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Create an inclusive hui for all keiki & kama'aina

Keiki and Kope is a coffee shop, play cafe, and community center to support keiki, makua, kupuna, and all kama'aina on Hawai'i island.

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pledged of$50,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on May 31, 2023

Project Description

Olelo No'eau

 "I kua na'u" - Give me your burden 

Our mission statement. I kua na'u. Give me your burden, let us take your heavy weight, let us carry the load. We are here to be an extra pair of hands, a hug, a listening friend, a shoulder to cry on. We are here to help make your day easier, to make your mind clearer, to make your heart fuller, and your will stronger. 

 

Why Kokua (help)?

Kokua because...

  • Because keiki, makua, kupuna, and all kama'aina in Hawai'i deserve an inclusive community space where all can be welcomed and celebrated.
  • Hawai'i island has nothing like us BUT it should.  We bring together coffee, drinks, healthy and filling food, a large safe gated play area for keiki, a library, adult classes, keiki classes, a safe space, celebration of Hawaiian culture and language ,a hub for community events, a place to shop for locally made items from small business owners and makers, a party and event space, a work from home and co-working space, and a judgment free, inclusive hui where all people are ohana.
  • Funding options and for local Hawaiian residents are little and rare. We need the support of all our ohana on island and off to help us create a beautiful place where we can support all. 
  • Parents deserve to relax. A place where they can allow their kids to play in a large, safe, gated area with other keiki, visible from all areas, while parents can kick up their feet on a comfy couch, eat hot food, drink a cold drink, and do whatever they want. Work on the computer, scroll through social media, read a book from our mini library, play a board game from our Game Center, meet and talk story with other community members, and finally be able to take time for themselves. 
  • This is far more than one ohana's dream. This is a community. This is a movement. And you can be part of this from the beginning.
Mini founders of Keiki and Kope; Kau'ionalani, Kekoaoka'aina, and Keakeakamai
Mini founders of Keiki and Kope; Kau'ionalani, Kekoaoka'aina, and Keakeakamai

Who We Are

Keiki and Kope is a community center, coffee shop, and play cafe. 

To start, we pay all our employees $25/hour, pay for all health and benefits, give free food and drink, and allow free access to the play area for their keiki and ohana. We believe that all people deserve not only a living wage, but a thriving wage, and deserve to be treated as ohana. 

Keiki and Kope will have a large, secured, gated, kid's play area, visible from all areas of the cafe and comfortable seating, couches, and swing chairs, so parents, grandparents, and caregivers can rest and kick up their feet, not having to worry about their Keiki's safety, location, or happiness. Not having to be in 90 degree heat in a dirty park, or crouching down in a kid's play center to follow them around. This is a place for parents. A place for adults who need time, space, relaxation, self-care, and community. 

We will have a kokua corner with free items for all community members, in an area of the cafe where you can be shielded and out of view so you can collect what you need in piece. Diapers, wipes, clothes, food, water, toys, books, shoes, etc - all available from us and from any community members who feel in their heart to kokua. 

We have a mini-library to search through and read new books while hanging out at the hub, a board Game Center with dozens of games to play with, with other members of the hub, and a working space area with printers, laminators, and office supplies for work from home and entrepreneur individuals. 

We are also so proud of a very full monthly calendar of events and classes for adults and keiki. Adult classes will have financial literacy, investing 101, lei po'o making, lauhala weaving, jewelry making, pottery, sip n paint, hula, jazz, yoga, home buying 101, 'olelo Hawai'i, sign language, and so much more! Our keiki classes will have hula, ballet, tap dancing, piano, guitar, 'olelo Hawai'i, painting, clay, bath bomb making, jewelry making, slime making, robotics, homeschool educational classes, tutoring, coding, and more.

Our coffee shop will have a full menu of smoothies, bubble tea, lemonades, coffee, and keiki drinks (with 4 or 6oz keiki sizes!) boasting local Hawaiian flavors and locally sourced ingredients. We will also have a full cafe menu of sandwiches, a waffle bar, bento boxes, charcuterie boards, kalua pig, poke, and a huge variety of keiki friendly food and snacks (including vegan, vegetarian, gf, df, allergy friendly items).

We perpetuate Hawaiian culture in all aspects of our business and space and believe in the inclusivity and love that Hawaiian history has taught and shown us. 

