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HUGS CAFE's Fundraiser:

Our First Location

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BENEFITING: HUGS CAFE

THE STORY:

For the last several months, we've been raising money like it's our job and we're so close to achieving our goal we can taste it! The outpouring of love and support for Hugs Cafe has been nothing short of inspirational, but we're still not quite there. With your help and a little luck, we can change that.

Our mission is to create an inviting place of training and employment for adults with special needs while providing dignity, self-worth and developing respect in the community. Up to this point, we've been focusing on the training aspect of our mission and now it's time to dive in head first and tackle the biggest challenge of them all; our first location.

This $50,000 is more than just a number. It means we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and give back to an incredible group of people that has largely been overlooked by society. It means we get to make tangible, positive changes in the lives of our future teammates and the community as a whole.

But what is it going towards? Every penny of this $50,000 will directly fund our start-up costs including equipment, appliances, supplies, restaurant build-outs, our continuing education and training program, operational costs, and more. If we raise more than the $50,000, every additional penny will go right back into the business and will serve as a nest egg for future locations down the road.

Without this money, we can't open Hugs Cafe.

We can't provide training or hire any future teammates. We can't create a place where they can develop and showcase their skills and passions. We can't help them find something that many of us take for granted; a place in society where they feel welcome and respected. 

We're going to raise this money! The world needs Hugs Cafe and we're going to make it happen. 

To thank you for your donations, we'd like to offer a few incentives to sweeten the pot (as if the warm fuzzies you're already feeling aren't enough) including:

  • $10 A hug from one of our world famous greeters when you visit
  • $20 Your photo featured on our daily slideshow at the restaurant
  • $50 One free Hugs Cafe signature cookie
  • $100 One Hugs Cafe car window sticker
  • $250 Your name as the Daily Special for one day
  • $500 Your name on a brick in the restaurant
  • $1,000 All of the above and a lifetime's worth of warm fuzzies

If that's still not enough Ruth, our Founder & President, has vowed that if we raise $50,000 she will dye her hair green! And it gets even better; if we raise $75,000 she will dye her hair green and blue to match the Hugs Cafe logo!

We can do this and you're the ones that are going to make it happen. Let's make Hugs Cafe a reality. Thank you so much for your support.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$22,495

MONEY RAISED
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  • Team Hoyt supports Team Hugs Cafe!

    $50

  • Cande Green

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Kleiman Family

    $30

  • Dean & Becky Franklin

    $100

  • Dan & Sharon Blake

    $100

  • Schmidt fam

    $25

  • John and Jane Theuer

    $50

  • Scott & Jody Calhoun

    $50

  • Catherine Edge

    $35

  • Tabitha Bartlett Cook

    $100

  • Amy and Doug Roberts

    $25

  • Penny Burleson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Allyson Treece

    $25

  • Kurt Jenkins

    $50

  • Clint and Lindsay Morgan

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Amy Forsee

    $25

  • Beth Sovereign

    $10

  • Stephanie Craig

    $100

  • The Watermans

     

  • The Legg Family

    $50

  • Mr. & Mrs. Holland

    $50

  • Shawn and Cindy O'Donnell

     

  • Carithers Family

    $25

  • Mills and Christina Landon

    $50

  • The Sayre Family

    $100

  • tavern on vets

    $100

  • Nelson Spencer

    $500

  • Carl & Monica Smith

    $50

  • The Fulton Family

    $50

  • Katie stout

    $40

  • The Rivas Family

    $50

  • The Pinto Family

    $25

  • Ericka & Garrett

    $30

  • Rymsza Family

    $30

  • Eric & Cierria Williams

    $30

  • Margaret Denton

    $100

  • The Raphael Family

    $100

  • Jim Lovell

    $50

  • Scopelite Family

    $50

  • Jason Murray

    $25

  • Monk

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Bottoms Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Will

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sheila Datzman

    $30

  • Underwood Family

    $50

  • Harley Palmbos

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Brian and Holly Belgeri

    $100

  • Bryan and Carolyn Howell

    $250

  • Beth, Charlie and Grant Marder

     

  • Amanda and David Mims

    $50

  • Sarah Kaseforth

     

  • Kelly and Erik Wilson

    $25

  • Melissa Borchers

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jacobs family

    $50

  • Stan and Katie Schmidt

    $50

  • Bobbie Schaefer

    $50

  • The Dugan Family

    $50

  • jamee jepsen

    $20

  • Diana & madellyn

    $50

  • Kim and hank miller

    $15

  • McCall Family

    $50

  • Will Walker

    $25

  • Kay Hamilton

    $50

  • Heidi Angel

    $50

  • THE BROOKS TEAM/Halo Group Realty

    $100

  • Kasey and Mike Ravenelle

    $50

  • Pam and Greg Griffin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hope to see you as neighbors soon - Wormington & Bollinger

    $100

  • Heather & Mark Diers

    $50

  • Aileen and Chaz Duc

    $100

  • Hal & Joyce Bryan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim & Chris Frank

    $50

  • McKinnis Family

    $100

  • The Alvarez Family

     

  • Nola Fortner

    $25

  • Michael & Brenda Brown

    $100

  • Daniela Silva

    $25

  • Stubbs Family

    $100

  • Wendell Samuel

    $50

  • Judy Darrow

    $50

  • MEGAN WILLIAMS

     

  • Elliott VanRich

    $25

  • Mcmahans

    $50

  • Love It........

    $75

  • Elisheba Van Winkle

    $35

  • Kevin & Deborah Denton

    $25

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45% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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The Team: $22,495 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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HUGS CAFE

Amount Raised

$17,685

 

35% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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Eric Fortner

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

104% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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LeAnna Bruckner

Amount Raised

$2,035

 

68% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Kari Loth

Amount Raised

$150

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Will Walker

Amount Raised

$25

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Mildred Stubblefield

Amount Raised

$0

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Amy and Doug Roberts

Amount Raised

$0

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Ilene Knubowitz

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Kevin & Deborah Denton

Kevin & Deborah Denton

DONATION: $25

In memory of M.L. and Jean Denton 2 years ago

Elisheba Van Winkle

Elisheba Van Winkle

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Love It........

Love It........

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Mcmahans

Mcmahans

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Elliott VanRich

Elliott VanRich

DONATION: $25

Wish I had more to give! 3 years ago

MEGAN WILLIAMS

MEGAN WILLIAMS

3 years ago

Judy Darrow

Judy Darrow

DONATION: $50

In loving memory of my precious brother, Ronnie Padgett. 3 years ago

Wendell Samuel

Wendell Samuel

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Stubbs Family

Stubbs Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Daniela Silva

Daniela Silva

DONATION: $25

Hope to enjoy the cafe soon! 3 years ago