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A SWEET WAY TO DO GOOD WITH LUVSPUN

Building workforce opportunities for youth with Autism through CLEAN AS FLUFF cotton candy.

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Campaign Ends on July 19, 2021

Project Description

WHO KNEW COTTON CANDY COULD CHANGE LIVES?

 

Pink to purple gradient background with cotton candy clouds that says: Be the good ou want to see in the world, luv is our philosophy luv is our mission and we use our luv to create meaningful workforce opportunities for youth with autism.
LUVSPUN's MISSION

Youth on the Autism Spectrum deserve a real chance at a future of promise and gainful employment. Children like ours deserve to grow up with a chance of identifying their passions and strengths in order to carve out a future filled with promise and productivity.

 

CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN LARGE HAVE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES WHILE STILL A PART OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM WHEN THEY AGE OUT OF IT?

The inability to find or maintain a job for youth with autism is a a challenge during the transition to adulthood. This is a huge challenge that has the potential to negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impacts our community.

EMPLOYMENT RATES FOR YOUTH WITH AUTISM VS. OTHER DISABILITIES, AUTISM 58%, INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES 74%, SPEECH IMPAIRMENT 91%, EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES 91%
EMPLOYMENT RATES FOR YOUTH WITH AUTISM VS. OTHER DISABILITIES

 

YOUNG ADULTS WITH AUTISM HAVE LOWER EMPLOYMENT RATES AND HIGHER RATES OF COMPLETE ISOLATION.

According to a report published by A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Young adults with autism had lower employment rates and higher rates of complete social isolation than people with other disabilities.

 

38% OF YOUTH WITH AUTISM ARE DISCONNECTED FROM SCHOOL OR WORK AND 25% RECEIVE NO SERVICES THAT CAN CONNECT THEM TO WORK OR THEIR COMMUNITY. YELLOW AND PINK PICTOGRAM WITH 4 YELLOW 6 PINK PERSON SHAPES WITH AN ANGLED ARROW POINTING TO ANOTHER PICTOGRAM OF ONE YELLOW AND FOUR BLUE PERSON SHAPES TO DENOTE THE PERCENTAGES
ISOLATION RATES FOR AUTISTIC YOUTH IN THEIR EARLY 20'S

 

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LUV DEALER

I’m Therese Dozier AUTISM-MOM, Founder, and Head Mutha Fluffa of LUVSPUN an artisanal candy floss company on a mission to SPREAD LUV through workforce development for youth with autism. I founded this company so that my kids could see that they can create their own future success through entrepreneurship and that they are completely capable of carving out their own niche in this world.

WHITE BACKGROUND WITH PINK BOTTOM BANNER, PURPLE BOLD AND THINK TEXT NEXT TO IMAGE OF BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN HAT WITH A SHIRT THAT SAYS: DO GOOD. BEHIND HER ARE DIGITALLY INSERTED COTTON CANDY CLOUDS AND YELLOW STARS. TEXT READS: CHILDREN LIKE OURS DESERVE TO GROW UP WITH THE CHANCE OF IDENTIFYING THEIR PASSIONS AND STRENGTHS IN ORDER TO CARVE OUT A FUTURE FILLED WITH PROMISE AND PRODUCTIVITY. THIN TEXT SAYS: LUVSPUN WAS FOUNDED TO TEACH OUR KIDS WITH ASD THAT THEY CAN CREATE THEIR OWN FUTURE SUCCESS AND THAT
AUTISM-MOM, FOUNDER, AND HEAD MUTHA FLUFFA, THERESE DOZIER

 

BE GOOD, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, DO GOOD

LUVSPUN makes over 200 flavors of cotton candy made from Raw Organic Sugar that’s vegan, gluten-free with NO HYPE. We are on a quest to “unjunk” one of the world’s most nostalgic and beloved treats and spread LUV while we do it.

