I don't have to tell you that a hundred and fifty grand is a lot of money. To get this project off the ground it is going to take that and possibly more. I believe it takes courage and commitment to make something like this happen, especially in this economic atmosphere.
Between Kickstarter and PayPal we have raised over $11,000 so far thanks to all that have pledged and believe in our vision.
Sometimes nothing in life comes easy. In trying to achieve anything worthwhile, there are hurdles and obstacles to overcome. Thomas Edison spoke about never giving up. He said, "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Maybe he did not invent the light bulb, but he perfected it trying 6,000 different types of plant growth before settling on carbonized paper.
That is the key, never giving up. We will try and try again until we can make San Diego Vegan Co-op a reality. The name may change once we are funded, the goal and mission will stay the same And we truly need your help..
What can you do?
Do you know how to contact a celebrity who can endorse us or provide a nice quote that we can use in our flyers and website? and/or appear at a fundraising event?
Do you know how we can access a large e-mail list? For example, The Human Society, the Sierra Club, a religious/spiritual group, yoga studios, natural healers, etc. We need to ask these organizations/individuals to send an announcement (the link to our kickstarter page) about our co-op to their list, we need a contact at the organization to work with on this.
Do you have contacts at any type of lending organization, social investment groups, individual investors, etc; that we can present our business plan to?
Let us know if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com!