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245 Lenox Ave
Manhattan (Harlem)
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the project

An initiative based around sustainability, preservation, pollution control and health management of the local tree beds, planter street boxes and flower-beds along Lenox Avenue.

The League: DGM has partnered with The Lenox Ave Business Alliance and MMPCIA for beautification, preservation and revitalization initiatives of Lenox Ave. and Central Harlem, including the Historic & Landmarked Mount Morris Community Park District from 118-125th streets.


the steps

  • Cleanup Process: Removing garbage and weeds from the median on Lenox Ave, from 118th-125th Street
  • Laying down mulch, and soil to help with the growing of plants.
  • Planting: Several different flowers to brighten up Lenox Ave.

why we're doing it

“The "Greener Lenox" was a joint mention of the “The LEAGUE: Gentlemen’s Group”. We felt the idea is a direct way to build personality and character with our younger (and older) generations of brothers, while spending time mentoring and sharing OUR care in their "being".

The Impact - We hope as “The League” constantly strives to give our brother the will be to showcased at their best throughout...starting with our community.” Louis Johnson | “The LEAGUE: Gentlemen’s Group”

To maintain the trees and median flower planter-boxes by watering, weeding, removing trash & dead shrubbery, mulching, planting flowers and bulbs in tree beds, creating tree bed signs and building protective tree guards on a consistent basis.


Based on Statistics from Last Year:

(79 volunteers)

8 Cases of water 

15 boxes of pizza 

2 bags of coffee

8 bags of top soil

13 bags of compost

2 buckets, 2 water pails and 1 wheel barrel

45+ bags of organic mulch laid= over 540 sq ft of mulch 

30+ bags of pollution removed from tree beds

25+ bags of old mulch removed and recycled

25 plastic trowels & 25 cultivators (bought 25 more)

80 pairs of gloves used. 

2 rakes, 3 brooms & 1 shovel borrowed( we hope to buy one)

2 bags of organic fertilizer

SUBTOTAL = $2,500
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $125
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $75

RAISED = $50.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $2.38
less 3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $1.46



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  • dianne h.