Detroit-based nonprofit Life Remodeled was formed a decade ago to help revitalize Detroit’s neighborhoods. From renovating and repurposing former community buildings to repairing owner-occupied homes, the organization mobilizes 10,000+ volunteers annually to beautify an area of four-square miles, with each plot chosen according to most significant need.
Recently, in partnership with Life Remodeled, employees throughout the Ilitch companies took part in a community effort to help clean up and beautify Detroit’s Petoskey-Otsego neighborhood. Through the Ilitch Charities Colleague Engagement Program, which connects employees with an array of opportunities to give back, dozens of volunteers converged in the historic neighborhood to help remove blight and cut down overgrown grass, weeds and brush from the streets and adjacent lots.
“By bringing together thousands of volunteers from the city and suburbs over six days in specific Detroit neighborhoods, we’re not only achieving our mission of bridging people across divides to help transform each other’s lives, but we’re also making a tremendous, immediate and visible impact in the Detroit neighborhoods in which we serve,” Chris Lambert, founder and CEO of Life Remodeled, said.
For more than 20 years, Ilitch Charities has developed programs and made significant donations to critical causes throughout the Detroit community. “Our goal is to partner with key organizations to uplift the neighborhoods,” Joshua Sanborn, manager of Ilitch Charities, said. “Through the kindness of our colleagues, we can help make a sustainable impact in our community.”