Your gift will be matched! Help us clean up!

Every gift (up to $150 per individual gift) will be matched – the deadline is March 23!

trashcan image Advance Memphis and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith work together to maintain and develop a formerly blighted corner of property at an intersection dubbed one of the most dangerous in America (#23 in a report on To date, the space has been cleaned and is being cultivated, with an eye toward permaculture design and creating an “edible landscape.” Work is done by neighbors, volunteers, and student participants in the workforce development programs. The space eliminates blight, builds community, produces food, and serves as a learning lab for Advance Memphis.

We’ll purchase 3 attractive and long-lasting metal trashcans for use in the neighborhood garden. Sitting on 3 corners of the property, the trashcans will define the space, provide a means to keep it clean, and help visitors see the connection (through branding) to the nearby Advance facility.

Buying trashcans isn’t glamorous – but the alternative is a mess! Help us out by going to and donating: give – have your gift doubled – and help to support the learning, growing, and healthy options that come from this space.