My name is Ashley Wailele Anderson, founder of Keiki and Kope. As a native Hawaiian, makua to 3 young keiki, business owner, and homeschool mom, I know first hand how lucky we are to live in Hawai'i and be part of my culture, but at the same time, how limiting the resources are on the islands. Hawai'i as a culture is incredibly ohana oriented but the actual resources, help, and community spaces for ohana here, are incredibly slim and many times, non-existent. I want to show my keiki that as kanaka, we have the power to ban together and change things for all of us for the better. 

Keiki and Kope founder and family with husband and two keiki
Keiki and Kope founder, Ashley, with husband Travis and two out of their three keiki.

What is coming

Big Island's kama'aina and it's visitors currently do not have a safe, inclusive space to feed themselves and their keiki with food, drink, love, play, community, and spirit. 

In our physical space, we will meet crucial unmet needs on Hawai'i island. We will be the place for:

  • Kama'aina and visitors to shop for keiki toys, books, and locally made items to support the local economy and makers. 
  • Parents to connect with each other, and finally relax and take time for themselves and their own needs and self-care.
  • Keiki to socialize and play in a safe, gated, enriching environment.
  • Kupuna to spend time with their ohana in a comfortable and welcoming environment.
  • Kanaka to feel supported and celebrated by embracing their culture in a center that not welcomes Hawaiian culture but lives it.
  • Learning and growing through classes in all areas of life for all kama'aina and visitors regardless of age. 
  • Neurodiverse people to feel accepted for who they are.
  • Coffee lovers to enjoy great Kona, Big Island, and Hawaiian coffee.
  • Remote workers, students, work from home individuals, business owners and others to use a flexible and welcoming work space.
  • Kicking your feet up, relaxing, and enjoying a judgment-free, ohana centered space with inclusiveness, support, and aloha at it's heart.
Keiki painting in class from keiki and kope
Art Class for Keiki

Your Kokua Really Matters

Brick-and-mortar stores are expensive to establish and operate, especially in Hawai'i, one of the most expensive states in the US, so to make this incredible vision a reality, we need your support.

We want to create a truly Hawaiian experience that celebrates our 'aina, our culture, and our kama'aina and we would love your support in any way that you are able to give it. 

 

E malama pono ko'u ohana 

 

Need Financials?

We have a full 3-year profit & loss projection statement with a conservative, moderate, and aggressive profile and full starting cost and breakdown available for anyone who'd like to see before making any commitment. 

Please send us an email at [email protected] or contact us on any social media platform. 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When will I receive my rewards?
    • Rewards are shipped at the end of the crowdfunding campaign as soon as the campaign is closed. 2/14/23 is the closing and campaign end, and the mail out date for all rewards. 
  • What if I want to donate, but don't need the reward?
    • You can choose our "monetary contribution" option to simply contribute to the campaign without receiving a reward, or you can regift your rewards once you receive them. 
  • How else can I support you? 
    • Thanks for asking! You can buy all our designs (seen in the rewards and much more) online. Check out our website keikiandkope.com or our ETSY shop.
    • Shout us out on social media IG, TK @keikiandkope (seriously, getting the word out is huge).
    • Finally, please tell everyone you know about this crowdfunding campaign (use the Share Campaign button to make it easy). Opening a business anywhere, but especially in an expensive market like Hawai'i, is a real leap of faith, and crowdfunding matters. 
  • Can I buy other items with those designs on it?
    • We designed all the clothes, bags, and stickers ourselves and you can buy those and many more like it online at Keikiandkope.com
  • Is my reward guaranteed? even if you don't hit your goal?
    • Absolutely it is! You'll get your reward no matter how much we end up raising. It is YOURS for being such a wonderful supporter for Keiki and Kope!
  • I am interested in angel investing or equity investing, where can I talk more and see your projections?
    • Email us anytime at [email protected]. We have our start up financials and 3 year projected profit & loss statements with a conservative, moderate, and aggressive model for each. 
  • I have questions! Where can I ask them?

 

 

Alli Parker
01/26/2023
Chee Hoo
$100
Kirsten
01/11/2023
Chee Hoo
$100
Amanda Lipinski
01/10/2023
E Hele Mai (Come)
$25
01/08/2023
Chee Hoo
$100
01/07/2023
Hana Hou (Do It Again)
$50
Andi
01/07/2023
Chee Hoo
$100
Jillian Walden
01/06/2023
Chee Hoo
$100
Kristin Schorsch
01/06/2023
Hana Hou (Do It Again)
$50
Baylee Stephens
01/06/2023
E Hele Mai (Come)
$25
01/06/2023
Chee Hoo
$100
Monetary Contribution

You want to contribute just because you have that much aloha in your heart! You can give any amount here. Mahalo!

