of work to get this far and I'm excited to be able to help. 4 years ago