Are you looking for a high impact, high purpose and high volume volunteer opportunity? Be a part of the Six Day Project!

Project Details

Join thousands of individuals, primarily from corporations in Southeastern Michigan, from October 2-7, 2023, as we come together to clear blight and beautify Detroit’s Cooley community!

We’re removing blight from the front yards of vacant properties (clearing debris and cutting down overgrown grass, weeds and brush) as well as mowing the lawns of seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. These activities greatly increase the level of interaction between community residents, students, and our volunteers who live outside the Cooley Community.

All tools are provided, and volunteers will receive a t-shirt to wear on their volunteer day. Volunteers should bring their own work gloves and protective eyewear/sunglasses as well as wear pants and closed-toed shoes. 

Below is the schedule for your volunteer day:

  • 11-11:45 a.m. // Arrive at Cooley High School & board buses to command center
  • 12-4 p.m. // Blight removal and beautification on assigned block
  • 4-5 p.m. // Return to Cooley High School to enjoy drinks and snacks

2023 project service area map

Please note, t-shirt orders are due, Friday September 1. All t-shirts can be picked up, Wednesday, September 27, from 4-6 p.m. at:

Durfee Innovation Society
2700 Collingwood St.
Detroit, MI 48206


If you have any questions about the project, please reach out to Brooke Adams at

Please note: All volunteers must be at least 14-years-old to participate in the project.


Sponsorship Information

We encourage all our corporate volunteer groups to consider at least a $1,000 sponsorship of the event to participate in the project in order to balance rising costs. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

– Customized t-shirts for all your volunteers with your company logo

– Promotion at the event on a variety of signage as well as in pre and post event communications

– Listing on our Life Remodeled website

Please check out this sponsorship packet or contact for more information.


Our 2022 Six Day Project was held October 3-8, 2021. This past year, we had over 5,000 volunteers register! We busted blight on vacant properties and mowed over 400 lawns of residents, delivered 2,000 freshly potted mums, donated and installed 100 Ring video doorbells, and painted addresses on curbs. 

Since 2014, Life Remodeled has invested $43.5 million into four Detroit neighborhoods. We’ve beautified 2,076 blocks, repaired 194 homes, boarded up 2,062 houses and engaged 77,020 volunteers.