 

PINK SPEECH BUBBLE ON BLACK AND WHITE BACKROUND WITH REPEAT DRAWINGS OF COTTON CANDY THEMED THINGS LIKE PEACHES, WATERMELONS, CALIFORNIA, STARS, AND OTHER TEXT
ALL LUV. NO HYPE. CLEAN AS FLUFF

As an Autism Mom, I know firsthand from raising our son how much diet can affect and even hurt children with autism. That’s why we excluded all the dyes, artificial ingredients, and the other “junk” found in cotton candy, to make one of our favorite treats cleaner.

The result is our LUV, CLEAN AS FLUFF cotton candy with a unique flavor experience that goes beyond just the pink and blue cotton candy most folks are used to.

PICTURE COLLAGE WITH BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMAN WITH HOT PINK LIPSTICK OPENING HER MOUTH TO EAT COTTON CANDY, ANOTHER IMAGE OF A BEAUTIFUL TATTOOED CAUCASIAN WOMAN WITH GREEN HAIR DROPPING COTTON CANDY INTO HER MOUTH, AND ANOTHER LATINA HOLDING ON TO COTTON CANDY THAT IS BLOWING AWAY IN THE WIND WITH THE WORDS TYPED IN A BANNER THAT SAY " ALL LUV. NO HYPE. DOPE AS FLUFF"
LUVSPUN IS MADE WITH ORGANIC RAW SUGAR, AND CONTAINS NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS OR FLAVORS. ALL LUV. NO HYPE. DOPE AS FLUFF.

 

WHEN YOU PUT LUV OUT IN THE WORLD, IT TRAVELS

Since opening for business in 2018 we have served thousands of customers throughout California pop-ups and private events with our experiential product. In April 2020, due to the global pandemic, we quickly pivoted our product to a packaged good which shifted our company operationally into an entirely new direction.

In order to meet the need for continued demand and to meet our goals of helping our community, WE NEED YOUR HELP to take our business to the next level.

 

POLAROID PICTURES SECURED WITH WASHI TAPE TO A HOT PINK BACKGROUND WITH NEON YELLOW SPLATTERS, IMAGES LEFT TO RIGHT, GIRL POSING BY COTTON CANDY STATION, MARRIED COUPLE WITH COTTON CANDY IN WEDDING CLOTHES, BLACK HIPSTER COUPLE, GUESTS AT FOOD FESTIVAL EATING COTTON CANDY, COTTON CANDY OPERATORS SPRINKLING TAJIN ON COTTON CANDY, LADY LICKING LIPS WAITING FOR COTTON CANDY TO BE MADE.
LUVSPUNAT A FESTIVALS, CORPORATE EVENTS, AND POP-UP, AND PRIVATE EVENTS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SPREAD LUV

We’re crowdfunding to move our mission forward and to be able to hire team members so that we can get our LUV and mission out to more people. THROUGH YOUR PURCHASE OF ONE OF OUR AWESOME REWARDS, LUVSPUN can continue spreading LUV and work towards facilitating independence for youth with autism.

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL DO GOOD BY HELPING US:
  • LUVSPUN spread our message of LUV to different markets
  • Build clear repeatable training program for youth with autism
  • Hire more team members to propel our mission
  • Launch new products
  • Build collaborative relationships with autism centered organizations

 

BE GOOD DO GOOD FEEL GOOD

Three poloroid pictures on a hot pink background. left to right: young girl spinning cotton candy with her mom, family of two moms with their kids, one a teenage boy and the other a younger girl, picture of young teenage boy with autism working with his mom.
THE LUVSPUN TEAM, THERESE, TANYA, TATUM, AND THAVRIE
Thank you for LUVING us and supporting our mission to SPREAD LUV! We are so excited for you to plant this seed to HELP LUV GROW!
We welcome Corporate Sponsors! Please reach out to us at HelloLuver@Luv-spun.com
Please continue to follow our process by signing up to our email list at LUV-SPUN.COM and following us on Instagram at @luvspunfloss

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

WHAT IS THE MONEY RAISED GOING TO?
  • LUVSPUN spread our message of LUV to different markets

  • Build clear repeatable training program for youth with autism

  • Hire team members to propel our mission

  • Launch new products

  • Build collaborative relationships with Autism centered organizations
                                             BE GOOD DO GOOD FEEL GOOD

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY REWARDS?

