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Local Gather Brick and Mortar

Help Local Gather open their first boutique location in Tempe, Arizona!!

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Campaign Ends on December 22, 2022

Project Description

Local Gather will be a place for people to connect with others in their community, be creative, and discover local businesses in our boutique. We will host fun and unique instructed craft workshops, offer wellness classes, and sell curated goods from local makers and small businesses within a safe space for people to enjoy.

After having the pleasure of working alongside fellow small business owners and meeting so many fantastic members of the community over the last few years, we have fallen in the love with being a part of it all. It has given us the chance to see our community in such an amazing way. However, after a 2-year pandemic, so many people have been feeling disconnected. Now with the chance to get out of their homes again and try new things we are constantly asked for recommendations of small businesses and ways to support them. Or asked about local events in the area that people can attend that can help them feel more connected again. We want to be that connection for those who are seeking community most as well. As well as showing support for our fellow small businesses who we believe are the backbone of our community.

We have chosen Tempe, Arizona as our first location because we believe that the environment of the surrounding communities; as well as Arizona State University makes it the perfect place for us to connect with people. It is a city that is continuing to grow and develop with a diverse range of people. However, there is no place highlighting the fantastic small businesses of Arizona and offering curated workshops that can bring people together anywhere in the area. 

We have a lineup of vendors ready to join our boutique. Plus we are ready to schedule workshops/events as soon as we have the available space. So the majority of the funds that we receive will go towards securing a place that we feel is the best fit for our needs. Any remaining funds will also allow us to hire some help to support us in the store. 

Acacia Rayford is the founder of Local Gather and has over a 14-year history working in the retail industry. She has lived in Arizona for over 20 years spending most of those years in Tempe. She is also the owner of the successful online stationery shop Hey Rosie Creations which was founded in 2020. As well as the print shop Bossy which helps small businesses with their print and design needs. She has a huge love for connecting with people in her community, managing, and being creative. Together with all of those things combined she is creating a memorable and welcoming experience by opening Local Gather.

Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to us and we are forever grateful. We can’t wait to open our doors to gather with our community.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

When will I receive my reward?

If you contributed in a tier with a physical reward you will receive it in the mail via USPA with tracking. All orders will be mailed out within 2-3 weeks from when they are received. You will be notified via email when it is on the way. 

Is this all the money Local Gather needs?

Not quite!! But it's a start that will really help us get going. In the long run, we will need a full-time staff. However, that will require over 100K in total funding. 

What will Local Gather do with the funds?

The funds that we raise will go towards us securing a retail space as well as hiring part-time staff to help manage the store. 

 

 

 

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09/21/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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25.00 USD
Thanks For Your Support

Thanks so much for showing your support for #localgather

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50.00 USD
IG Story Shoutout

We want to show our thanks by giving you a big shoutout on our instagram story @localgatheraz

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150.00 USD
Thank You Card, Stickers, & T-shirt

Receive a handmade greeting card with a handwritten note filled with Local Gather Stickers. Then throw on your exclusive Local Gather t-shirt to show off your support. 

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300.00 USD
Local Gather Swag Bag

Enjoy a Local Gather swag bag including:

  • stickers
  • t-shirt
  • keychain
  • tote bag
  • exclusive coupons
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500.00 USD
One-on-One Small Business Coaching

Receiving 3 small business one on one coaching sessions with Acacia to help further your goals of starting your own small business or project!!

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1,000.00 USD
Special Opening Night Recongition

You are invited to join us at our grand opening where we would love to get the chance to thank you as well as add more name to our dedication page on our website.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Thanks For Your Support

Thanks so much for showing your support for #localgather

0 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
IG Story Shoutout

We want to show our thanks by giving you a big shoutout on our instagram story @localgatheraz

0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Thank You Card, Stickers, & T-shirt

Receive a handmade greeting card with a handwritten note filled with Local Gather Stickers. Then throw on your exclusive Local Gather t-shirt to show off your support. 

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Local Gather Swag Bag

Enjoy a Local Gather swag bag including:

  • stickers
  • t-shirt
  • keychain
  • tote bag
  • exclusive coupons
50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
One-on-One Small Business Coaching

Receiving 3 small business one on one coaching sessions with Acacia to help further your goals of starting your own small business or project!!

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Special Opening Night Recongition

You are invited to join us at our grand opening where we would love to get the chance to thank you as well as add more name to our dedication page on our website.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward