About the campaign
Hello Sweet Community!
As you may know, Chaco Canyon took a giant leap in the last year by creating our new commissary kitchen and bakery cafe in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. Many of you were instrumental in getting us to that point, and the love and assistance from you was what made that step possible.
As we have gotten Greenwood up and running over the past 10 months, we have experienced significant growing pains. It's a whole different situation to care for and nourish three locations and 80 wonderful staff members, and the transition has been a challenge for us financially.
But hard times provide insight, opportunity, and innovation. We've learned a lot, made changes to how we run the cafes, and are committed to further outreach and community partnerships as goals for increasing business over the next year.
In order to get us there, we are in need of working capital, which is why we're teaming up with Community Sourced Capital and coming to you. This working capital will help us increase our marketing and outreach in 2016, as well as help us catch up with some of our amazing vendors who we are behind with.
Chaco has always existed to support the community, and in turn you have supported us with incredible enthusiasm and generosity through the years. You are the most important aspect of our existence, and we are inviting you to be a part of this great business by partnering with Chaco for this community loan.
We have this remarkable opportunity because of Community Sourced Capital, who has chosen Chaco to support in this endeavor. CSC exists so that businesses can access affordable capital from their community, which is something we need right now to be able to get back to being a sustainable business in 2016.
Every dollar lent by you for this campaign is matched by the Fund Local Matching Capital Program, doubling your generosity and its impact on Chaco Canyon. Each $50 you lend to Chaco will mean $100 for our business.
We will use much of this loan to get current with all of our fabulous vendors, including Alvarez Organic Farm, Stumptown, Tonnemaker, Charlie's Produce, and Macrina. The remainder will be dedicated to strengthening our outreach, revamping our website, and refining our message.
Thank you for considering supporting our community-supported loan and helping Chaco Canyon with a strong and healthy start to the New Year.
Co-owner and Head Honcho