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The Joy Truck Project

Traveling Creative Expression and Education Center

The Joy Truck is a mobile community resource center bringing free resources and the arts alongside opportunities for leadership and co-creation within rural and low-income neighborhoods of Piscataquis County.

FREE RESOURCES & COMPONENTS:

1. Clothes and Books for Children and Adults

2. Art Supplies and Making Tools

3. Naloxone and Information on How to Administer 

4. A Participatory, Flexible Creative Work and Play-Space

5. Information on local social services

6. Community Stipends; modest compensation for folks teaching or facilitating a workshop 

7. Community Art Exhibits celebrating the place and people so local to the hearts of our region

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The work of The Joy Truck Project as connector and weaver between neighbors and towns is a communal process. Your feedback, ideas and asks are the fuel that moves the wheels. The door is always open. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Send Inquiries to:   Merrilee:   aeonsbydesign@gmail.com    or call: (207) 974-7813

The Joy Truck Project is made possible by astounding support both financial and in-kind from community members. Additionally, generous funding from the following foundations have helped make this project a reality; Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, Maine Arts & Humanities, the Onion Foundation. Grassroots Foundation and Awesome Without Borders/Harnisch Foundation. Local partners and friends of the Joy Truck include Central Hall Commons, Center Theatre, Thompson Free Library, Dyers Hope House, Elaine's Bakery & Cafe, Piscataquis Regional Food Center, Brownville Town Office, Milo Rec Department, National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship, Brownville Rec Department and Free Summer Meals, Seeds, RSU68 SeDoMoCha and extraordinary folks yet-to-meet.

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