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Mexican Spice Needs Your Help!

Please Help Mexican Spice Relocate and Survive :)

$40,386
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Campaign Ends on August 26, 2020

Project Description

 

 

Mexican Spice has to Relocate.

Please help us survive this transition.

 

 

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, Mexican Spice is a local, woman owned business, which started in my kitchen over six years ago. It’s been a journey of hard work at weekend farmers markets, festivals and local school fundraisers. We then leased a commercial kitchen to continue catering countless Corporate and Private Events, offering Meals To Go at two brick and mortar locations, and added a super cute Taco Truck.

 

But now, Mexican Spice is in trouble.

Like so many of our local businesses, Covid-19 has forced us to drastically reduce our services exclusively to take out and delivery. We have adjusted our pricing, created promotions and supplied over 1,200 meals to our heroes on the frontline through the amazing FLAG movement.  We desperately want to continue being a part of this community that has been so generous and supportive of us. 

FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group)

 

Just when we were finally getting the hang of things, we got some more bad news.  Our current location will not be flexible in allowing us to offer ANY TAKEOUT  or operate the taco truck on site. There is simply no way we can survive with these restrictions… We are forced to relocate our operations immediately.

Needless to say, this is not something we thought we’d have to do this year. We have literally been in “survival mode” these last few months (with 4 full time employees who are the sole supporters of their families, including my sister Andrea, a single mother of 2), and our resources have been severely depleted.

We got lucky and found a perfect location right in Chatham, but it needs a lot of work. We have cobbled together all our remaining resources and have come up $34,000 short of the bare minimum we need to make this rapid transition a reality.

149 Main St, Chatham

 

For this reason we have created a crowdfunding campaign in hopes of raising the necessary funds to acquire some kitchen equipment, pay skilled plumbers, electricians and contractors needed to help us meet code.

We know it will take a lot of little miracles to make this happen, which is why, for your contribution we’d like to honor you by hanging a “little Miracle" (Milagrito) heart with your name on our Miracle Wall in our new space.

We are also offering a few other perks in our fundraising page.

Miracle Wall

 

Please consider supporting us in this transition so we can continue being a part of this community with our authentic food and support.

Our Pledge:

You will always be greeted with a smile. We will actively continue to support our schools, our Education Foundation, our Downtown, our Frontline Workers and keep and create a couple few jobs for people who really need them.

Your orders will continue to be prepared with the utmost quality, authenticity and care.

And we will never, ever, run out of churros!

 

From the bottom of my heart,

 

Gracias.❤️

Jennifer Teutli Alarcon

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will Mexican Spice Marketplace & Eatery open?

We have signed the lease and we are currently working on renovating the space. Our plans are to open early September 2020.

 

What will I receive in exchange for my donation?

Our eternal gratitude and for any donation amount your name on our "Miracle Wall" inspired by the traditional handcrafted Mexican "Milagrito"  ༺♥༻. 
We also have included some  perks for your generous contributions 

 

Will you have seating for eating a "taco on the go"?

Yes, the great thing about this place is that we can have a few tables inside and outside:)

 

Will you still have the taco truck available for parties and continue with catering?

Yes, definitely! The idea is simply to consolidate all our services in a single location.

 

Will you add any interesting items to the menu?

Oh yeah! We are planning to offer the authentic  "Tacos Al Pastor" which are the culmination of all things Mexico. 

We'd also love to have our delicious "Cafe de Olla" which is also typical of Mexico, and oh, so delicious!

And we are working with a local baker to have more options for typical desserts on hand like Pastel Tres Leches and Flan. 

 

Monks Kelly
08/14/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Annamarie McGannon
08/14/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Catherine Hackett
08/14/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Faith Candelaria
08/13/2020
Monetary Contribution
$75
Jenn McGrath
08/11/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Jessica Mills
08/11/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Mathern Family
08/10/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Jill B
08/08/2020
Te Adoro
$250
The Wickham Family
08/08/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Alejandra Gasca
08/07/2020
Little Miracle
$75
Monetary Contribution

JUST BECAUSE I CARE ❤️  

Any amount you wish to contribute makes a huge difference!

Gracias!

102 Supporters
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75.00 USD
Little Miracle
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and on our website. 
  2. Also, your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store! 
123 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Te Quiero
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A $15.00 gift card for future purchases at Mexican Spice.
48 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Te Adoro
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A  $25 gift card for future purchases at Mexican Spice!
25 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Te Amo
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A $40 gift card for future purchases at Mexican Spice!
7 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
VIP Star
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a BIG Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A 10% discount card valid for the rest of 2020.
7 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
VIP Sun
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a  BIG Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A private VIP dinner party for 8 at our new location or in your home. Perfect for an upcoming birthday or celebration! 
1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

JUST BECAUSE I CARE ❤️  

Any amount you wish to contribute makes a huge difference!

Gracias!

102 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
Little Miracle
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and on our website. 
  2. Also, your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store! 
123 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Te Quiero
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A $15.00 gift card for future purchases at Mexican Spice.
48 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Te Adoro
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A  $25 gift card for future purchases at Mexican Spice!
25 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Te Amo
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A $40 gift card for future purchases at Mexican Spice!
7 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
VIP Star
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a BIG Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A 10% discount card valid for the rest of 2020.
7 Supporters
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
VIP Sun
  1. You will receive a big "GRACIAS!"  from us  on Social Media and  website. 
  2. Your name on a  BIG Miracle Heart that will hang on our Miracle Wall in our new Store!
  3. A private VIP dinner party for 8 at our new location or in your home. Perfect for an upcoming birthday or celebration! 
1 Supporter
Select this reward