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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


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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:

  • Youth-Driven Community Center

    Help the Congress of Communities Youth Council members build a Community Center in southwest Detroit! ¡Ayuda a los jóvenes de Congreso de Comunidades construir un centro de comunidades en southwest Detroit!

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,252
  • Color in Cascardo Coloring Book

    This project is to bring comfort and healing to front line workers, educators and people in our community during the covid-19 pandemic by offering a unique coloring book of original, imaginative and inspiring designs.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,230
  • Halleck House Virtual Residency

    Halleck House Virtual Residency explores connection, experimentation, and radical collaboration within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,512
  • EcoWorks student Janette Flores at the Paris climate negotiations (2015)

    Net Zero For All, Starting Today (F.A.S.T.)

    Net Zero F.A.S.T. is a regional initiative to unite neighborhoods, schools, organizations, businesses, and municipalities in the effort to combat climate change and create a vibrant, equitable, resilient future.

    NEEDS: $4,851 of 10,309 + Volunteers
  • Delicata squash

    Local Food Delivery for Seniors & Veterans

    Veterans and seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations during the time of this novel Coronoavirus (Covid-19) and we want to make sure they receive the highest quality food during this time.

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,316 + Volunteers
  • School Lunch Delivery by Dee

    This is a FREE community service using personal vehicles to insure kids get their school lunches. Myself & 11yr. pack over 260+ lunches & home deliver to prevent waste since 3/18/2020. 

    NEEDS: $6,318 of 6,418
  • Auntie Na's Village - Pandemic Food Delivery Program

    We are providing Free Food Boxes to the doorstep of over 200 families in Detroit weekly during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our Nutrition Program is currently providing food for 1 in 1000 Detroiters.

    NEEDS: $0 of 25,000 + Volunteers