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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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.
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 .
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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
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.
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All proceeds from our shirts & hats are going to towards a scholarship fund we are building for kids who complete our 50 yard challenge.