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the project

Rediscovering brilliance in at-risk communities...

Operation: Count it all Joy” is a community creative-outreach project centering some of Metro Detroit’s most vulnerable members. Operation Care Kit & friends welcomes you to help us roll out a 3-phase program aimed at meeting basic needs, providing creative outlets, and raising awareness for healing and strengthening communal bonds. 

Phase 1: Mobile emergency aid & wellness boutique

  • First-aid & winter survival supplies
  • Thermal wear
  • Toiletries
  • Fresh meals & beverages 

Phase 2: Creative-Care-Kit distribution, maker’s submission, and artist-led community workshops (3)

  • Photography
  • Painting & Sketching
  • Literature & Journaling
  • Performing Arts
  • 10 sponsored misc projects

Phase 3: Gallery-style showing and Village Town Hall

  • Artist Meet & Greet
  • Communal discussion
  • Resource pop-up
  • Local business pledges

Creative-care-kit recipients will be invited to attend artist-led workshops and submit their creations to a sponsored exhibition. All facilitators and participants will be offered a fixed stipend in exchange for their leadership and installation pieces.

the steps

Building Bridges:

  • Marketing and Sponsorship campaign
  • Volunteer outreach
  • Canvass local neighborhoods to best understand current needs
  • Solicit local businesses and organizations to create network of solidarity, safety, and resources
  • Elect Accountability Ambassadors, connecting the dots between service providers and the general public
  • Produce 10 themed mobile wellness events with revolving collaborators
  • Secure relationships with local businesses/orgs for art dropoff locations
  • Develop exhibition curation team

Secure venue for final project reveal


Fundraiser Close: March 1, 2020

Supplies Purchase: March 20, 2020
Content Creator Booking: March 20, 2020
Exhibit Booking Deadline: August 31, 2020
Creative Expression Kit Distribution: November 08, 2020


  • Art + Relief Kit Potluck & Construct: April 4, 2020
  • Mobile Relief Boutique Servive Day: April 5, 2020
  • Mobile Event 2 + workshop: May 3, 2020
  • Mobile Event 3: June 7, 2020
  • Mobile Event 4: July 5, 2020
  • Mobile Event 5 + workshop: August 2, 2020
  • Mobile Event 6 : September 6, 2020
  • Mobile Event 7: October 4, 2020
  • Mobile Event 8 + workshop: November 8, 2020
  • Mobile Event 9: December 19, 2020
  • Mobile Event 10: January 17, 2021

Town Hall Exhibit: February 7, 2021

why we're doing it

The Village Mission

Operation Care Kit, a Metro Detroit based non-profit mission was founded in the understanding that ecosystems thrive most when we're working collectively, creating access to the resources that meet each individual's basic needs. The intention behind Operation: Count it all Joy is to reignite the spirit of Motown by empowering individuals and nurturing shared experiences for the purpose of reflecting our humanity. We can best accomplish this by meeting people where they are and addressing the wholeness of our needs through healing, creative outlets and resource sharing.

Operation: Count It All Joy

Annually, OCK commences mission during the coldest months of the year to meet winter needs for our homeless/homefree neighbors. "Care kits" are assembled with survival, hygienic, food and first aid supplies, distributed to over 150 people across Metro Detroit. 

This year's fundraiser is a progressive expansion of our annual operations, delving deeply into how the dynamically resilient people of Detroit have always transformed struggle to soul. Operation: Count it All Joy will feature our "Creative Care Kit" in 2020, introducing a variety of tools for therapeutic expression, to empower and acknowledge the brilliance that has always walked the streets of Detroit. We invite you to join us in making history, as we collaborate to remind the world how we transform obstacles into soul & opportunity.


Disburses budget:

Relief Kit supplies: $1000

Art Kit supplies: $750

Transportation: $400

Catering: $257.80

TOTAL RAISED = $2,480.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $37.20

Original budget:

Relief Kit Supplies: $4000

Art Supplies: $3150

Transportation: $1230

Artist Stipend: 9250

Volunteer Baskets: $500

Catering: $1000

Supplemental Thermal Wear:$1000

Artist Workshop Stipend: $1500

Exhibit Supplies: $3370

Marketing & Advertisement: $1000

Total: 25000

ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $774
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $25,809


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