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Help Our Community Build the Much Anticipated Joy Bus Diner

100% of the proceeds earned by our community diner will fully fund our free meal delivery program, servicing homebound cancer patients.

Help Our Community Build the Much Anticipated Joy Bus Diner

100% of the proceeds earned by our community diner will fully fund our free meal delivery program, servicing homebound cancer patients.

$3,650
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43
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 9 2015 5:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 9, 2015

About

A typical Joy Bus meal, delivered fresh and often to Maricopa County homebound cancer patients.
A typical Joy Bus meal, delivered fresh and often to Maricopa County homebound cancer patients.
The Joy Bus Diner is a hybrid, social entrepreneurship model that exists solely for the operation of our meal delivery program. Our services are free of charge and our Diner will supply 100% of its profits towards our free meal delivery program. We will be serving up typical diner fare with local produce from Crooked Sky Farms as well as other local purveyors! We are reinventing the non profit wheel by becoming a self sustaining operation.
We have the community backing our mission!
We have the community backing our mission!

The Joy Bus is the only local service of its kind that is focused on providing not only quality food but also personal attention to homebound cancer patients. Our free service promotes awareness of the lack of at home care needed to sustain one’s hunger and social needs while assisting in stress relief and providing comfort! Each week the Joy Bus meals include a menu educating The Joy Bus recipient on the healing power of the super foods included in each meal:)

When our son was diagnosed with leukemia The Joy Bus was one of the first organizations to reach out to us and offer our family help.
When our son was diagnosed with leukemia The Joy Bus was one of the first organizations to reach out to us and offer our family help.

We can not continue to provide this service without our own kitchen and a way in which to support our mission! Lease is signed and we are ready to go!

Your donations will go DIRECTLY towards the buildout of our community kitchen!
Your donations will go DIRECTLY towards the buildout of our community kitchen!
We are nothing without the support of our community!
We are nothing without the support of our community!

Risks and challenges

We realize the work needed to implement our plan and have taken precautions to ensure its success. As the majority of our funding for our free meal program will be obtained through our Joy Bus Diner, we will have regular local celebrity chef participation and volunteers from Scottsdale Culinary Institute which will help our kitchen run effectively. Vendor support will help procure and donate a large majority of the local food needed to operate. We currently have existing partnerships with Crooked Sky Farms, Red Bird Chicken, Santa Monica Seafood, Gluten Free Bakery Creations as well as a variety of local restaurants such as but not limited to, The Gladly, Fox Restaurant Concepts, FnB, Duck and Decanter and Virtu Honest Craft to name a few. These community friends currently donate their product and talents to The Joy Bus and will continue to do so as we erect The Joy Bus Diner. The Joy Bus will additionally seek out broadline distributors and local retailers to support our diner, falling in line with our operation and mission. We will also rely on private donors and make up the lacking funds by hosting fundraising dinners, grants and partnering with our local community for continuous support. The Joy Bus has a very positive media presence and will continue to do so in an attempt to bring attention to our mission. We are the only operation of its kind in Maricopa County. Our services are free of charge and our Diner will supply 100% of its profits towards the operation.
The level of experience within our team can easily overcome ANY obstacle!
The Joy Bus consists of the Executive Director and will operate solely under the direction of The Board, which includes local heavyweights Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals, Bruce St.James, of the Bruce St. James Show, Gio Osso of Virtu Honest Craft and Nico, Dr. Vershalee Shukla, Lynne McGowan Caraway, RN., Laura Martin, Owner Cowtown Skateboards, Dawn Barney-Volunteer Extraordinaire and Bernie Kantak, Owner/Operator of The Gladly and Citizen Public House. The Executive Director, Jennifer Caraway is a social entrepreneur whom operates an organization that is both committed to community action and economically sustainable. Revenues and profits generated from the above-mentioned organization are used solely to improve our collective community and the fulfillment of The Joy Bus mission. The Executive Director will oversee the operation of The Joy Bus Diner, while overseeing the Joy Bus meal delivery program. The Executive Director will work to continuously facilitate new relationships between existing and potential donors. Ms. Caraway with the support of the board will continue to maintain all current media connections a remain an active presence in the community; living, breathing and speaking The Joy Bus mission in honor of our inspiring friend Joy Seitz Butz. The background of the Executive Director is ideal for the operation as she began her first paid job as a dishwasher in a local restaurant, rising up quickly throughout her career to several management positions within the restaurant industry. Attending NAU Hotel Restaurant Management studies was an excellent base for knowledge ultimately leading to her owning and operating three of her own full service restaurants. http://www.phoenixmag.com/people/2015-movers-shakers-jennifer-caraway.html

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