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Keeping the Latinx Culture and Spanish Alive

Chicago's first bilingual Spanish playroom and café

$7,265
pledged of$25,000 goal
79
47Days Left
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Campaign Ends on December 1, 2021

Project Description

 

 

Crowdfunding

Our crowdfunding campaign is only 15% of what our actual need is.  We are diversifying as much as possible.

Grants

Grants are tough to obtain but I'm working on applying to every grant possible. I already won the My Hood My Block My City grant for $2500.

Loans

Loans will be our main source of funding. I was connected to Illinois Advantage which will significantly lower our interest rate and I will still need to apply and qualify.

Capital

Many businesses fail within the first year because they do not have enough liquid capital to carry them over until they are out of the red. So we are being as conservative as possible and making sure we have enough capital to thrive.

Resources

We have been on our A game and have taken countless workshops, classes and networked with some really amazing organizations.   When I first started on this journey I joined the Women's Business Development Center in Chicago where I found great resources.   iFundWomen provides amazing support for those who are crowdfunding.  Play Café Academy has industry related course and a network of other play café owners.  

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What size does the Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural Kid's t-shirt come in? 

We will send out an order form and have you select the best size for your child.  Please select 1 size larger because they do run small.  

Can I purchase an adult sized Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural t-shirt?

Yes, claro que sí.  Order any sized t-shirt on our website.  www.lunaycieloplay.com

When will Luna y Cielo Play Café open? 

LyC is doing their best to open safely.  We are working on obtaining a bank loan and pursue any grants that come our way.  We also want to be as careful as possible with Covid and its variants and will take the best safety precautions.  We understand that not everyone is ready to venture out into public spaces and are working on understanding that balance. 

What's the difference between a 10pk Play Pass and a Private Play session for 10 amguitxs?

A 10pk Play Pass is good for 10 entrants that can be used for 10 separate entries per child.  If you have 2 children you would need to use 2 passes on each visit.  This visit will also NOT be private. 

The Private Play session is good for 10 amiguitxs to play and you will be the only guests in our facility.  It will be good for one visit with 10 chiquitxs and up to one guardian per child.  This private session will need to be scheduled in advance in order to secure a private session.  We will reserve the total capacity following our establishment's capacity guidelines.  If for some reason we need to cap at less then 10 children we will find a comparable solution. 

If my package includes a membership + a private play session...How many people total can attend?

If your membership includes 1 child then you can bring 10 more chiquitxs and 2 memberships plus 10 more chiquitxs.  We will reserve the total capacity following our establishment's capacity guidelines.  If for some reason we need to cap at less then 10 children we will find a comparable solution. 

Why can't I split the 2 memberships with another household for the $1000 level?

Because this level is meant for those households who have 2 children.  

Why does the $2000 level allowed to split their 2 memberships with another household?

At this level a business or a family is making a contribution and we recognize that not all business owners have children.   Therefore we are allowing them to use their memberships or gift them. 

Can my contribution be private?

Absolutely!  Send us an email at lunaycieloplay@gmail.com SUBJECT line: Private Contribution

Can I purchase a t-shirt outside of my rewards?

Claro que si! Visit us a www.lunaycieloplay.com

What's the difference between the $750 and $1000 level?

The $750 level is for one child membership and the $1000 has 2 children memberships.

Is my contribution a tax write off?

No, we are not a 501(C) 3/Non profit.  

What will be your Covid safety guidelines?

The safety of our littlest of clients are our top priority.  We will follow all Covid safety guidelines issued by the CDC. 

Vaccine:

We feel that it is important that all staff and owner should have the Covid vaccine to ensure the safety of all to slow the spread.

Upon entry:

Temperatures will be taken and masks for all above the age of 2.   Hands will need to be washed upon entry.  

Extra measures:

Wipe downs of high touch areas and cleaning of toys often.  We will have a "yuck" bucket in case the children put toys in mouth.

We will not allow those who actively are showing cold or cough systems even if there are no Covid symptoms in order to not spread illness.  

We plan to look into equipment that cleans and purifies the air.   

