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Rippy Bhatia's Fundraiser:

Rippy & Patrick's Charity Wedding Registry

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EVENT DATE: Aug 13, 2016

THE STORY:

Ventures helps Seattle entrepreneurs from underprivileged backgrounds learn the skills they need to grow their small businesses by offering training and mentorship programs. We've both met many entrepreneurs in the program, been inspired by their stories, and been impressed by their self-reliance and dedication to building a better life for their families through hard honest work. Rippy volunteered with Ventures as a marketing advisor last year and currently sits on the board of directors.

-Patrick

What We Do

Ventures provides a comprehensive toolbox of resources to equip low-income entrepreneurs to build bridges out of poverty by launching their own small businesses.

We offer:

Hands-on training in marketing, sales, operations, and finances

One-to-one business coaching

Skill-building business workshops

Microloans and matched savings accounts

Financial literacy training and credit counseling

Free small business legal services

Computer lab and business resource library

Access to retail space at our store in Pike Place Market

Access to our Word of Mouth food truck and commercial kitchen at rates below market price.

Who We Serve

We serve over 800 entrepreneurs each year in the Seattle Metropolitan Area through programs in English and Spanish.  Our clients are unable to access traditional business education and financing due to barriers such as low literacy or language proficiency, lack of collateral, or poor to nonexistent credit. Ventures helps clients overcome these barriers.

The average Ventures client supports a family of three on $22,267/year.

66% of current clients are women.

71% of current clients are people of color.

Ventures empowers our clients to build their businesses and change their lives.  Due to the success of our program model, our programs are in high demand.  Your investment in Ventures will connect the dots between aspiring entrepreneurs and our network of support by bringing valuable resources to our programs.

Thank you for joining us in building businesses and changing lives.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$750

MONEY RAISED
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  • Esther and Vivek

    $100

  • The Wakefield Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Malvika & Ryan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Yunyan & Gary

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paola & Eddy

    $100

 

150% Raised of $500 Goal

Our Causes

Rippy & Patrick's Charity Wedding Registry's Photo

Ventures

Donor Comments

Paola & Eddy

Paola & Eddy

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

In honor of Rippy and Patrick for their marvelous union and spirit in directing their gifts towards donations. ! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

Congratulations to both Patrick and Upneet on their wedding! 1 year ago

Yunyan & Gary

Yunyan & Gary

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

What a wonderful charity. What a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage. Congratulations to the two of you. Thanks for your generosity. You are starting out well. We wish you a long and happy life together! With love, Jim & Karen Broehl 1 year ago

Malvika & Ryan

Malvika & Ryan

DONATION: $50
CHARITY: Ventures

<3 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

Best Wishes! 1 year ago

The Wakefield Family

The Wakefield Family

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

Love from Aunt Barb, Uncle Jerry, Jonathan, Emily and Joe 1 year ago

Esther and Vivek

Esther and Vivek

DONATION: $100
CHARITY: Ventures

1 year ago