The Temple of the American Dream represents a lasting contribution to the revitalization of a historic neighborhood in Detroit. We need your help to make to keep the temple strong in the future and to build on our success with new projects.
Donations to the Detroit Dream Project
We raised $30,000 dollars to create the Temple to the American Dream and the surrounding Peace Park landscaping. Our fundraising included a $15,000 challenge grant from The Black Rock Arts Foundation which we matched with your support — thank you!
We are not done!
Now we need to fund the on-going maintenance and upkeep of the Temple as well as raise the funds for our next projects. To deepen our investments in Detroit we are currently searching for a “home base” in the Brightmoor / Old Redford neighborhood for SPARC. This home base will give us the opportunity to throw open the doors to more building and more art — bus stops, solar powered LED street lights, art cars, art parades, kids workshops — all of these are on our radar screen. Help us build on our success and continue building the Detroit Dream!
Cynthia “Cooky” Jones
or call (313)271-4153
All contributions (including equipment and monetary donations), may be considered tax deductible contributions and would be greatly appreciated. Contribute to the Detroit Dream Project and help make a lasting impact on the landscape and spirit of this community.
Contributors to the Detroit Dream Project Temple Build included:
Black Rock Arts Foundation — the challenge grant launched this project
Individual Donors from around the United States — Thank YOU to each and every one of you, YOU made the Dream a Reality!
Volunteers — without countless folks stepping up to organize, stain, build, cheer and secure the site we could not have built this Temple. Thank you all!
Motor City Blight Busters — for the land, your patience and countless hours of support
Detroit Evolution Laboratory — crew support including amazing food
RecyClean — thank you for the recycling dumpster to help us go green
Avalon Bakery — delicious breads that helped sustain the build crew
Michigan Green Safe Products — wonderful recyclable plates, cups etc.
American Landscape Management — thank you to Raymond for spruce trees
Contractors & Businesses that were key to the project include:
Home Depot — special thank you Les for working on the best deals for materials and rentals that helped make this project possible
Michigan Timber — custom trusses on a quick turnaround, thank you