11TH ANNUAL ARISE DETROIT! NEIGHBORHOODS DAY IS SATURDAY AUG. 5, 2017
Churches, block clubs, community groups and businesses are now registering for the 11TH annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 5 in neighborhoods throughout Detroit.
The day is a spectacular demonstration of community pride with more than 100 community service and improvement projects and celebratory events in neighborhoods throughout the city.
Last year, events were held in connection with Neighborhoods Day, stretching from the riverfront to Eight Mile Road. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of volunteers participated.
The idea behind the event is to create an opportunity to showcase the pride and spirit of neighborhoods and forge relationships that can help improve the quality of life for city residents going forward.
Groups already registered to host events include Blessed Ground International Ministries, Community United for Progress, the Belle Isle Art Fair, the Bagley Community Council, Brown Girls Read and Kilbourne Block No. 1.
“Neighbotrhoods Day has grown into an amazing demonstration of work pride and celebration in virtually every neighborhood in the city,” said, Luther Keith, executive director of ARISE Detroit! “We know of no other city in the nation that has a neighborhoods day on the scale of the tradition we have established in Detroit.”
Groups can register at www.arisedetroit.org or phone 313-921-1955.
In exchange for a $50 registration fee, groups will receive a custom made banner promoting their event, t-shirts, hardware vouchers to purchase supplies for cleanup and beautification projects, volunteer recruitment assistance and promotion of their Neighborhoods Day events. Registration deadline is July 15.
As in the past, community groups, block clubs and churches will host neighborhood cleanups, help build new housing, host health fairs and free health screenings, parades anti-crime events, community service projects, youth concerts, back to school events and sign up volunteers for community programs.
Community groups and organizations planning similar events in the month of August – not just on Aug. 1 — can have their events also promoted and marketed as part of the Neighborhoods Day observance if they pay the registration fee.
All events will be posted online at www.arisedetroit.org.
ARISE Detroit! is a coalition of more than 400 non-profits, churches, community groups and organizations. ARISE Detroit! recruits volunteers and markets events and programs on behalf of local community groups trying to improve the quality of life in Detroit.
For More Information, Contact: Luther Keith, 313-921-1955 email@example.com