It Takes A Village, UnKuhrupted

$84,615 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 2,859 people in 24 months

"It takes a village "... Together We Stand, is a group of neighborhood kids who has decided that maybe if we do for our community, our community will do for us! "We not bad kids, we just like having something to do!"

See more information and pictures at www.facebook.com/freelawncareservice

The kids involved in this movement are Travis, Demontae, Thomas and Alan.  Well mannered, respectful kids who noticed that some of their neighbors are unable to maintain their yard due to various reasons.  Some are elderly and their health prevents them from working in the heat, single family homes who can't afford the proper equipment, abandon homes that have been trashed and vandalized, especially in the west end.  Among other struggles in their community, this neighborhood burden and eyesore effects these kids outlook on poverty within their community because they are exposed to it on a daily basis. 

BOREDOM! When boredom strikes a child, they seek action. The type of action that the kids today are exposed to are not the positive actions that lead children into a productive lifestyle.  With all the media, TV, and music influence that seem to raise our children, we tend to forget to teach our kids selfless acts of kindness, morals and values for life.  Yes, money is good to have but at what cost is it not worth it? What happen to the respect and mentorship that we as humas, once displayed to ensure that our children and community is a safe place?

As the parent/guardians of these boys, my husband and I work hard to try to keep our boys busy and occupied and out of trouble.  Giving our children expensive gifts and special rewards for staying out of trouble is fine.  But what are we really teaching our kids if we just give them things to keep them out of trouble? Yes, they do chores around the house, bring home "ok" grades, respectful and well mannered.  But what are we really teaching them? If you do what we say, you get what you want? NO! Absolutely not! This is what made us decide that we are going to teach our children to love thy neighbor. Rather they like it or not! Let's build a work ethic in our kids, create morals for them to help people only from the kindness of their hearts, teach them values that their life and freedom should not have a cost, give respect to all mankind without judgement because we don't know a person's journey! Lord knows, we all have a testimony!

Although, this cause was originally Travis' ideal, we are encouraging all young men to participate. We have offered to keep it more interesting, motivational and exciting for them. We have agreed to keep track of their donated labor and give them credit towards an annual chartered trip to Disney World! A charter sponsored by Empress Excursions to show, not only our kids, but the kids in our community that there is a world out here so much bigger than "our hood"!

Funding requested is from the free services reendered, you may have received a Together We Stand post card stating that service was provided requesting a donation only (NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED).  Donations are used for equipment, maintenance, fuel and our 1st annual Disney World charter for any kid willing to donate their time for this cause.

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Eric Mason Dmc
24 months ago

My name is Eric Mason I have a 52 inch commercial mower and a regular lawn mower the commercial mower needs some work on it I'm willing to give it to the kids if they can or someone to pick it up contact me on Facebook

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Stephen A. Brown Sr.
24 months ago

My name is Steve Brown and as a black man it makes me proud to see and hear things that's positive coming from our youth. I have a trailer that could help you guys carry your equipment If you don't already have one and you are interested in it,then you can give me a call at 5022242904 and you can have it free!!!, It might need air in the tires but it's in good shape. Keep up the good work and I pray it in will encourage other youth that honest hard work can be rewarding. Good job young men!!!

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Eric Pope
24 months ago

I'd like to send them a box of safety glasses to use when they're using those string trimmers. How would I go about doing this? (a friend of mine is a retired eye surgeon. He's told me stories of having to remove eyes that were damaged by flying debris from these things)

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Kristi Berman
24 months ago

We should try to to get together and raise $1000 to get these four business men new school clothes, shoes and schools supplies for back to school!!!! They deserve something in return and will feel great going back to school!!!!

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Jason Rasset
24 months ago

Go big, and start planning on snow removal equipment!

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Sarah Melinda
24 months ago

i have shared this on facebook and challenged all of my fb friends to donate to this cause and with every donation, i will match it. these young men are doing our city proud and our nation by spreading love in a time when we need it most.

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Mahon Lakeem Wise
24 months ago

I would like to donate a shirt from my company www.imnice.com and customize a logo for their business. They can choose any design they'd like from the website and we even have a few other choices that haven't been released to the public yet. :)

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Michelle Flanagan Tannehill
24 months ago

What you and these young men are doing proves anyone is capable of giving! thank you!! I am a travel agent in Dallas and I'd like to offer to help you with that trip you promised the boys next year. Please message me and I will help you make this trip come true for these wonderful young men. I can find a way to get this at cost. Bless you all !!