Each of our different rewards have a different time for fulfillment. We will notify you of an estimated date for each reward level.

Rewards that include a private live or virtual event will be coordinated with the Funder for the best mutual time. 

 

WHY IS LUVSPUN CROWDFUNDING?

Since opening for business in 2018 we have served thousands of customers throughout California pop-ups and private events with our experiential product.

In April 2020, due to the global pandemic, we quickly pivoted our product to a packaged good which shifted our company operationally into an entirely new direction. Navigating supply chains, expanding markets, and building the relationships we need to be successful has been our primary focus... IT'S BEEN A JOURNEY, WHEW!

We received some amazing attention, even from the biggest gift guide around (think "YOU GET A CAR!! YOU GET A CAR!! YOU GET A CAR!!), and even though we didn't make the final cut, we knew that our LUV and our mission was something we should share with the world.

Though we are so grateful for the orders we receive, we need your help in order for us to grow to meet the need for continued demand and to meet our goals of helping our community, we need your help to take our business to the next level.

 

If you have any further questions, please email us at helloluver@luv-spun.com and we'll do our best to answer you within 48hrs.

 

Cynthia Pong
06/17/2021
HELLA SWEET
$135
anonymous
06/17/2021
Monetary Contribution
$500
IFundWomen Pay-It-Forward
06/17/2021
Monetary Contribution
$1,500
Sam
06/17/2021
NOTHIN BUT LUV!
$50
Lydia Daniller
06/15/2021
DOPE AS FLUFF
$150
Tasha Garcia
06/14/2021
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LUV DEALER!
$75
06/13/2021
Monetary Contribution
$449
Nikkole
06/12/2021
RUFF AND TUFF WITH YOUR LUVSPUN FLAIR
$25
Madeline Morrow
06/12/2021
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LUV DEALER!
$75
Valeria Garcia
06/11/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution

You just wanna LUV on us and support our mission of workforce development for youth with autism.

20 Supporters
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25.00 USD
RUFF AND TUFF WITH YOUR LUVSPUN FLAIR

We will throw you a virtual hug on our Socials, reaching over 5K LUVERS and our Exclusive sticker pack including exclusive peachy girl sticker!

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3 Supporters
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50.00 USD
NOTHIN BUT LUV!

Limited edition Acrylic pin + LUVSPUN sticker pack + Virtual Social Hug+ 25% off coupon.

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6 Supporters
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135.00 USD
HELLA SWEET

Limited edition DEVON BLOW (@devthepineapple) X LUVSPUN Insecure inspired bundle + 4-Pin "Hella Sweet" Acrylic Pin set + exclusive LUVSPUN T-shirt + LUVSPUN Sticker Pack

 

We LUUUUV the show Insecure and collabed with Social Justice Artist, Devon Blow to create this bundle inspired by everyone's favorite LA homegirls. Each tub in this 4-tub bundle has a flavor inspired by these dope ass women.

ISSA

SHE’S THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE… in the mirror. This PINA COLADA cutie just wants your tastebuds to flourish like her hair, her LUV life, and her career. 

MOLLY

A little SWEET and a little sour, Molly is the best of both worlds. This PUCKER PUNCH is the  code switching sorceress for your mouth!

KELLY

OUR DOWN FOR WHATEVA DARLING! She gets the party popping in no time with her WHISKEY-N-COLA, but don’t let the flava fool you, she’s all business come Monday.

TIFFANY

IF BOUJIE WAS A FLAVOR… this girl LUVS the finer things so of course she sips on PINEAPPLE BELLINI whenever she is not she is not aiming for perfection.

