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COVID 19: Caring for your community

Our ioby community is full of helpers. Neighborhood leaders, unofficial mayors of the block, people like you who have always stepped up to do what’s right and to lend a hand. We’re here to support your urgent responses to the impacts of COVID-19 in Cincinnati. There are two things you can do on ioby right now to support your community: You can start a project on ioby, or check out a list of resources in Detroit we compiled to help you plan a project. 

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About ioby Detroit

There’s a lot to love about the Motor City, but our favorite thing has got to be Detroiters’ readiness to get good done. Since we began our on-the-ground work in Detroit, ioby has launched over 180 projects, supported over 200 resident leaders as they plan, crowdfund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city. With a median donation of $50, these leaders have raised over $730,000 in small donations to make Detroit neighborhoods thriving and full of opportunity for all.

 

Start A Project In Detroit 

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for creating positive change in their neighborhood can raise funds, find volunteers and promote their project. When you fundraise for your community project on ioby, you can:

  • Receive one-on-one fundraising and implementation coaching

  • Collect tax-deductible donations

  • Have ioby act as your project’s fiscal sponsor

  • Find new volunteers

  • Join us for grassroots fundraising trainings and workshops

Submit your idea and ioby will reach out to support you on your journey to making positive change in your Detroit neighborhood

 

                                                                                                        Start A Project

 

Meet Sara Aldridge,  ioby's Detroit Action Strategist! 

 

Sara is ioby’s Detroit Action Strategist, where she supports the network of Detroit leaders and fosters meaningful relationships with community partners to cultivate positive change within neighborhoods. 

She graduated from Wayne State University with a B.A. in English and has been committed to the fight for reproductive rights, food, and social justice for over 20 years!  Prior to working as ioby’s Detroit Action Strategist, she was the Urban Agriculture Nutrition Education Coordinator for The Greening of Detroit and the Event Coordinator for Murals in the Market. In addition, she has experience in education and arts administration, brand management, journalism and marketing. 

When she’s not supporting ioby Leaders, she spends her time reading, cuddling with her rescue animals or,  DJing throughout Detroit, where she lives with her husband. Learn more about our Leader Success Strategists

 

Donate to a project in your Detroit neighborhood:

  • Underground Music Academy

    Underground Music Academy

    We're raising funds for a Detroit based community music hub called Underground Music Academy. Our aim is to build the future leaders of independent electronic music. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 25,000 + Volunteers
  • M with violin

    Support music in the city

    The Detroit Suzuki Academy of Music is raising money to support new instruments and violin classes in Detroit. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,182
  • Tutors from Wayne State University

    Against All Odds

    La Casa Guadalupana promotes family literacy, adult education, work force prep and tutoring in southwest Detroit and positively impacts the lives of immigrant adults and children.

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,861
  • Underground Music Academy

    Underground Music Academy

    We're raising funds for a Detroit based community music hub called Underground Music Academy. Our aim is to build the future leaders of independent electronic music. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 25,809 + Volunteers
  • Edith Perchman Park

    Edith Perchman Park in Highland Park, MI

    Develop Edith Perchman Park into a beautiful community space that will honor the memory of this 12-year-old girl who was tragically killed while delivering newspapers in Highland Park on August 18, 1974.

    NEEDS: $50,042 of 51,582
  • Fully Involved Detroit

    Supporting the brave men and women of Detroit Fire and the communities they are dedicated to serving.

    NEEDS: $10,708 of 10,908 + Volunteers
  • two brown hands holding a small sign that says "Love Letters to Black Folx" on a floral background

    Love Letters to Black Folx

    Support us in creating this movement to conjure joy, hope, rest and rejuvenation for Black people.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,098 + Volunteers