Pocket Park for Warrendale

$2,210 of $10k goal

Raised by 28 people in 21 days
Barb Matney  DETROIT, MI
A year ago  my husband Joe and I started the In Memory of Community Garden to help the Warrendale Community (located at Minock and Whitlock),bringing neighbors of all cultures and ages together. The garden currently has 12 raised beds, a butterfly garden in the shape of a butterfly, compost tumblers and rain barrels. We have had GREAT support from State Reps, Detroit City Council, District Magnagers , The Detroit Police Dept, , The Warrendale Community Organization along with many Organizations in the City of Detroit. Lawrence Technological University is also assisting with the design.
We have recently won the Project Evergreen Contest where we have won the renovation of a safe green space for children and families but this does not include any play equipment. There is a grant available offering part of the cost of the playscape but we have to come up with around $10,000. to cover the balance.  We have already personally purchased the lots but are in need of help to raise the additional funds. Adding a pocket park to our current community space is much needed with the closest park from the   garden being about a mile away. Even though the garden welcomes the youth as we all know children get bored very easily. The pocket park will allow parents,grandparents to still volunteer at the garden and keep an eye on the children across the street. With so many abandoned houses/lots in the Warrendale area and no where for the children to play we have seen many children throughout the years playing in and around these abandoned houses. Please help The In Memory of Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization  (both organizations are a 501c3-non profit) to create a  clean, safe  pocket park in the Warrendale Community for our children. If you prefer to donate by mail the address is                                                                         
In Memory of Community Garden                                              6550 Auburn                                                                                            Detroit, Mich.48228
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Update 5
Posted by Barbara Matney
10 days ago
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wow I knew this stuff was expensive..this is just an example ...This is going to take a while but I am going to keep trying, the kids in Warrendale are worth it :)
Radical Rainbow $24,014
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Update 4
Posted by Barbara Matney
12 days ago
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If you would like to donate to the pocket park and do not want to go through the Go Fund me you can click the donate button on our facebook page and it will take you straight to paypal..Thank You for all the Love and Support with this new adventure. ;)
https://www.facebook.com/InMemoryOfCommunityGarden/?ref=page_internal
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Update 3
Posted by Barbara Matney
16 days ago
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We met today with Project Evergreen to look over the pocket park location for her to get an idea of what needs to be done to the lots...things seem to be happening fast. We are so looking forward to get started with this awesome space for children and families
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Bonnie Winberg Prestin
18 days ago
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Bonnie Winberg Prestin
18 days ago
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Did you try the Lowes grant?? It sounds perfect for your project!

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Barb Matney
19 days ago
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I want to THANK everyone so much for the donations,support and sharing the link . We are feeling so blessed to have such AWESOME support. I know we are going to reach our goal and provide a safe,clean park for our community

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Barb Matney
20 days ago
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opps try this link to the news story http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/239943345-video

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Barb Matney
20 days ago
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Here is our story on the news http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/239943345-video#.WL4r7w2xupY.facebook

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Barb Matney
21 days ago
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This is the link for the contest we won http://projectevergreen.org/news/project-evergreen-exmark-and-sports-turf-managers-association-announce-the-winner-of-the-our-winning-green-space-contest/

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$2,210 of $10k goal

Raised by 28 people in 21 days
Created March 5, 2017
PT
$100
Paula Trilety
10 days ago
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Go look at Arcola Park--one street west of Inkster, just south of Warren. Wish I could contribute more for this worthwhile project.

ET
$10
Emma Thomas
10 days ago
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$50
Anonymous
12 days ago(Offline Donation)
4
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TG
$50
Tobbi Gunn
15 days ago
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4
DM
$25
Denise Martinez
15 days ago
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$50
Anonymous
16 days ago
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MM
$25
Mary Martin
17 days ago
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$30
Margaret Cunningham Earhart
19 days ago
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Grew up in Warrendale and raised my daughters in the neighborhood. So proud of Barb and Joe for all they do. I'm a very proud Mom.

JT
$25
John Thompson
19 days ago
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I support urban gardens and parks and your hard work! Thank you and Good luck!

SL
$50
Sandy Lewis-Braund
19 days ago
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I grew up on Woodmont and have wonderful memories. God bless you for helping the children in the community.

Bonnie Winberg Prestin
18 days ago
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https://www.lowes.com/cd_The+Lowes+Charitable+and+Educational+Foundation_474741445_

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Bonnie Winberg Prestin
18 days ago
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Did you try the Lowes grant?? It sounds perfect for your project!

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Barb Matney
19 days ago
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I want to THANK everyone so much for the donations,support and sharing the link . We are feeling so blessed to have such AWESOME support. I know we are going to reach our goal and provide a safe,clean park for our community

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Barb Matney
20 days ago
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opps try this link to the news story http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/239943345-video

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Barb Matney
20 days ago
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Here is our story on the news http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/239943345-video#.WL4r7w2xupY.facebook

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Barb Matney
21 days ago
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This is the link for the contest we won http://projectevergreen.org/news/project-evergreen-exmark-and-sports-turf-managers-association-announce-the-winner-of-the-our-winning-green-space-contest/

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