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1 Supporter
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150.00 USD
DOPE AS FLUFF

MEGA FLOSS FLIGHT + STICKER PACK

  • Exclusive- 20 flavors of LUV PUFFS beautifully packaged in a LUVSPUN gift box, including 10 unreleased flavors
  • Exclusive sticker pack including exclusive peachy girl sticker
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5 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
FLY AS FLUFF

"FLOSS FLIGHT" VIRTUAL EVENT INVITE + LUVSPUN DRINK RECIPES+EXCLUSIVE PEACHY GIRL LUVSPUN T-SHIRT+ACRYLIC PIN +VIRTUAL HUG ON OUR SOCIALS

 

"First Class Seat" on our FLOSS FLIGHT (new product!) and an exclusive invitation to our upcoming FLOSS FLIGHT virtual cocktail event where we will make drinks using our FLOSS and taste each of the the floss flight flavors and have a FLUFFIN BLAST!

You'll also get our EXCLUSIVE Peachy Girl LUVSPUN T-Shirt  and Acrylic Pin designed by JODI HOMAN kick ass friend of LUVSPUN and artist for musical artists like SIA and FALL OUT BOY. 

and a DOPE AS FLUFF shout out on our socials! 

 

 

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1 Supporter
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2,500.00 USD
LUVERS LUV LUXURY ...

 

THE LUVERS LUV LUXURY THATS WHY THEY ALL FLUFF WITH ME...

Fly away on a "Private Jet"* with 14 of your friends.... well, at least virtually!

This bundle includes our "PRIVATE JET SEAT"* on our FLOSS FLIGHT for you and 14 of your friends + 1 FLOSS FLIGHT subscription for 1 year + VIRTUAL EVENT INVITE + ACRYLIC PIN +  3 EXCLUSIVE T-Shirts Designed by JODI HOMAN+ EXCLUSIVE LUVSPUN RTIC BOTTLE + VIRTUAL HUG ON OUR SOCIALS

  • an EXCLUSIVE private "FLOSS FLIGHT" virtual event (Live event within California) for you and 14 of your closest friends
  • 1 year subscription to the "FLOSS FLIGHT" (delivered quarterly)
  • our EXCLUSIVE "Peachy Girl" Acrylic Pin
  • All 3 of our  EXCLUSIVE Campaign T-shirts Designed by JODI HOMAN
  •  OUR "LUVSPUN FOREVER" RTIC BOTTLE 
  • A FLUFFIN DOPE ASS HOLLA ON OUR SOCIALS

*not a real flight on a real private jet, but you know that...

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3,000.00 USD
BIG FLUFF ENERGY

Perfect for CORPORATE LUVERS, this event includes the following:

 

We will come to your location and spin live up to 6 flavors of LUVSPUN cotton candy with our fan favorite glow cones. Your guests will even leave  with favors! (COVID COMPLIANT) 

See all the amazing items included in this REWARD:

 

  • EXCLUSIVE up to 3 hour live spin glow cone event for your guests
  • One "First Class Seat"* on our "FLOSS FLIGHT" (new product)
  • 1 "FLOSS FLIGHT" subscription for 1 year 
  • 3 Exclusives Tee Shirt
  • Exclusive LUVSPUN RTIC Bottle
  • Exclusive Sticker Pack
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

You just wanna LUV on us and support our mission of workforce development for youth with autism.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
RUFF AND TUFF WITH YOUR LUVSPUN FLAIR

We will throw you a virtual hug on our Socials, reaching over 5K LUVERS and our Exclusive sticker pack including exclusive peachy girl sticker!

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3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
NOTHIN BUT LUV!

Limited edition Acrylic pin + LUVSPUN sticker pack + Virtual Social Hug+ 25% off coupon.

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6 Supporters
Select this reward
135.00 USD
HELLA SWEET

Limited edition DEVON BLOW (@devthepineapple) X LUVSPUN Insecure inspired bundle + 4-Pin "Hella Sweet" Acrylic Pin set + exclusive LUVSPUN T-shirt + LUVSPUN Sticker Pack

 

We LUUUUV the show Insecure and collabed with Social Justice Artist, Devon Blow to create this bundle inspired by everyone's favorite LA homegirls. Each tub in this 4-tub bundle has a flavor inspired by these dope ass women.

ISSA

SHE’S THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE… in the mirror. This PINA COLADA cutie just wants your tastebuds to flourish like her hair, her LUV life, and her career. 

MOLLY

A little SWEET and a little sour, Molly is the best of both worlds. This PUCKER PUNCH is the  code switching sorceress for your mouth!

KELLY

OUR DOWN FOR WHATEVA DARLING! She gets the party popping in no time with her WHISKEY-N-COLA, but don’t let the flava fool you, she’s all business come Monday.

TIFFANY

IF BOUJIE WAS A FLAVOR… this girl LUVS the finer things so of course she sips on PINEAPPLE BELLINI whenever she is not she is not aiming for perfection.

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
150.00 USD
DOPE AS FLUFF

MEGA FLOSS FLIGHT + STICKER PACK

  • Exclusive- 20 flavors of LUV PUFFS beautifully packaged in a LUVSPUN gift box, including 10 unreleased flavors
  • Exclusive sticker pack including exclusive peachy girl sticker
45 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
FLY AS FLUFF

"FLOSS FLIGHT" VIRTUAL EVENT INVITE + LUVSPUN DRINK RECIPES+EXCLUSIVE PEACHY GIRL LUVSPUN T-SHIRT+ACRYLIC PIN +VIRTUAL HUG ON OUR SOCIALS

 

"First Class Seat" on our FLOSS FLIGHT (new product!) and an exclusive invitation to our upcoming FLOSS FLIGHT virtual cocktail event where we will make drinks using our FLOSS and taste each of the the floss flight flavors and have a FLUFFIN BLAST!

You'll also get our EXCLUSIVE Peachy Girl LUVSPUN T-Shirt  and Acrylic Pin designed by JODI HOMAN kick ass friend of LUVSPUN and artist for musical artists like SIA and FALL OUT BOY. 

and a DOPE AS FLUFF shout out on our socials! 

 

 

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1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
LUVERS LUV LUXURY ...

 

THE LUVERS LUV LUXURY THATS WHY THEY ALL FLUFF WITH ME...

Fly away on a "Private Jet"* with 14 of your friends.... well, at least virtually!

This bundle includes our "PRIVATE JET SEAT"* on our FLOSS FLIGHT for you and 14 of your friends + 1 FLOSS FLIGHT subscription for 1 year + VIRTUAL EVENT INVITE + ACRYLIC PIN +  3 EXCLUSIVE T-Shirts Designed by JODI HOMAN+ EXCLUSIVE LUVSPUN RTIC BOTTLE + VIRTUAL HUG ON OUR SOCIALS

  • an EXCLUSIVE private "FLOSS FLIGHT" virtual event (Live event within California) for you and 14 of your closest friends
  • 1 year subscription to the "FLOSS FLIGHT" (delivered quarterly)
  • our EXCLUSIVE "Peachy Girl" Acrylic Pin
  • All 3 of our  EXCLUSIVE Campaign T-shirts Designed by JODI HOMAN
  •  OUR "LUVSPUN FOREVER" RTIC BOTTLE 
  • A FLUFFIN DOPE ASS HOLLA ON OUR SOCIALS

*not a real flight on a real private jet, but you know that...

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
3,000.00 USD
BIG FLUFF ENERGY

Perfect for CORPORATE LUVERS, this event includes the following:

 

We will come to your location and spin live up to 6 flavors of LUVSPUN cotton candy with our fan favorite glow cones. Your guests will even leave  with favors! (COVID COMPLIANT) 

See all the amazing items included in this REWARD:

 

  • EXCLUSIVE up to 3 hour live spin glow cone event for your guests
  • One "First Class Seat"* on our "FLOSS FLIGHT" (new product)
  • 1 "FLOSS FLIGHT" subscription for 1 year 
  • 3 Exclusives Tee Shirt
  • Exclusive LUVSPUN RTIC Bottle
  • Exclusive Sticker Pack
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0 Supporters
Select this reward