As we did in last year, we spent an entire week (August 3-9, 2015) in Detroit—specifically in the Osborn area—to help, pro bono, the non-profit Life Remodeled with executing their planned “makeover” of Osborn High School and the surrounding neighborhood. We were responsible for the design and production of a promotional brochure and flyer, signage, banners, room plaques, appreciation certificates, t-shirt graphics, social media channel headers, the posting of TV and radio media coverage, capturing the project photographically, and filming interviews of volunteers ( for the “Super Service Challenge” ). Most of the graphic work was done before the ‘build week’, and most of the the photography and filming was done during the week-long ‘campaign’.
Here’s a list of the project’s major accomplishments:
– Major Renovations at Osborn High School
(Roof; Gym; Cafeteria; Special rooms; Landscaping)
– 472 Vacant Houses Boarded Up
– 302 Blocks of Blight Removal
– 21 Student Houses Remodeled
– Beautification, Mural, and New Playscapes at Pulaski Elementary-Middle School
– 230 Planter Boxes along “Safe Routes” to Schools
This was an unbelievable effort performed by over 9,500 ‘actual’ volunteers (12,000+ “volunteer days”)—in just 6 days—and has been valued at over $5M!
The following are selected photos that represent the over 6,000 photos (click here to view) we, and a team of photographers we brought together, took to capture all of the activities during the ‘build week’:
The following are examples of the work we provided:
If you are also interested in more information, or supporting, this great non-profit, contact Mark Besh at Visual Impact Systems (248-548-7000), or click the link below to be taken to Life Remodeled’s website.