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Operation Care Kit .
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Metro Detroit
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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

    Timeline

    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

    Events

    • 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.

    budget

    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
    TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $2,407.80

    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

    PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $25,000
    ioby Platform Fee     $35
    ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $774
    TOTAL TO RAISE =    $25,809

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    donors

    • Joe J.
    • Israa Daraiseh
    • Aaron
    • River Flower
    • Faith Taylor
    • John Bentley "JB"
    • Sammy Meihdi
    • Katie Hearn
    • Kimberly Bernreuter
    • Cheryl LaBash
    • Sydney Stabler
    • King
    • Ajani Olokun
    • Lanayia Shaw
    • Tikyna Dandridge
    • Mekeia
    • LoveToTheCityWhoHelpedMakeMe
    • Chanel Beebe
    • jeff i.
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Alan J Butler
    • Sherman D.
    • Brooke
    • Tepfirah Rushdan
    • Anonymous