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Margie M
6021 Mcmillian
(Southwest Detroit District 6)
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The final hours!

the project

The transformation of three abandoned lots into a safe place where children and their families can play, grow, and dream!

The friends of Neinas are changing lives by changing those abandoned lots into a soccer field, a place for students to display art, and a place where the community can come together!

The students, with the help of their teachers, have begun dreaming about all that those lots could be!

the steps

Step 1. Acquistion of Land

Step 2. Grade the Land

Step 3. Build soccer field, recycling bins/trash cans

Step 4. Add student Art Exhibits, picnic tables, rain water barrels

Step 5.  Plant butterfly garden, little library

why we're doing it

In the past eight years, the community around Neinas, the school, and parents have worked really hard to get three blighted buildings down that were not only an eye-sore to the neighborhood but a danger to the children.

In 2015, a collaboration of people came together, and started planning all that those lots could be. The students started dreaming! The students took surveys, compiled that data, built models of their dreams, and presented to Universities and other donors. While all that happened, the Friends of Neinas, worked on being able to acquire land, put together budgets, and cut through red tape.

The planning is complete and now we are ready to move forward with those plans!

In order to make these dreams a reality for this community, we need $20,000!


Disbursed Budget (as of 9.29.16):

$719.42 for land acquisition

$959.22 for Soccer Materials

$719.42 Sod

$239.81 Art Exhibit

$239.81 Garden

$239.81 for garbage cans/recycling

$719.42 benches / picnic tables

$479.61 dry creek bed

$479.61 Park Beautification 


RAISED = $4,975.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $143.88
Updated Budget (as of 7.11.16):

SUBTOTAL = 10,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335
Original Budget:
$3000 for land acquisition
$4000 for Soccer Materials
$3000 Sod
$1000 Art Exhibit
$1000 Garden
$1000 for garbage cans/recycling
$3000 Benches/Picnic tables
$2000 dry creek bed
$2000 Park Beautification

SUBTOTAL = $20,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $600
TOTAL TO RAISE = $20,635


The final hours!

Hey everyone!  

We are super thankful for all of your support thus far, you are all amazing!  We are in the final 6 hours of our campaign and every $ raised right now is matched dollar for dollar.  We are at 35% of our goal and raising more $$$ by the minute!  The more we raise now the closer we are to providing a safe loving environment for kids where it was once a vacant blighted building!

This project will definitely be a success because of all of these generous contributions.  

Thanks again, 

The Neinas Team

Neinas in the news!

Check out and share this awesome article! And don't forget we've got a $1 for $1 match right now. So your generous gift will be doubled.


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