Take people from your place of worship or your social/service group on a tour of our neighborhoods and projects. Invite us to tell our story at your place of worship or the group's meeting place. Add your name or the names of friends and associates to our mailing list by sending an email to with your inquiry and information.

There are many types of in-kind donations that can greatly benefit our programs.


Donate & Get Involved


Donate Monetarily

Make a tax-deductible contribution and help support our work in building vital neighborhoods!

Click here to donate online or contact Alicia Diaz for more information:

Sponsor a Project

Put your name or your company's name on one of these:

  • The Lawndale Center - UNI is currently working to re-develop a former Moose Lodge building into a major community resource. There are numerous naming opportunities available, please contact Alicia Diaz for more information:
  • A kids' sports team
  • Maintenance of a park
  • Our Annual event or our community holiday events
  • A community beautification day
  • A mural by our Southwest Urban Arts Mural Program

Contact our Contact us at 313.451.8380 and/or email to to arrange a sponsorship.

Equipment and Materials

  • Perennials and bulbs for our Park development projects
  • Office supplies

Food items: Pre-packaged nutritious snacks only. Other food items may be donated to the All Saints Loaves and Fishes Nutrition Center, 7824 W. Fort St. (313.841.1428, #5).

We cannot accept clothing donations as we have no storage facilities. However, batches of colored T shirts can be very useful in our youth programs.

Automobiles and trucks in good condition can be sold to our benefit. Contact us at 313.451.8380 and/or email to to initiate the process. 

Popular classic vehicles in excellent condition can be accepted as donations and then raffled to achieve a three-fold advantage over the cash value of the donation.

Office Equipment Donation Program

Donate suites of commercial office furnishings and our business partner, Bargain Office, will pick up your equipment and sell it through their warehouse showrooms on Grand River in Detroit. UNI will receive a check for the wholesale value of the donation to support its core service of development. Your company will receive certification from our charity for your donation. Only commercial office furnishings in quantity qualify for this project. Contact us at 313.451.8380 or Brad Emsley of Bargain Office Equipment at 877.588.3888 to initiate the project. 

Tour Our Projects

Contact our Contact us at 313.451.8380 and/or email to to make arrangements. Bring a group down in a van or bus and we'll give you an eye-opening tour of a diverse, moderate income neighborhood making a comeback.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Gardens of the Park Club: Improve and maintain one of the theme gardens of perennial grasses, flowers, and flowering and fruit-bearing shrubs surrounding Detroit's most beautiful neighborhood park

Board/Committee membership: Build our organization through leadership.

Fix-it, Paint-it, Clean-it:  If you ever owned a house, you know what it takes beyond the ordinary routines to keep a community center shining.

Contact us at 313.451.8380 and/or email to to volunteer.