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Uplift Us Marketplace

A retail store that celebrates black culture by dedicating 100% of their shelf space to black owned businesses.

$4,080
pledged of$150,000 goal
26
81Days Left
Fund it
Campaign Ends on September 6, 2021

Project Description

What is Uplift Us Marketplace?

A beautiful retail store that dedicates 100% of its shelf space to black entrepreneurs to proudly sell their products while offering consumers a place to conveniently shop black.

 

 

Our Mission 

It is our mission to celebrate the richness of black culture by creating retail spaces exclusively for black entrepreneurs to sell their products and provide a one stop shop for our community to purchase quality black owned products, and circulate the black dollar, uplifting us all. 

The Problem

The Buying power in the Black Community is 1.4 billion Dollars, the second Highest by Race/Ethnicity. Yet the current the National Average for Black owned products and brands in retail stores across the US is around 3%. What this means is that when we shop it is likely that 97% of our money is escaping the black community and flowing into other communities. Which explains why other community’s money circulates between 17-29 days and the black dollar only circulates for 6 hours.

 

Shopping black is one of the simplest ways to increase the circulation of the black dollar and bridge the racial wealth gap.

 

The Solution

A great way to combat this problem is to provide more opportunities for black owned businesses and consumers by opening Uplift Us Marketplace in more cities across the nation. 

 

Why $150,000?

Funds raised from this campaign will go directly to opening additional locations. This includes start up cost, employees, and advertising. 

 

Uplift Us Marketplace is making headlines!

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Why are we raising funds?

Funds raised from this campaign with help Us move into our next phase and go towards opening additional locations, employees, and advertising. 

Why$150,000

This amount is for 2 phases. We will be able to open the 2nd location with at lease $75K and the 3rd location with the additional 75k. 

Is this all the Funding you need? 

Not necessarily. Eventually we hope to open locations Nationwide. We are starting in the Los Angeles Area. As we grow, additional funding may be needed.  

 

 

Dwanda
06/17/2021
Believer
$50
Juwana Myles
06/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
$250
Dejuanna Jones
06/16/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
Johnea Jones
06/15/2021
Thank you!
$25
06/15/2021
Thank you!
$25
Monica Brown
06/15/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Angelique
06/15/2021
Thank you!
$25
R Jones
06/15/2021
Believer
$50
Andrea L Session
06/14/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
The Hood Fairy
06/13/2021
Believer
$50
Monetary Contribution
Just Because I Care
6 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Virtual Hug and Thank you!

Virtual hug and Thank you!!

499 Left
1 Supporter
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25.00 USD
Thank you!

Thank you for your support! 

196 Left
4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Believer
With this reward you will receive:
  • Engraved Pen
  • Thank you card
96 Left
4 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Legend
With this reward you will receive: 
  • Uplift Us T-shirt
  • Mug
  • Personalized Thank you card
72 Left
3 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Icon
With this reward you will receive:
  • Uplift Us Canvas Bag
  • Insulated water bottle 
  • Personalized Thank you card 
73 Left
2 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
The Goat
With this reward you will receive:
  • Social Media Shout Out
  • Uplift Us Canvas bag
  • Insulated water bottle 
  • Uplift Us T-shirt
50 Left
0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
Angel
With this reward you will receive:
  • Your name on the Donation Plaque at Uplift Us Marketplace
  • Engraved pen
  • Notepad
  • Mug
  • Canvas bag
  • Insulated water bottle 
  • Uplift Us T-shirt
  • Our Endless Gratitude! 
10 Left
0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution
Just Because I Care
6 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Virtual Hug and Thank you!

Virtual hug and Thank you!!

499 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Thank you!

Thank you for your support! 

196 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Believer
With this reward you will receive:
  • Engraved Pen
  • Thank you card
96 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Legend
With this reward you will receive: 
  • Uplift Us T-shirt
  • Mug
  • Personalized Thank you card
72 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Icon
With this reward you will receive:
  • Uplift Us Canvas Bag
  • Insulated water bottle 
  • Personalized Thank you card 
73 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Goat
With this reward you will receive:
  • Social Media Shout Out
  • Uplift Us Canvas bag
  • Insulated water bottle 
  • Uplift Us T-shirt
50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Angel
With this reward you will receive:
  • Your name on the Donation Plaque at Uplift Us Marketplace
  • Engraved pen
  • Notepad
  • Mug
  • Canvas bag
  • Insulated water bottle 
  • Uplift Us T-shirt
  • Our Endless Gratitude! 
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward