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Let's Get EcoBronx Mobile

EcoBronx LLC needs your assistance to become a mobile shop.

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Campaign Ends on June 6, 2021

Project Description

Background and Ultimate Goal

Prior to October 2020, most sustainable products and educational events happened in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  COVID-19 enhanced our founder's awareness of the lack of accessibility for Bronx residents trying to maintain a sustainable lifestyle which led to the creation of EcoBronx LLC.

EcoBronx's ultimate goal is to be an eco-space for all Bronx residents to increase their knowledge of and access to sustainable and refillable products. The retail aspect of the space will focus on retailing sustainable/refillable/package-free products and food items from predominantly local makers to reduce carbon emissions.  The educational aspect will include workshops such as making your own cleanser, why the need to reduce plastic usage, and basic mending sessions.  It is intended to be a social enterprise business dedicating a specific percentage of the business profits back into local community initiatives focused sustainability projects and providing services to assist in the community's reduction of items going to landfills. 

It is envisioned that the Bronx eco-space will launch over the course of 3 key phases. 

  • Phase I:  Pop-Up Style Workshops and Retail Opportunities (Current)
  • Phase II:  Opening of Permanent Location with refillable items
  • Phase III:  Addition of non-refillable food items and landfill prevention services

Why the Campaign

EcoBronx LLC has achieved a few milestones in it's first 8 months of operation which include being weekly at local Fall/Winter farmer's markets, semi-finalizing our LLC state paperwork, and our newest announcement of shipping to United States residents.   

EcoBronx is ready to embark on a new aspect of it's Phase 1 goals - call it Phase 1b. EcoBronx will be a weekly vendor in local farmer's markets (will announce the market details once finalized), wants to start providing some refillable products, and begin the process of becoming a mobile shop.    Our owner started the business to reduce the lack of accessibility for Bronx residents to purchase sustainable products, but not everyone can come to our pop-up events.   Being a mobile shop will take EcoBronx to the community versus the community coming to EcoBronx. It will also allow us to gain consistent customers which makes it more financially feasible to be a brick-n-mortar (Phase 2).

The Let's Get EcoBronx Mobile campaign is focused on raising enough money to assist with

  1. Our farmer's market setup - tent, new tables, and transportation until get vehicle
  2. Initial costs to provide refillable products - scale, new kiosk/payment reader, initial refillable products  
  3. Purchase a vehicle to convert into our mobile shop 

Our Team

EcoBronx LLC wouldn't be here without the support of our current customers, friends, and fellow advocates for Mother Earth.  Our owner/founder is Maranda L. Miller whom relocated to Bronx in 2015 from Kentucky with her two children (whom help with business tasks).  

THANK YOU

Thank you for assisting EcoBronx reach closer to our dream Bronx eco-space!  We are beyond grateful for every contribution and effort YOU make to share our mission and actions within the community. 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I contribute to your crowdfunding campaign from outside the US?
You can contribute to our campaign from over 100 countries! If PayPal works in your country, you can contribute. 

Can I contribute anonymously to your crowdfunding campaign?
Yes, you can create an anonymous guest account on IFundWomen to contribute to our campaign. You’ll still have to provide your payment information of course, but we never see that. IFundWomen & PayPal process your payment, not us.

I’m trying to support your campaign, but my payment isn’t going through.
Please confirm your payment information was all entered correctly, including your name, card number, expiration date, security code, and the zip code associated with your card. If it still doesn’t work, try a different card or call your bank. If you’re having issues on a mobile device, please try again on a desktop.

Is my financial information safe?
Yes! EcoBronx LLC does not see any of your financial information, and IFundWomen does not store your financial information. Your payment is processed directly through PayPal, one of the world’s leading payment processing companies.

Is there another way I can support EcoBronx LLC besides this campaign?
Of course! We can also accept contributions by cash or check. You can donate material goods as listed on our campaign page, or purchase our products. For free ways to support us - you can connect us with a new stockist, share our crowdfunding campaign on your social media, or tell your earth-conscious friends about us!

What is IFundWomen?
IFundWomen provides womxn entrepreneurs with access to capital via crowdfunding and grants, expert coaching, and one of the nation’s largest communities of womxn business owners - a vital network that sparks confidence, accelerates knowledge, and ignites action. For womxn who have big ideas, IFundWomen is here to make those ideas happen. 