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Tiffany Menendez
24 months ago

I own a lawnservice and have A self propel lawn mower and blower I'd like to donate please contact me on facebook

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Rachel Betts
24 months ago

While I love and appreciate the outpour of donations on this platform, I would like to challenge John Deere, Walmart, major shoe companies, Disney and the other big companies to make contributions into these young men of brand new equipment, school clothes, shoes, an all-expense paid Disney visit, etc. because these young men aren't asking for anything in return for their labor. They just want to help others and coming from the youth, that's PRICELESS!

+ Read More
Ryan Frederick
24 months ago

I have a mower they can have just have to come get . Just send me a message on facebook

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Shailesh Saigal
24 months ago

I am willing to tutor any of you kids for free over Skype/facetime / email. “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ― Nelson Mandela

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Michele Alexander
24 months ago

Good morning all!!!! I just want you to know that I am truly moved by what you 4 young men are doing. I absolutely love it!!!!!!! I donated yesterday and today I wrote The Ellen Show about you and hope she will get in touch with you and do something very nice for you all. Keep up the good work.

+ Read More
Amy Mikuta
24 months ago

I'd love to ship a case of gatorade to these boys! If I can, please let me know how! ♥

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Jose Vazquez
24 months ago

Nothing like waking up in the morning and reading a feel good story. These kids are showing this country that hard work and love brings people together. I'm reading positive comments from African American, Latinos and Whites... PEACE!!!

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Art Carden
24 months ago

I'm an economics professor at Samford University. Bookmark this page, please, for when you start looking at colleges: http://www.samford.edu/business/undergraduate-scholarships

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Enola Talbert
24 months ago

AWESOME , this will touch you like you haven't had your heart touched today, AWESOME, God willing, I will be sending an offering to these wonderful young people. BLESS YOU GENTLEMEN, DON'T FORGET SHOVELING snow IS FUN TOO. thanks for making us all smile again with hope. Bless God, You all made HIM SMILE TODAY

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Katie Deulina
24 months ago

I applaud you on this effort you have done with these boys! What a wonderful life lesson! Very proud for them to represent our hometown of Louisville! Great job mom and great job boys! Keep up the awesome work!

+ Read More
Heather Diamond
24 months ago

I want to commend you young men for stepping up to help your community and fellow human beings. Most people your age would simply be inside on a computer/video game/cell phone/tv, but you have made a conscious choice to get outside and do good for others. You should be proud of the morals and selfless values your parents have instilled in you. They have set you on a wonderful path to a great and productive future. I truly wish more youth would look to you as an example of what they should be doing in their lives. I wish you and your families all the best in life and keep up the amazingly selfless acts of pure kindness because in this day and age it is a rarity and something you should cherish. I have a saying I've used for years and want to pass it on to you... Money is what makes the world go round, but love is what makes it worth living!!!! Best wishes, love and hugs to you all!!!!

+ Read More
Fahimah Divatastic Brown
24 months ago

This is so awesome! I commend you young men for taking pride in your community! Please stay hydrated out there, especially the one who plays football as well! Keep putting smiles on people's faces, God Sees it All! Have fun in Disney

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You guys rock! I truly hope you make it to Dubai! If you guys ever happen to move out to Portland, Oregon, reach out to me, I may have a place for you in the cannabis industry! chriskeithhh@gmail.com

KG
$5
Kimberly A Guyton
1 month ago

Keep up the Good work!! Young Black Men!!!

$20
Anonymous
11 months ago
DC
$50
Donna Coke
13 months ago
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Keep up the great community service and i am looking forward to seeing pictures from Dubai you guys will get there

CM
$20
Colleen Miller
15 months ago

You young men are an inspiration to us all!

OO
$100
oma oma
15 months ago

You boys put a smile on my face, big things in your future for sure!

NB
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Nikky Bell
15 months ago
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Thank you so much!

Eric Mason Dmc
24 months ago

My name is Eric Mason I have a 52 inch commercial mower and a regular lawn mower the commercial mower needs some work on it I'm willing to give it to the kids if they can or someone to pick it up contact me on Facebook

+ Read More
Stephen A. Brown Sr.
24 months ago

My name is Steve Brown and as a black man it makes me proud to see and hear things that's positive coming from our youth. I have a trailer that could help you guys carry your equipment If you don't already have one and you are interested in it,then you can give me a call at 5022242904 and you can have it free!!!, It might need air in the tires but it's in good shape. Keep up the good work and I pray it in will encourage other youth that honest hard work can be rewarding. Good job young men!!!