Vienna Moreno Grajeda
10/15/2021
Estrellita
$25
Melissa Mouritsen
10/15/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
MRamirez
10/15/2021
Día de Muertos 2020 Barbie {Raffle}
$20
anonymous
10/15/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Berenice Moreno
10/15/2021
Día de Muertos 2020 Barbie {Raffle}
$20
Cheretta Smith
10/15/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Angie Recendez
10/15/2021
Día de Muertos 2020 Barbie {Raffle}
$20
Angie Recendez
10/15/2021
La Private Party
$350
Kelly Diaz
10/14/2021
La Camisa Negra
$100
Annie Hostetter
10/14/2021
Lunita
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

18 Supporters
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10.00 USD
De Mi Tierra sugar scrub {raffle ticket}

Enter to be in a De Mi Tierra sugar scrub raffle.

De Mi Tierra's Coconut Hibiscus Exfoliating Sugar scrub is an all natural exfoliant and humectant that moisturizes and brightens skin.  Infused with organic Hibiscus flowers, this invigorating sugar scrub is the perfect exfoliator to incorporate into your weekly routine.  Hibiscus is also referred to as "Natures Botox Plant" for its natural ability to firm and lift the skin.  It also provides natural healing properties that aid in increasing skin cell turnover and minimizing age spots.  It's great for acne-prone skin.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
De Mi Tierra Mini Facial Mask {Raffle}

De Mi Tierra Natural mini facial mask (4 winners)

Info about De Mi Tierra's product:

Our mini facial mask sample set is perfect for sampling our popular clay masks.  This sample set includes a mask applicator brush PLUS 3  mini sample pouches of our popular clay facial masks: Antioxidant Matcha Green Tea (Acne/Oily/Sensitive), Detoxifying Hibiscus (Mature/Tired Skin), and our NEW Oatmeal & Calendula (Dry/Sensitive) face mask.  Each pouch contains approximately 2 mask applications, for a total of 6 masks.!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Día de Muertos 2020 Barbie {Raffle}

Donated by Rosie Fernandez

  • Barbie celebrates Día De Muertos with a second collectible doll honoring the traditions, symbols and rituals of the time-honored holiday.
  • Barbie Día De Muertos doll is a vision with her face painted in a captivating calavera design.
  • Her blush-colored lace dress is embellished with tiny pearlescent details and opens slightly to reveal a second layer embroidered with floral and skeleton accents.
  • Golden highlights in her hair shimmer beneath a crown of skeleton hands holding roses and marigolds.
  • In specially designed packaging, this collectible Barbie doll is perfect for displays and gifting.
  • May 2020 Barbie Día De Muertos doll become a treasured tradition for your celebration. Includes doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity.
16 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Estrellita

+ Shout out on our Socials

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker

 

 

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5 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Lunita

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼)

 

43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Cielito Lindo

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ (2) 1 Day Play Pass

 

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Solecitx

+ Shout out on our Socials

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼)

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural Kid’s t-shirt 

+ 10 Pk Play Pass (Value $120)

 

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
La Private Party

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural Kid’s t-shirt

+ Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
La Gran Fiesta

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt 

+ Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Jugar, Leer, y Festejar

+ 1 year membership for 1 child (Value $720)

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt

+ Private Play session for 10 amgixs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

+ Libros y Lotería from local Chicago authors and designers

Books: Mi Prima Isleña y Yo by Massiel Zaragoza & Proudly

Bilingual by Araseli Rodríguez 

Game: Mi Lotería by Confeti Games Fernanda Guardado y

Rosa Ortiz (a kid friendly version of a childhood favorite)

 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Soñar Conmigo

+ 1 year membership for 2 children (Value $1440 + Cannot be shared with another household at this level)

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt

Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

+ Libros y Lotería from local Chicago authors and designers

Books: Mi Prima Isleña y Yo by Massiel Zaragoza & Proudly

Bilingual by Araseli Rodríguez 

Game:  Mi Lotería by Confeti Games Fernanda Guardado y

Rosa Ortiz (a kid friendly version of a childhood favorite)

 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Company or Family Name Sponsor

+ 1 year membership for 2 children (Value $1440 + 2nd membership can be gifted for this level only)

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt

+ Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

+ Libros y Lotería from local Chicago authors and designers

Books: Mi Prima Isleña y Yo by Massiel Zaragoza & Proudly Bilingual by Araseli Rodríguez 

Game: Mi Lotería by Confeti Games Fernanda Guardado y

Rosa Ortiz (a kid friendly version of a childhood favorite)

+ Branding sign for your business or family/child’s name. 

   ex. Isabella’s Cocina

   ex. Emilio and Cristina's Space Center

   ex. Sponsored by {business name/family name}

 

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0 Supporters
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40.00 USD
Bilingual Fair Vendor

Bilingual Fair vendor

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

18 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
De Mi Tierra sugar scrub {raffle ticket}

Enter to be in a De Mi Tierra sugar scrub raffle.

