Category: Community - Original Published on Monday, 15 July 2013 09:31 Written by RJ Barnhill
The Skillman Foundation President Carol Goss is serving as this year's honorary chair for ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day. The Skillman Foundation has invested millions of dollars in programs that work to improve neighborhoods and schools.
"Neighborhoods Day provides an opportunity for all Detroit residents to demonstrate what our city means to them. It is their chance to get involved in Detroit's comeback and its future," Goss said. "Participating in this year's event is more important than ever, considering the financial challenges our city is facing."
ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day attracts thousands of participants. To date, more than 140 community service and improvement projects and other events are being planned for August 3rd in neighborhoods throughout Detroit. The activities include 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. Local block clubs, churches, associations, businesses, and community groups select the activities for their neighborhoods. ARISE Detroit! assists in the organization and promotion of the events.
This year's title sponsor for Neighborhoods Day is Quicken Loans. More than 1,000 of the company's team members will be volunteering on August 3rd. Other sponsors are: Meijer, Comerica Bank, PNC Bank, MGM Grand Detroit, DMC Sinai Grace, Detroit Media Partnership, The Michigan Chronicle, Radio One, WWJ Radio, The Kresge Foundation, The Skillman Foundation, LISC, Henry Ford Health System, Health Alliance Plan, Metro Property Group, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Blue Cross Blue Shield, FirstMerit Bank, Comcast, Whole Foods, Dunkin' Donuts, People Movers, Greeningdetroit.com, and CVS/Caremark.
Groups that want to adopt a school should e-mail their contact information to
For more information on Neighborhoods Day, go to www.arisedetroit.org or call 313-921-1955.
About ARISE Detroit!
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 www.arisedetroit.org or call 313-921-1955.
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