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Happy Hangout Westside

Become a founding supporter of the Westside's newest place to play, gather, meet, and grow deep community bonds.

$1,610
pledged of$100,000 goal
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Project Description

The west side of Cincinnati desperately needs a family gathering place. A place where the kids can play and the parents can chat. A place for rainy days, hot days, and nothing-to-do days. That's where Happy Hangout comes in.

Our Mission: We strive to provide a safe, clean, and friendly environment for families on the Westside to play, imagine, and find community.

This one-of-a-kind play place will feature a comfortable parent seating area with plenty of outlets for charging devices, the ability to bring in your own food and coffee of your choice, an unobstructed sightline to the play area, and a single-entry gate for peace of mind to let your kids explore on their own. For the kids it will include a toddler play area, a larger-than-life indoor playground, a miniature city for pretend play, and party rooms to celebrate all your important milestones. Conveniently located at the intersection of Anderson Ferry and Crookshank, it is easy to get to from all neighborhoods in just a few minutes. This makes it ideal for those small windows of time between school drop offs, pick ups, and other appointments.

As a stay-at-home mom in this area I know what moms and families want and need on this side of town. I know how much a place like this could change the lives of families in our community. As I take this idea to investors and bankers, the executives I meet are very skeptical about the interest level in a place like this. They don't understand the need for a place where kids can play, let off steam, and learn valuable social skills. That's where you come in!!

Does this sound like a place your family will enjoy? Are you interested on getting in on the ground floor and making this dream happen for all the families in the area? Then I need you! 

Joining our Founder's Circle is a fun opportunity for your family to get VIP perks, discounts on memberships and parties, your name on the "Wall of Fame", and access to special events including a VIP only opening day! This is the only time this exclusive offer will be available. Once the spots are filled the promotion is over, so hurry and claim yours! Put your money and support into a business that will strengthen this community, and let's turn this side of town into a hot spot for growing families. 

Thank you so much for supporting my dream for all families on the Westside! #westsidebestside 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When will Happy Hangout be open?
  • We plan on being open in late Spring 2020. We will keep all our backers updated as construction progresses and we know a better estimate.
  • How can I get more involved in this project?
  • A few different ways! We will be hiring employees in a few months, so if you love kids and would like a flexible fun job, stay tuned. We are also still looking for larger investors if you are really passionate about this vision. And don't forget to follow us on social media! We will be posting regular updates there as we move through this process! (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)
  • What will the playground look like?
  • Right now we are keeping our specific design under wraps, but we can tell you that it will be floor-to-ceiling and made just for us!
  • What ages will this be for?
  • We hope to serve kids ages 0-12. Although most areas will be more entertaining to the "Under 9" crowd, older siblings will still be able to find something that engages their minds and bodies. We will also have a special play area for those under 2 to enjoy. 
  • What about those party rooms?
  • We will have 2 of them! There will be varying party packages at different price points for whatever the occasion! We even have an option that allows you to have the place all to yourself! We also will offer fundraiser options for local schools and non-profits.
  • How will this benefit other members of the community?
  • We will have 2 party rooms that will not be in use all the time. We hope that the community will use these as meeting spaces, classroom spaces, and even for small business events. Craft pop-up shops, prenatal yoga, and post-partum support groups are just a few of our dreams! (If you are interested in our space, please keep in touch!!)
  • Will the playground be clean?
  • Yes!! As a mom I know how important it is to keep a place like this as germ-free as possible. We will have a UV lighting system that runs at night to kill germs and bacteria. We will also have hand sanitizer stations and employees wiping down and spraying surfaces regularly.
  • Is this facility going to be sensory friendly?
  • We sure hope so! We are working with members of the community on ways to best serve these kids and families. We hope to utilize one of the party rooms as a sensory-friendly room on weekdays; this will include dimmed lighting, white noise, comfy seating, etc. 
  • Do adults have to pay admission or buy memberships?
  • Nope. Since this is mostly a place for kids, only the kids will have to pay to play. Each child will need an adult with them to sign them in and be sure their waivers are up to date. After that, adults are free to follow their children into the play area, or simply watch from the parent seating area. 
  • Why are you crowdfunding?
  • First of all, I can't afford this dream all on my own! Secondly, women entrepreneurs face an up hill battle in gaining funding for their start-ups. Most of the bankers and investors that handle seed money are men, and they are less likely to fund a women-headed business. Women-owned businesses are only receiving 2.2% of the total venture capital invested per year. This funding round isn't a means of raising a million dollars, but simply proving to investors how many families are willing to literally "put their money where their mouth is". Once they can see how many potential customers are fired up, they will be more willing to throw in their support. 
  • Where exactly will this be located?
  • It will be at 2041 Anderson Ferry, in the plaza with Group Health Western Hills and between ABC Pediatric Therapy and Clarkson Eyecare. 
  • Thanks so much for your support!!!

 

Kelly
02/04/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
01/20/2020
Founder's Circle
$100
01/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Krista Andriacco
01/16/2020
Founder's Circle PLUS
$150
Katie Schmieg
01/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Just want to help
01/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Kate
01/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Tina Barlage
01/16/2020
Founder's Circle
$100
01/16/2020
Founder's Circle
$100
01/16/2020
Founder's Circle
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
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150.00 USD or more
Founder's Circle PLUS

Reward will include all the benefits of the Founder's Circle Package, PLUS:

1.) One child's Happy Hangout T-shirt in selected size

2.) One slap bracelet with the Happy Hangout logo

3.) One adult Happy Hangout logo T-shirt in selected size

4.) One Happy Hangout cup

 

Also included as part of the regular Founder's Circle package:

1.) Discounts on memberships and parties for as long as we are open

2.) Invitations to exclusive VIP Only events

3.) A name of your choice (ie: "Smith Family" or "Timmy Smith") on our "Wall of Fame"

4.) Participation in a special Founder's Only opening day to come explore the space before everyone else

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD or more
Founder's Circle PLUS

Reward will include all the benefits of the Founder's Circle Package, PLUS:

1.) One child's Happy Hangout T-shirt in selected size

2.) One slap bracelet with the Happy Hangout logo

3.) One adult Happy Hangout logo T-shirt in selected size

4.) One Happy Hangout cup

 

Also included as part of the regular Founder's Circle package:

1.) Discounts on memberships and parties for as long as we are open

2.) Invitations to exclusive VIP Only events

3.) A name of your choice (ie: "Smith Family" or "Timmy Smith") on our "Wall of Fame"

4.) Participation in a special Founder's Only opening day to come explore the space before everyone else

197 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward