Neighborhoods Day celebrates all the great work block clubs, churches, schools community groups and local businesses do throughout the year in the effort to create a better Detroit. Neighborhoods Day events are held all over the city on the same day, from midtown to downtown, from the west side to the east side.
WHAT TYPE OF EVENT SHOULD I HAVE?
Whatever shows off the work and serves the needs of your neighborhood or organization – such as community cleanups, parades, work shops on various issues, youth events and concerts, volunteer signups for community programs, health fairs, garage sales, picnics, etc.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE A LARGE EVENT?
No. Do whatever works best for your situation. Some events have had several hundred people or over 1,000, some 20 to 50. The size of the event is not as important as demonstrating your desire to be connected to other Detroiters who share a common spirit for a better community.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is a $50 registration fee. You will receive a Neighborhoods Day banner, T-shirts and a “community tool kit,” of neighborhood services and resources. ARISE Detroit! also will assist in identifying potential vendors for your event if you wish. Registration deadline is July 1, 2014.
HOW WILL I RAISE MONEY TO HOST MY EVENT?
ARISE Detroit! does not make grants, but many groups obtain funding from their community businesses and organizations that are eager to support groups that support them throughout the year.
WILL MY EVENT RECEIVE MEDIA COVERAGE?
Some events will receive media coverage, but we cannot guarantee it for all events. However, ARISE Detroit! promotes all the events to the local media and all events will be posted on our website map.