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Bringing fresh-baked donuts & other baked goods to our community and to give them a local bakery to call their own. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 18, 2014.

Bringing fresh-baked donuts & other baked goods to our community and to give them a local bakery to call their own.

Stacey Koziel
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Stacey Koziel

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About this project

Hello Donuts is a chance to bring a bakery to our community that becomes an actual part of the community for years and years to come. We want to spread joy through simplicity - what better than baked goods? In a world that can get a little too crazy and hectic sometimes, our goal is to offer a place of happiness, simplicity, and the comfort of home. To us, that begins with the oven, and the thoughts of our grandmother. 

The Derby - Maple Bourbon Glaze
The Derby - Maple Bourbon Glaze

We are raising funds not only to obtain our own space for Hello Donuts, but to really "kick start" the business itself so we can ensure the best possible products to  our community, customers, and friends. This includes a building, baking necessities, ingredients, and so much more. But, this isn't just about our dream, it's about our history. Where we grew up, and bringing people back to a time where it was okay to be content with the simple things in life. 

Hello, Cookie Dough
Hello, Cookie Dough
Boston Creme
Boston Creme
French Breakfast
French Breakfast

Thanks to Ryan Blaske Productions for shooting/editing our Kickstarter video. 

Thanks to John Davey for providing awesome tunes to go with it!

Risks and challenges

In starting any new business, there are obviously risks involved. For Hello Donuts, one of our concerns is consistency. We love our desired location more than anything, but the tourism there fluctuates with the season. A risk to think about is keeping consistent business all year round, so we can deliver the best products each and every day to everyone!

We are still looking for a concrete location, and as you'll see in the video, we would love to find it in Southwest Michigan, where we grew up! We're using this Kickstarter as a way to really secure a perfect location for our shop, as well as being able to fill it with all things necessary for awesome donut baking!

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  • On our Kickstarter page you'll find a green button that says 'Back This Project'. You can donate as little as $1.00 - every little bit helps. But, check out the 'rewards' on the side. For different pledge amounts, you can get cool things like free donuts, or even a donut named after you!

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  • We actually don't get ANY of the money unless we reach our goal in 30 days. If we don't reach our goal, you don't get charged for anything.

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  • Rewards work the same way as us getting the money - we're only able to fulfill them if we fulfill our goal. If that happens (and of course, we hope it does), you'll get a message from us about your reward and how/when to get it. We're excited to give them out!!

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    Pledge $5 or more

    4 backers

    A hand-written "thank you" note from us, because you're awesome!

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    17 backers

    A hand-written "thank you" note from us, plus one FREE donut of your choosing, once our shop is open!
    (We'll remind you, don't worry!)

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    Pledge $15 or more

    16 backers Limited (84 left of 100)

    A hand-written "thank you" note from us, plus one FREE donut of your choosing, once our shop is open, PLUS a premium Hello Donuts sticker, so you can let everyone know where the hippest donuts in town are!

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    29 backers

    Two Donuts & Two cups of coffee - one for you and one to share with your friend, sweetie, or enemy (they won’t be your enemy for long if you offer them this, though!)

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    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    A premium Hello Donuts sticker, and a dozen delicious cookies (that's right, cookies!) of your choosing to take home!

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    8 backers Limited (2 left of 10)

    A super soft, super stylish Hello Donuts t-shirt, and a dozen donuts of your choosing.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    7 backers Limited (43 left of 50)

    A super soft, super stylish Hello Donuts t-shirt, and one of our delicious new PIES of your choosing to take home.

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    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    A special donut, created and NAMED after you that will be featured at our shop for one week. Get donut famous!

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    Pledge $250 or more

    4 backers

    A Donut party! Pick up to 4 dozen donuts to take to your office, kid’s birthday party, Sunday morning brunch, or whatever you’d like!

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    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer

    Donuts for a Year! That’s right...pledge $500 or more, and receive a dozen donuts every month for an entire year!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    1 backer

    Donut Immortality. Have a donut created and named after you for a month! Plus, receive a dozen donuts a month for an entire year.

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