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Nick J
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd
(Virginia Park/LaSalle Gardens)
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the project

Summer is, ultimately, too short. Summer in the City volunteers and campers make myriad memories under the hot sun citywide and then, in the blink of an eye, it's time to head back to school. We hope everyone concludes camp and commences school with the confidence, compassion and courage to be the change they wish to see in Detroit.

And backpacks. Backpacks are our humble way to send our 700 campers back to school with a few tools (and a long-lasting high five) that will help them along their academic journeys until we see them again.


the steps

1. Get our volunteers and campers pumped about the big finish to the 16th year of Summer in the City.

2. Source donated and discounted school supplies.

3. Facilitate Finale Friday, in which campers get to do their own back-to-school shopping at activity stations throughout the Joseph Walker Williams Center. 

why we're doing it

Summer in the City works to create safe spaces for campers and volunteers to grow together for 8 wonderful weeks and then share their anticipation and anxiety about heading back to school.

Now that we have campers who have been with us for many summers -- and some who have returned as volunteers -- we know that this small investment can be a major vote of confidence in their academic careers.




Disbursed budget (8.22.17):

In addition to the items from our original budget, we'll be able to purchase more notebooks and some extra calculators for the kids because of the generous donations that we received over our goal (thank you!).

RAISED = $11,040.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $320.53
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $10,684.47

Original budget:

700 Backpacks at $12 a backpack =                                     $8400
Petting Zoo (Ponies and Bunnies and Llamas oh my) =       $400
Inflatables (Giant Slide and Obstacle Course) =                   $400
Arts and Scraps ( =                                   $400
Sno Kones (Sno Kones!)=                                                     $400


Project Subtotal =  $10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
Total to raise on ioby = $10,335



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