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About the Charity

Operation 365

Operation-365 is a non-profit corporation dedicating our energy and resources toward developing technology and outreach that inspire acts of compassion, supports community service and funds humanitarian efforts in the face-to-face world.

About the Creator

Richard Radstone
Los Angeles, CA Created 21 Projects

We are printing a series of large format prints to take on the road to share Operation-365. Through them we hope to create a greater awareness of the important value of the individual person.

Reaching out for to a little help to offset the costs of large format printing needed to produce the gallery.

Here is a little bit about the origins of the project.

"The Goal... Every day for an entire year, approach one stranger, photograph them and promptly blog the experience.”

Rain or shine, hot or cold, healthy or ill, no days are missed.

September 9, 2011, sitting at thirty thousand feet, or there about, courtesy of US Airways flight 711 – Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was certainly a rather patriotic and emotional day with it being so close to the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, and at the end of an absurdly terrible day, it was perspective that forced me to truly look at life’s priorities as well as my regard for the world around me.

For me, there has always been something about flying that I find strangely meditative. And surely, being crammed into a plane full of people was powerful motivation to examining my fellow-human and an inescapable slap in the face to procrastinate no longer in beginning a grand blog commitment; one that had been nagging at me for years: An outreach project to photograph and interview 365 strangers in 365 days, accompanied by a daily blog entry.

Little did I know at the time that I would be starting an adventure that would ultimately change the course of my life, as well as profoundly affect the hearts of 1000s that the project touched.

What it unveiled was truly remarkable, an undeniable fact that although many people continue to fight and accuse, the greater majority shared a similar empathetic viewpoint. A challenge was proposed; one that awarded all who engaged in dialogue as they dropped their walls to be part of, and follow, the project. The rewards were evident as we grew to accept the unique value of the individual–regardless of race, creed, gender, religion or status.

And here are a few of the images that we'll print for the gallery:

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Updates

  1. Autumn and Jason – “I don’t know Autumn, forty-four days ago I committed to meet a stranger every day.” Posted on July 12, 2017 by Fund Deed

    Serendipity, Karma, Fate, Accident, Coincidence or any other theories from Gestalt to a broad range of reference on a number of laws of attraction, all concepts to consider when I met strangers turned friends, Autumn and Jason. In this essay, I promise that I am not wearing any symbolic pendant....
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  2. Michael – “we’re human. it’s not about ethnicity” Posted on May 22, 2017 by Fund Deed

    It would have been easy for me to judge, profile or make assumptions to the intent of stranger now friend Michael. A mountain of a man, I met him as he sat ominously under the shade of a tree, his sheer stature taking a dominant section of city bench as....
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  3. Anahita – “we are all the same people, just different habitats Posted on March 16, 2017 by Fund Deed

    “The moment I saw her, I could tell that she had a peace about her,” says my wife in looking over my shoulder as I write about today’s stranger, now friend, Anahita. Her name alone is closely associated by many mythologies with fertility, healing and wisdom, and as I noticed her, the....
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  4. Michelle – “live life with an active awareness” Posted on February 10, 2017 by Fund Deed

    I spent a bunch of time trying to be witty, insightful and entertaining in my writing today. Draft after draft I’ve wrote, and the more I tried to weave my thoughts into the words of stranger now friend, Michelle, the more I bored myself. Draft four hit the circular file,....
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  5. Doug – “no big deal. 40s era stuff” Posted on January 21, 2017 by Fund Deed

    Flash back. The rain had not started yet, no cold medication had been ingested, the back and my family and I were walking an outdoor mall enjoying the crisp pre-rain air. Confession: at the time a was fifteen pounds up and blaming it on the holidays, but it really was....
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  6. Meghan — dare to dream Posted on January 20, 2017 by Fund Deed

    When was the last time you dared to dream? So many of our 365 friends have given us countless perspectives on what it means to follow our heart. From youthful energy to aged and hard-earned experiences, to lessons exampled from the school of hard-knocks, this through-line has been a constant.....
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