project leader
Angelo T
location
West 25th Street
(Ohio City)
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You delivered, we delivered!

the project

UPDATE APRIL 22, 2020

NEXT STEPS: Since we distributed the care packages Tuesday morning, we've realized the enormous number of our Riverview neighbors that don't have a suitable long-term mask to wear out in public, which is a serious problem for stopping the spread of covid-19.  We want to help them find a well-designed, long-lasting mask that works well for them in public.  We've extended our project a couple more weeks and are hoping to raise an additional $3,500 for 500 of these masks while we still have the 1:1 donor match available to us.  This is a high-impact public health project.

FROM APRIL 17, 2020

Since we've all hunkered down in our homes the past few weeks, we haven't had the chance to say hello to our elder neighbors at Riverview Terrace on West 25th!  We know they are trying to stay safe at home, and we want to send them all a care package to let them know we're thinking of them! Each package will include a few food items, paper games (including word searches, sudoku, crossword puzzles), and a few basic health necessities including Tylenol, soap, diluted bleach, and toilet paper.

We're purchasing most of these items from local Cleveland businesses, and hope to get the care packages distributed as soon as possible. We know it's not a lot, but we want our neighbors to know that we care very much and are here to help them get through to better days!

Donate $8 to share some care with one Riverview senior.  Or $25, $40, or $65!  We realize that everyone's budget is up in the air right now, but hope you would consider the large impact that even a small donation could make in helping neighbors stay home and avoid extra trips to the stores until the covid-19 peak is far behind us.

We hope to include some drawings in the care packages, so this project will include an arts component.  Our idea is to solicit artwork and game ideas from the entire Ohio City community, so that all can be engaged in this effort.  Are you an artist?  Do you like to color?  We hope to include some drawings in the care packages, so if you'd like to distribute your own artwork or have ideas, send an email to Malaz at "elmalaz.design@gmail.com"!

the steps

UPDATE APRIL 22, 2020

We'd like to source 500 long-term, washable face masks.  We are trying to find this quantity at a $5-7 price point, so our new goal is an additional $3,500.  Our understanding is that each person at Riverview was given bandanas and rubberbands, but this is not a dignified or acceptable solution.  If you or someone you know is in a position to help our Riverview neighbors stay safe and reduce public transmission, please consider donating or sharing our project!  This is a high-impact public health project.

 

Budget (itemized for each care package):
Food items: $6.10
Activity items: $0.24
Health items: $2.66
Packaging it all up: $0.46
Total: $9.46

500 neighbors x $9.46 = $4,730 total for care packages

STRETCH GOAL!
500 reusable washable masks: $3,500

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $8,230
ioby Platform Fee     waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $247
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $8,477

 

why we're doing it

Who are we?

We're neighbors Malaz Elgemiabby, Brian Mallory, and Angelo Trivisonno.  Malaz is an award-winning designer and architect and recently spearheaded the Riverview Welcome Center portrait project, Brian is a Riverview resident and community organizer, and Angelo is on the board of Ohio City Inc., the neighborhood community development corporation.

budget

Disbursement 2:

Disburse budget:

Budget (itemized for each care package):



Food items: $6.10



Activity items: $0.24



Health items: $2.66



Packaging it all up: $0.46



Total: $9.46



500 neighbors x $9.46 = $4,730 total for care packages





STRETCH GOAL!



500 washable, long-term masks: $3,500.00

Funds remaining.: 129.10

Total to disburse: $8,359.10




TOTAL RAISED = $1,000.00 $1,000.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived $48.25
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $30.00 $28.95
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $970.00 $887.80

Disburse budget:

Budget (itemized for each care package):

Food items: $6.10

Activity items: $0.24

Health items: $2.66

Packaging it all up: $0.46

Total: $9.46

500 neighbors x $9.46 = $4,730 total for care packages



STRETCH GOAL!

500 washable, long-term masks: $2,659.10 

Total Disbursed: $7,389.10




TOTAL RAISED = $7,513.00 $7,513.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived $373.90
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $123.90 $123.90
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $7,389.10 $6,980.20

REVISED BUDGET (4/22/20):

Budget (itemized for each care package):
Food items: $6.10
Activity items: $0.24
Health items: $2.66
Packaging it all up: $0.46
Total: $9.46

500 neighbors x $9.46 = $4,730 total for care packages

STRETCH GOAL!
500 washable, long-term masks: $3,500
 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $8,230
ioby Platform Fee waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $255
TOTAL TO RAISE = $8,484.54

 

BUDGET (4/19/20)

Budget (itemized for each care package):
Food items: $5.15
Activity items: $0 (we'll print all of these ourselves)
Health items: $2.66
Packaging it all up: $0.18
Total: $7.99

500 neighbors x $8 = $4,000 total for care packages

500 reusable washable masks: $2500
1000 servings of oatmeal: $1000
Colored pencils and crayons: $300

Total $3800

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $7,800
ioby Platform Fee     waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $241
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $8,041

updates

You delivered, we delivered!

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters--we delivered 500 care packages Tuesday morning to every Riverview resident.  Each care package included a bar of hand soap, about a month's worth of diluted bleach, a pair of vinyl gloves, four rolls of toilet paper, green beans, corn, kidney beans, canned chicken and tuna, oatmeal, a granola bar, crackers, rice, condiments, Sudoku and word search puzzles, Cleveland-themed coloring pages and crayons!  We hope that these supplies will help them avoid a few trips to the store and also properly disinfect high touch surfaces and items.

Channel 3 did a video story about us, too! https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/3heroes/volunteers-surprise-ohio-city-senior-citizens/95-4df3664c-ed96-4723-9115-d56997985869

NEXT STEPS: Since we distributed the care packages, we've realized the enormous number of our Riverview neighbors that don't have a suitable long-term mask to wear out in public, which is a serious problem for stopping the spread of covid-19.  We want to help them find a well-designed, long-lasting mask that works well for them in public.  We've extended our project a couple more weeks and are hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for 500 of these masks while we still have the 1:1 donor match available to us.

photos

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donors

  • Anonymous
  • Tom and Anita C.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Catherine Smythe Zajc
  • Ohio City Inc Grant
  • Ian Heisey
  • Scott R.
  • Kevin Peacock
  • Megan Haftl & Eric Pros
  • Josh Kramer
  • Anonymous
  • Sarah S.
  • WLJ
  • John Corlett
  • Pete Mazzeo
  • Brian C.
  • Denise R.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Tom B.
  • Isaac R.
  • Jordyn G.
  • Brittney S.
  • Scott S.
  • Holly B.
  • Jasmine O.
  • Helen
  • Deborah W.
  • Trevor & Josh
  • Priscila Rocha
  • Srinivas M.
  • Chris and Melissa Schmitt
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Donna Grigonis
  • Don and Jennine Malone
  • Bridget Gallant
  • Maria N.
  • Anonymous
  • Greg H.
  • Marinucci/Green family
  • Liza & Brad R
  • Anonymous
  • Jeanne J.
  • Linda D.
  • Anonymous
  • Kauser R.
  • Art & Heidi Korkosz
  • Karen D.
  • Erin D.
  • Tracey R.
  • Margaret B.
  • Bridget M.
  • Matt B
  • Maddy & Dave
  • Galasche LLC, RE/MAX Beyond 2000
  • Jessica T.
  • Amy M.
  • Anonymous