Do you accept the 50 yard challenge?

Putting the care back in lawn care

We are Raising Men & Women to be leaders in our community through service to others

Making a difference one lawn a time

Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service is the union of an ordinary yard maintenance service and the commitment to establish an inspiring program to keep our youth (girls & boys) on a positive path while learning and understanding their value in society. RMLCS/RWLCS provides free lawn care to our elders, those who are disabled, single mothers and our veterans, who do not have the time, resources and/or money to take care of their yards.

Raising Men & Women Lawn Care Service is a 501(c)(3) organization

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We want to unite the extraordinary community that is present in our local area. We are completely confident in the fact that we can provide a very inspirational program that focuses on channeling the energy that youths have in a positive way as well as helping those who need it the most. We know that sometimes youth want to help the community and sometimes people need it, but it can be hard to know who, why and where. We focus on getting all of this sorted out while also helping people around the area to care for and maintain their lawns.

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Do you accept the 50 Yard Challenge?

Kids across the country united in service

We challenge you to cut 50 lawns FREE for the elderly, disabled, single parents, veterans , & anyone in need of help in your town. If you accept this challenge, all you need to do is send us a photo of you holding a sign saying “I accept the 50 Yard Challenge”, and in return, we’ll send you your white Raising Men/Women shirt along with shades & ear protection to get you started. For every 10 lawns cut, you will get a new color shirt.

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No Donation is too Small

Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you, we ask you to consider a donation to our cause. Raising Men Lawn Care Service can only achieve its goals with the assistance from you, our family. Without these donations, serving those across the country would not be possible .

We are Raising Women Too!

“Anything he can mow, she can mow better.”

-Founder Rodney Smith, Jr.

Although our organization was originally named “Raising Men,” we are equally dedicated to “Raising Women.” Several years ago, we recognized a shortage of young women joining our program. We were concerned that providing all participants with a “Raising Men” t-shirt might not feel inclusive or welcoming to young women who joined our program. To address this issue, we established a sister program called “Raising Women Lawn Care Service,” where young women are given a “Raising Women” t-shirt upon joining. Since implementing this change, we have observed a substantial increase in the number of young women participating in our program.

Our Shirt System

Receive a new shirt for every 10 lawns cut

Our 50 Yard Challenge program operates on a color-coded shirt system, modeled after the karate belt system. Upon registration, each participating child is given a white shirt, which serves as the starting point. As they progress through the program, they are rewarded with new colored shirts for every 10 lawns they mow. For example, after completing 10 lawns, they receive an orange shirt, while mowing 20 lawns earns them a green shirt. Upon reaching the 30, 40, and 50 lawn milestones, they receive a blue, red, and black shirt, respectively. Upon reaching the 50-lawn mark, the child is recognized as having attained a level of proficiency in lawn mowing that is analogous to that of a black belt in karate

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Our Current Numbers

We've got kids in all 50 states!

In over 8 countries, we have thousands of kids signing up to make a difference in their community by completing our 50 yard challenge. From our humble beginnings in Huntsville, Alabama, our organization has experienced tremendous growth in just 5 short years. Our steadfast goal has always remained the same:

Making a difference, one lawn at a time.

Our Founder's Debut Children's Book

In “One Lawn at a Time,” Rodney Smith, Jr., our founder, unveils his own real life story, illustrating how a serendipitous encounter with an elderly man unable to mow his lawn ignited a global initiative. Set in the simplicity of an ordinary neighborhood, this book goes beyond recounting Rodney’s individual deeds of kindness and community assistance. It brings to life a potent narrative of hope, unity, and the ripple effects of small acts of kindness. Through vivid storytelling and colorful illustrations, readers of all ages are invited into Rodney’s journey, witnessing firsthand how one person’s compassionate actions can inspire a worldwide movement of positive change, emphasizing the book’s significance for anyone aspiring to impact the world positively.

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