De Mi Tierra's Coconut Hibiscus Exfoliating Sugar scrub is an all natural exfoliant and humectant that moisturizes and brightens skin.  Infused with organic Hibiscus flowers, this invigorating sugar scrub is the perfect exfoliator to incorporate into your weekly routine.  Hibiscus is also referred to as "Natures Botox Plant" for its natural ability to firm and lift the skin.  It also provides natural healing properties that aid in increasing skin cell turnover and minimizing age spots.  It's great for acne-prone skin.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
De Mi Tierra Mini Facial Mask {Raffle}

De Mi Tierra Natural mini facial mask (4 winners)

Info about De Mi Tierra's product:

Our mini facial mask sample set is perfect for sampling our popular clay masks.  This sample set includes a mask applicator brush PLUS 3  mini sample pouches of our popular clay facial masks: Antioxidant Matcha Green Tea (Acne/Oily/Sensitive), Detoxifying Hibiscus (Mature/Tired Skin), and our NEW Oatmeal & Calendula (Dry/Sensitive) face mask.  Each pouch contains approximately 2 mask applications, for a total of 6 masks.!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Día de Muertos 2020 Barbie {Raffle}

Donated by Rosie Fernandez

  • Barbie celebrates Día De Muertos with a second collectible doll honoring the traditions, symbols and rituals of the time-honored holiday.
  • Barbie Día De Muertos doll is a vision with her face painted in a captivating calavera design.
  • Her blush-colored lace dress is embellished with tiny pearlescent details and opens slightly to reveal a second layer embroidered with floral and skeleton accents.
  • Golden highlights in her hair shimmer beneath a crown of skeleton hands holding roses and marigolds.
  • In specially designed packaging, this collectible Barbie doll is perfect for displays and gifting.
  • May 2020 Barbie Día De Muertos doll become a treasured tradition for your celebration. Includes doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity.
16 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Estrellita

+ Shout out on our Socials

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker

 

 

45 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Lunita

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼)

 

43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Cielito Lindo

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ (2) 1 Day Play Pass

 

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Solecitx

+ Shout out on our Socials

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼)

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural Kid’s t-shirt 

+ 10 Pk Play Pass (Value $120)

 

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
La Private Party

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural Kid’s t-shirt

+ Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
La Gran Fiesta

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt 

+ Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

 

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Jugar, Leer, y Festejar

+ 1 year membership for 1 child (Value $720)

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt

+ Private Play session for 10 amgixs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

+ Libros y Lotería from local Chicago authors and designers

Books: Mi Prima Isleña y Yo by Massiel Zaragoza & Proudly

Bilingual by Araseli Rodríguez 

Game: Mi Lotería by Confeti Games Fernanda Guardado y

Rosa Ortiz (a kid friendly version of a childhood favorite)

 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Soñar Conmigo

+ 1 year membership for 2 children (Value $1440 + Cannot be shared with another household at this level)

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt

Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

+ Libros y Lotería from local Chicago authors and designers

Books: Mi Prima Isleña y Yo by Massiel Zaragoza & Proudly

Bilingual by Araseli Rodríguez 

Game:  Mi Lotería by Confeti Games Fernanda Guardado y

Rosa Ortiz (a kid friendly version of a childhood favorite)

 

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Company or Family Name Sponsor

+ 1 year membership for 2 children (Value $1440 + 2nd membership can be gifted for this level only)

+ Shout out on our Socials 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural sticker 

+ 4 Greeting Card set designed by Vanessa Ávalos

 (cards will be in full color and the size is 4 ¼ x 5 ¼) 

+ Bilingual Biliterate Bicultural kid’s t-shirt

+ Private Play session for 10 amigxs (Value $120)

+ VIP Grand Opening Party

+ Libros y Lotería from local Chicago authors and designers

Books: Mi Prima Isleña y Yo by Massiel Zaragoza & Proudly Bilingual by Araseli Rodríguez 

Game: Mi Lotería by Confeti Games Fernanda Guardado y

Rosa Ortiz (a kid friendly version of a childhood favorite)

+ Branding sign for your business or family/child’s name. 

   ex. Isabella’s Cocina

   ex. Emilio and Cristina's Space Center

   ex. Sponsored by {business name/family name}

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Bilingual Fair Vendor

Bilingual Fair vendor

0 Supporters
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