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We are transforming our blighted Detroit neighborhood into a 21st-century sustainable eco-village.
We are transforming our blighted Detroit neighborhood into a 21st-century sustainable eco-village.
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AVALON VILLAGE – From Blight to Beauty

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    AVALON VILLAGER

    We'll send you a personalized digital thank-you card from Shu!

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    AVALON VILLAGER WITH HONORS

    We'll engrave your name in our Avalon Villagers Wall of Honor, plus send you a personalized digital thank-you card from Shu!

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    POSTCARD FROM AVALON VILLAGE

    Shu will send you a hand-written postcard from Avalon Village, and we'll also engrave your name in our Wall of Honor.

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    **NEW** POSTCARD + AVALON ANTHEM MUSIC VIDEO!

    Donate $25 or more and receive an exclusive download link to the Avalon Village Music Video – AVALON (From Blight To Beauty) – produced by internationally-acclaimed hip hop artist Supa Emcee. The video is shot on-scene at the Avalon Village with Mama Shu and community youth. (All donors who have previously given $25 or more will also receive this additional reward.)

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    EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROES COME TO THE VILLAGE

    We'll mail you a signed photo of Edward Sharpe, of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, in front of the completed homework house. Plus, your name on the Wall of Honor and a digital thank-you card from Shu!

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    AVALON TRAILBLAZER

    We’ll lay a personalized brick in the Avalon Villagers Courtyard with your name on it, plus a personalized digital thank-you card from Shu!

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    GODDESS GIFT-BAG

    A Wall of Honor mention and a thank-you card, plus we’ll send you a gift-bag of local goodies from the Goddess Marketplace – Shu’s very own economic empowerment initiative for women in Highland Park. (U.S. addresses only)

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    AVALON (SEAT)-BACKER

    In addition to the Wall of Honor mention and a thank-you card, we'll inscribe your name in a customized seat-back of one of the student chairs in our Homework House.

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    HOMEWORK HOUSE BUILDER

    In addition to the Wall of Honor mention and a thank-you card, we’ll also dedicate an engraved desk to you in our newly-renovated Homework House for the youth.

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    FOLK OUT WITH US

    In addition to the Wall of Honor mention and a thank-you card, you’ll get an exclusive signed vinyl of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes' new album - signed by all the band! official indie folk band of Avalon Village!

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    TOUR DE-TROIT

    We'll take you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of all of our favorite places in Detroit: from the village itself to the fresh Avalon Bakery for a light healthy lunch, to the riverfront and more! (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    **EXTENDED** EDWARD SHARPE VIP LIFETIME TICKETS!

    Back by popular demand! Lifetime VIP pair of tickets to any Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes headlining* show – whenever you want to see them perform! Plus you'll be inscribed on our Wall of Honor and receive an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

    *Headlining shows only, excluding festivals

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    AVALON HEALTHY BODIES PATRON

    You’ll be honored as a sponsor of one of our two Avalon Basketball Courts and receive: a commemorative plaque installed in the Village; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    TOUR DE-TROIT + A LOCAL CUT!

    Every from the TOUR DE-TROIT package, plus we’ll throw in a free haircut from local renowned barber Antonio Wymes, whose Mr. Clippers Barbershop is the best place in town to get the real pulse of the community!

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    OK, SIT DOWN

    We'll dedicate a bench in Jakobi Ra park to you and you’ll receive: a commemorative plaque installed on the bench; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    YOU LIGHT UP OUR LIFE

    We'll build a solar yard light installation in your honor at the Homework House and you’ll receive: a commemorative plaque installed in the yard; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    **NEW** EDWARD SHARPE VIP LIFETIME TICKETS!

    Lifetime VIP pair of tickets to any Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes headlining* show – whenever you want to see them perform! Plus you'll be inscribed on our Wall of Honor and receive an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

    *Headlining shows only, excluding festivals

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    YOU’RE A VOLLEYBALLER

    We’ll name the Avalon Volleyball Court in your honor and you’ll receive: a commemorative plaque installed in the village; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    ACE ON THE COURT

    We’ll name the Avalon Tennis Court in your honor and you’ll receive: a commemorative plaque installed in the village; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    YOU'RE AN EDWARD SHARPE VIP!

    Lifetime VIP pair of tickets to any Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes headlining* show – whenever you want to see them perform! Plus you'll be inscribed on our Wall of Honor and receive an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

    *Headlining shows only, excluding festivals

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    UP ON THE ROOF

    We’re installing a Green Roof on the Goddess Marketplace at 32 Avalon, and we’ll dedicate it to you. You’ll receive: a commemorative plaque installed in the Goddess Marketpalce; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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    GAZEBO GRANDMASTER

    We'll build our beautiful gazebo in Jakobi Ra Park in your honor and you’ll receive: a commemorative plaque installed in the gazebo; an invitation to our VIP Patron Party at launch time in September. (Transportation to Detroit and accommodations not included)

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