All donations and donators are added to our Paia kahua mural (foundation wall) as a foundational supporter. Your name will be on our mural to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 

  • $5 buys a big box of rainbow sprinkles. 
  • $10 buys an ice scoop for iced coffee and drinks.
  • $20 covers a box of fresh mango from a local farmer.
  • $50 covers a large container of books for our mini-library.
  • $100 buys a sensory wall unit for keiki.
  • $160 buys one bag of Kona Coffee from a local farm.
  • $230 buys one Nugget Comfort play couch for our sensory area.
  • $500 covers our bookshelf for the mini-library.
  • $770 gets us our under-counter ice bin. 
  • $1,700 buys one grinder or our drip coffee machine.
  • $4000 covers our ice maker.
  • $5,500 buys our espresso machine.
  • $15,000 covers our amazing staff for one month.
  • $25,000 buys a huge cedar works wooden play structure for all keiki.
5 Supporters
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25.00 USD
E Hele Mai (Come)

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us
  • Free Open Play Day Pass
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Hana Hou (Do It Again)

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Chee Hoo

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 styles featured.
9 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Get Plenty Kine

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.

DESIGNS: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Shoots Den Cuz

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Local Hawaiian Snack box

DESIGNS available for all shirts, totes, and stickers: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
550.00 USD
Choke Stuff

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Local Hawaiian Snack box
  • Custom specialty locally-made Hawaiian bath and body works box.

DESIGNS available for all shirts, totes, and stickers: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
WOAH much mahaloz

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Local Hawaiian Snack box
  • Custom specialty locally-made Hawaiian bath and body works box.
  • 3 Hour private event / party rental of the entire store for your celebration or event. 

DESIGNS available for all shirts, totes, and stickers: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

0 Supporters
Select this reward

About the Entrepreneur

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

You want to contribute just because you have that much aloha in your heart! You can give any amount here. Mahalo!

All donations and donators are added to our Paia kahua mural (foundation wall) as a foundational supporter. Your name will be on our mural to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 

  • $5 buys a big box of rainbow sprinkles. 
  • $10 buys an ice scoop for iced coffee and drinks.
  • $20 covers a box of fresh mango from a local farmer.
  • $50 covers a large container of books for our mini-library.
  • $100 buys a sensory wall unit for keiki.
  • $160 buys one bag of Kona Coffee from a local farm.
  • $230 buys one Nugget Comfort play couch for our sensory area.
  • $500 covers our bookshelf for the mini-library.
  • $770 gets us our under-counter ice bin. 
  • $1,700 buys one grinder or our drip coffee machine.
  • $4000 covers our ice maker.
  • $5,500 buys our espresso machine.
  • $15,000 covers our amazing staff for one month.
  • $25,000 buys a huge cedar works wooden play structure for all keiki.
5 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
E Hele Mai (Come)

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us
  • Free Open Play Day Pass
2 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Hana Hou (Do It Again)

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Chee Hoo

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 styles featured.
9 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Get Plenty Kine

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.

DESIGNS: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Shoots Den Cuz

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Local Hawaiian Snack box

DESIGNS available for all shirts, totes, and stickers: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
550.00 USD
Choke Stuff

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Local Hawaiian Snack box
  • Custom specialty locally-made Hawaiian bath and body works box.

DESIGNS available for all shirts, totes, and stickers: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
WOAH much mahaloz

Mahalo for your support and belief in us. Your much appreciated donation gets you the following reward:

  • Your name will be on our Paia Pohaku (Rock Wall) mural in our store to show that you were a key component of our foundation. 
  • Free Drink On Us.
  • Free Monthly Unlimited Open Play Pass (Completely unlimited pass for open play!)
  • Custom Made Hawaiian Tote Bag - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Unisex Shirt - Choose 1 or the 4 designs featured.
  • Custom Made Waterproof Sticker - Choose 1 of the 4 designs featured.
  • Local Hawaiian Snack box
  • Custom specialty locally-made Hawaiian bath and body works box.
  • 3 Hour private event / party rental of the entire store for your celebration or event. 

DESIGNS available for all shirts, totes, and stickers: Myna kine problems, Go home cook rice, No worry beef curry and Aloha Kekahi I kekahi.

0 Supporters
Select this reward