Plant a Garden at Jamieson Elementary

IMU logoHelp IMU Plant a Garden at Jamieson Elementary in Detroit Saturday!  


Bill Cosby isn’t the only one who wants good things to happen in the Detroit Public School District . . . I Miss You, Inc. will be partnering with Beyond Basics and Duke Alumni to help plant a garden at Jamieson Elementary this Saturday.  

IMU is a newly-launched apparel company that is committed to helping youth and building stronger communities. IMU CEO David Merritt is asking for volunteers to pitch in to create a beautiful green space at the school on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

 Jamieson Elementary is located at 2900 W. Philadelphia Street, Detroit MI, 48206-2383.

 Bring your gardening tools and supplies — rakes, shovels, spades, hoses, etc. a bag of dirt or mulch, and perennials such as hosta, day lily, iris or spring bulbs to plant. Green is good.

Create a Beautiful Garden for the Kids

WHO? David Merritt, former captain of the U-M basketball team, and his company I Miss You, Inc. are asking you to get your hands a little dirty this weekend to help Beyond Basics, and the Duke Alumni Association create a garden at DPS Jamieson Elementary School.

WHAT? Merritt, the staff and customers of his new apparel company — IMU — need your help planting a garden alongside some of the elementary families.

WHEN? Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  (Those of you coming from U-M, we will be meeting at 9 a.m. by the Cube, please RSVP by Thursday, Sept 24th, so we can arrange rides)

 WHERE? JAMIESON ELEMENTARY, 2900 W. Philadelphia St. Detroit, MI 48206.Click here for a map to Jamieson.

HOW? Volunteers should contact IMU at [email protected] prior to Saturday.
WHY?Helping our community is an integral part of IMU’s mission. When we help others, we spread happiness. 

BONUS? Be part of something special! Meet new people! Network! Get involved! Have fun! Give back! Better a community.  And…if you have already made an IMU T-shirt purchase, you can earn a discount on your next purchase with IMU. 

IMU is more than a T-shirt company. This is about spreading happiness and changing perspectives. A reminder to have true compassion for others.  It’s all wrapped in a fresh package and delivered through unrivaled customer service.  IMU is a deeper connection. To your friends, family and community-the one you live in now and the one your actions will help shape. That’s why we’ve committed to serve our communities and encourage you to do the same.

IMU is a call to action. To appreciate the people and experiences that make you who you are. And the badge on each shirt will serve to spread the word. Let’s see how far it can go.
IMU. The inside out.

Former U-M basketball captain David Merritt is the CEO and President of IMU, established in 2009 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The official company launch was Friday, Sept. 4 at the U-M League Ballroom in Ann Arbor. Merritt grew up in West Bloomfield and played basketball at West Bloomfield High School before earning an academic scholarship to U-M. He joined the U-M basketball team as a walk-on his junior year after being turned down as a freshman and sophomore. He led the team as its co-captain last year, helping the Wolverines earn an NCAA tournament bid.

IMU’s very first community service event was a great success! Over 20 smiling faces and helping hands came to Green Baxter Court (GBC) Community Center in Ann Arbor, MI on Sept. 12.  Volunteers painted, built shelves, made posters, cleaned, and organized! After completing those tasks, the entire group headed outdoors to do a complete site cleanup, picking up trash and sweeping up broken glass to help create a safe, clean environment for all residents. Fran Deering, GBC Director, was very pleased to see everything she had on her list was accomplished by the end of the morning. Thank you to everyone who came to not only support IMU, but more importantly, improve the Community Action Network and Green Baxter Court community!

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