Where can I learn more about EcoBronx LLC?
Here’s our website & our Instagram, where we share behind-the-scenes of our small business. You can also email us directly with any questions at info@ecobronxny.com.

 

Caroline Cao
04/14/2021
Thank You Card + Favorite Product
$25
emily ck
04/13/2021
Thank You Card + Upcycled Craft
$15
Allie
04/13/2021
Thank You Card + Favorite Product
$25
Sam
04/09/2021
Low-Waste On The Go Kit
$50
Amy Real Coultas
04/07/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Lisa Nicole Rosado
04/07/2021
Low-Waste/Plastic-Free Gift Box
$125
Marcus Durr
04/02/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Gloria Ware
04/02/2021
EcoBronx LLC Rewards Package
$150
Amanda Butz
03/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$300
Jodie Quaglia
03/31/2021
Thank You Card + Favorite Product
$25
Monetary Contribution

The names of all monetary contributions will appear on our digital donor wall (i.e. page on our website).

8 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Thank You Card + Upcycled Craft

Our owner will create a unique Thank You Card just for you partnered with one of her upcycled crafts (i.e. fabric bookmark, fabric coaster, or mug rug).

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5 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Thank You Card + Favorite Product

Our owner will create a unique Thank You Card just for you which will be partnered with one her favorite products (to be decided).

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8 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Low-Waste On The Go Kit

You are going to be ready for your On-The-Go adventures! Our owner will partner their favorite on-the-go low-waste/plastic-free tips with a reusable straw set and a NY made reusable bag. 

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4 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Low-Waste/Plastic Free Shopping Kit

You are going to be ready to shop low-waste and plastic-free with this kit.   The kit will come with a variety of handmade produce/bulk bags,  a reusable shopping bag, and our owner's favorite low-waste/plastic-free shopping tips.  

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2 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Low-Waste/Plastic-Free Gift Box

Kickstart or maintain your sustainable living journey off with one of our favorite environmentally focused book and some of our randomly selected favorite products such as a soap bar, toothbrush, eco-sponges, cleanser, and wool dryer balls.  Note that not every gift-box will be the same.   

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2 Supporters
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150.00 USD
EcoBronx LLC Rewards Package

Thank you SO much for supporting us! This rewards offers you a 5% discount on all future orders (while we are in business) and free enrollment in all of courses/workshops.

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1 Supporter
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200.00 USD
Virtual Tea with Maranda

Pick Maranda's brain about sustainable living, starting a low-waste shop, or enjoying the great outdoors! (1 hour virtual meeting at a prescheduled time)

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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

The names of all monetary contributions will appear on our digital donor wall (i.e. page on our website).

8 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Thank You Card + Upcycled Craft

Our owner will create a unique Thank You Card just for you partnered with one of her upcycled crafts (i.e. fabric bookmark, fabric coaster, or mug rug).

45 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Thank You Card + Favorite Product

Our owner will create a unique Thank You Card just for you which will be partnered with one her favorite products (to be decided).

42 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Low-Waste On The Go Kit

You are going to be ready for your On-The-Go adventures! Our owner will partner their favorite on-the-go low-waste/plastic-free tips with a reusable straw set and a NY made reusable bag. 

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Low-Waste/Plastic Free Shopping Kit

You are going to be ready to shop low-waste and plastic-free with this kit.   The kit will come with a variety of handmade produce/bulk bags,  a reusable shopping bag, and our owner's favorite low-waste/plastic-free shopping tips.  

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
125.00 USD
Low-Waste/Plastic-Free Gift Box

Kickstart or maintain your sustainable living journey off with one of our favorite environmentally focused book and some of our randomly selected favorite products such as a soap bar, toothbrush, eco-sponges, cleanser, and wool dryer balls.  Note that not every gift-box will be the same.   

28 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
EcoBronx LLC Rewards Package

Thank you SO much for supporting us! This rewards offers you a 5% discount on all future orders (while we are in business) and free enrollment in all of courses/workshops.

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Virtual Tea with Maranda

Pick Maranda's brain about sustainable living, starting a low-waste shop, or enjoying the great outdoors! (1 hour virtual meeting at a prescheduled time)

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward