project leader
Shantwanice V
location
Detroit
(Detroit)
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the project

Minor auto repair and maintenance classes for low-income individuals, primarily women, but anyone that wants to learn basic maintenance for their vehicles and some minor auto repairs.

the steps

  • Gather supplies
  • Hold auto maintenance classes

why we're doing it

Often times growing up, the males in the family are always taught how to diagnose and fix vehicles which leaves the females kind of lost in the sauce. After my 9 yr marriage ended in divorce, I realized that my ex-husband was the one responsible for all the vehicle maintenance. My 6 years in the Army taught me SOME basic maintenance for heavier vehicles, and safety issues for my own personal vehicle to look out for. Even though all mechanics aren't bad ones, I quickly learned as a female in the civilian world, that we become easy targets. I was getting overcharged for parts and labor, paying for services I was told I needed that later resulted in still having the same issues with my vehicle, and just unknowing of what was being done or what SHOULD have been done under my hood. I was recommended to a mechanic training program called Vehicles For Change and from the very first day I knew being a mechanic is what I wanted to do. Being only 1 of 3 females out of 4 or 5 cohorts made me realize: the classroom was representative of the amount of females in the world that was aware of anything vehicle related. THAT and my own experiences gave me the idea of the Shee Shed. Besides providing more affordable minor auto repairs for people. I want to teach others how to at least keep up with the basics to keep their car running smoothly without having to break the bank going to an auto shop for basic maintenance that can be done at home.

budget

$5,500.

$1k will go towards supplies, tools, and equipment.

$1k will go towards online memberships with diagnostic support retailers, updated auto repair information systems, and auto parts retailers.

$1k will go to utility bills.

$500 will go towards take-home maintenance bags for participants.

$1k will go into a business account to secure vendor purchases.

$500 towards marketing, advertising, and promotion.

$500 towards insurance.

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $5,500
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $301
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $180
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $6,016
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.    

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