GLOBAL GALLERY INC via Crowdrise
July 11, 2014
BENEFITING: GLOBAL GALLERY INC
The Global Gallery Coffee Shop in Clintonville is a dynamic Non-Profit organization focused on teaching Fair Trade, exploring international traditions and celebrating diversity through a myriad of arts and community outreach programs. The cafe is the hub of a weekly Farmers Market, arts & entertainment and group meetings. The Fair Trade marketplace serves as a tool for economic development for producers in Ohio and in 44 developing countries.
While the Global Gallery Coffee Shop welcomes all, the accessibility of the space for customers with mobility limitations, especially those in wheelchairs, is compromised. The historic building also needs serious plumbing and structural upgrades, and this Non-Profit organization is embarking on renovations to accommodate these needs. A second ADA compliant bathroom will serve our customers with mobility challenges and provide additional bathroom facilities during times of high traffic such as the weekly Farmers Market.
In 2013, the Clintonville residents passed a variance to allow the Global Gallery Coffee to apply for a liquor license from the City of Columbus with over 70% approval. In order to finish the process, Global Gallery needs to add a second bathroom and improve the parking lot. The landlord, a local Clintonville resident, who is very supportive of the mission of Global Gallery, is making the necessary parking lot. Global Gallery must fund-raise to pay for the plumbing renovations. As Global Gallery sales are reinvested in producer communities in Ohio and abroad, the construction projects are not possible without the help of our supporters.
By obtaining the liquor license, the Global Gallery will be able to fulfill the community wishes to sell and serve Fair Trade and local wine, micro-brews and artisan distilled spirits, generating additional revenue to support the mission. Community events will be enhanced by the availability of spirits as well as the additional bathroom facility. Our fundraising goal is $20,000. Will you please support the long-term vitality of our non-profit operations in Clintonville. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and we value your support!