+ Read More
Eric Pope
24 months ago

I'd like to send them a box of safety glasses to use when they're using those string trimmers. How would I go about doing this? (a friend of mine is a retired eye surgeon. He's told me stories of having to remove eyes that were damaged by flying debris from these things)

+ Read More
Kristi Berman
24 months ago

We should try to to get together and raise $1000 to get these four business men new school clothes, shoes and schools supplies for back to school!!!! They deserve something in return and will feel great going back to school!!!!

+ Read More
Jason Rasset
24 months ago

Go big, and start planning on snow removal equipment!

+ Read More
Sarah Melinda
24 months ago

i have shared this on facebook and challenged all of my fb friends to donate to this cause and with every donation, i will match it. these young men are doing our city proud and our nation by spreading love in a time when we need it most.

+ Read More
Mahon Lakeem Wise
24 months ago

I would like to donate a shirt from my company www.imnice.com and customize a logo for their business. They can choose any design they'd like from the website and we even have a few other choices that haven't been released to the public yet. :)

+ Read More
Michelle Flanagan Tannehill
24 months ago

What you and these young men are doing proves anyone is capable of giving! thank you!! I am a travel agent in Dallas and I'd like to offer to help you with that trip you promised the boys next year. Please message me and I will help you make this trip come true for these wonderful young men. I can find a way to get this at cost. Bless you all !!

+ Read More
Tiffany Menendez
24 months ago

I own a lawnservice and have A self propel lawn mower and blower I'd like to donate please contact me on facebook

+ Read More
Rachel Betts
24 months ago

While I love and appreciate the outpour of donations on this platform, I would like to challenge John Deere, Walmart, major shoe companies, Disney and the other big companies to make contributions into these young men of brand new equipment, school clothes, shoes, an all-expense paid Disney visit, etc. because these young men aren't asking for anything in return for their labor. They just want to help others and coming from the youth, that's PRICELESS!

+ Read More
Ryan Frederick
24 months ago

I have a mower they can have just have to come get . Just send me a message on facebook

+ Read More
Shailesh Saigal
24 months ago

I am willing to tutor any of you kids for free over Skype/facetime / email. “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ― Nelson Mandela

+ Read More
Michele Alexander
24 months ago

Good morning all!!!! I just want you to know that I am truly moved by what you 4 young men are doing. I absolutely love it!!!!!!! I donated yesterday and today I wrote The Ellen Show about you and hope she will get in touch with you and do something very nice for you all. Keep up the good work.

+ Read More
Amy Mikuta
24 months ago

I'd love to ship a case of gatorade to these boys! If I can, please let me know how! ♥

+ Read More
Jose Vazquez
24 months ago

Nothing like waking up in the morning and reading a feel good story. These kids are showing this country that hard work and love brings people together. I'm reading positive comments from African American, Latinos and Whites... PEACE!!!

+ Read More
Art Carden
24 months ago

I'm an economics professor at Samford University. Bookmark this page, please, for when you start looking at colleges: http://www.samford.edu/business/undergraduate-scholarships

+ Read More
Enola Talbert
24 months ago

AWESOME , this will touch you like you haven't had your heart touched today, AWESOME, God willing, I will be sending an offering to these wonderful young people. BLESS YOU GENTLEMEN, DON'T FORGET SHOVELING snow IS FUN TOO. thanks for making us all smile again with hope. Bless God, You all made HIM SMILE TODAY

+ Read More
Katie Deulina
24 months ago

I applaud you on this effort you have done with these boys! What a wonderful life lesson! Very proud for them to represent our hometown of Louisville! Great job mom and great job boys! Keep up the awesome work!

+ Read More
Heather Diamond
24 months ago

I want to commend you young men for stepping up to help your community and fellow human beings. Most people your age would simply be inside on a computer/video game/cell phone/tv, but you have made a conscious choice to get outside and do good for others. You should be proud of the morals and selfless values your parents have instilled in you. They have set you on a wonderful path to a great and productive future. I truly wish more youth would look to you as an example of what they should be doing in their lives. I wish you and your families all the best in life and keep up the amazingly selfless acts of pure kindness because in this day and age it is a rarity and something you should cherish. I have a saying I've used for years and want to pass it on to you... Money is what makes the world go round, but love is what makes it worth living!!!! Best wishes, love and hugs to you all!!!!

+ Read More
Fahimah Divatastic Brown
24 months ago

This is so awesome! I commend you young men for taking pride in your community! Please stay hydrated out there, especially the one who plays football as well! Keep putting smiles on people's faces, God Sees it All! Have fun in Disney

+ Read More
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