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Back to the Mother Needs Your Help! Help us Save the Mother
$1,610 raised
11% of $15k goal
20 contributors
0 days left
Ended Jul 29, 2019

First of all, thank you so much for your attention and for taking the time to get to know us. We have hit a hurdle in our path that requires us to reach out for support. Though we cant get into details, we hope you will appreciate us being upfront with the nature of what it is we are dealing with. This is the last thing we expected but we currently find ourselves on a tough learning curve. We ask you to take some time with us. Get to know us. There are lots of clickable links within the paragraphs below. We trust that you will find we are far more than just a kombucha company. We brew kombucha for a brighter future.

 

Back to the Mother is a worker-owned enterprise that goes way beyond Kombucha. As of now, we are a kombucha producer that provides the health-enhancing beverage in the most sustainable package available, on tap and in reusable 12-ounce bottles. We work side by side with Bayern Brewery to make sure our glass bottles can be washed and reused time and time again. This is only the beginning! We also take the cardboard we deliver our product in out of the waste stream to give it another go before being recycled. This lowers the carbon footprint of every bottle enjoyed. Beyond that, we have a collective vision for a future we can all get behind. We developed the Kombucha business from the incubator of the nonprofit side of Back to the Mother. We do, however, need to make it very clear that we are asking for donations specifically for the kombucha project and not for the Nonprofit side. We don't want to confuse anyone with what is going on here. We do, however, want to share the behind the scenes story of our journey. All the information of who we are and how we came to be can be found on our recently revamped website.

And now for the hard part...

 

We are reaching out in a time of need. Back to the Mother is facing legal action that threatens the continued viability of the collective. We are navigating the threat of dissolution of a project that has been fostered with the purpose of shifting the way we impact our planet.

 

The learning curve of what we are trying to achieve here has been incredible. We started from the ground up with our  Values and our Vision. From there we set out into the world with the intentions to make a real difference within our community. However, not every individual out there will resonate with the same fervor towards the mission we are on as we do. We honor every path and only hope to learn from the lessons being offered through this difficult experience.

 

The money we raise will go directly to legal fees and costs involved with protecting Back to the Mother. Back to the Mother is hopeful that the matter will be resolved efficiently and amicably so we can continue on our mission of making a real difference in our community. Any remaining funds will go towards setting up grants for local startups and nonprofits that share our vision of the future. Some of the early nominations are Free Cycles, Precious Plastics Missoula, Soil Cycle, Missoula Food Bank as well as the projects being incubated by the Mother Circle. Each donation will go towards saving BTTM or to building community in the spirit of a brighter more sustainable future for us all.

 

This entire project has been bootstrapped since its inception in 2013, but is in need of your support!  Even if it means simply sharing our campaign online, it means so much! Whatever you can offer, it will be honored and go towards a cause you can feel good about. Even if its $5, every bit helps.

 

We know our cause is strong. We wouldn't reach out if we didn't believe in what we are doing. We are simply trying to protect Back to the Mother and its values and vision.

 

Without our community, this journey will likely come to an end. If you believe in our cause and feel guided to donate, we thank you from the fullness of our hearts. 

 

Please, get to know us. Spend some time checking out our WEBSITE and see what we are about.

 

Social changes don't come without social action!

 

Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram by following us @backtothemother

 

Thank you for spending this time with us.

 

We will be live with announcements of how the campaign is going as it happens. Thank you for your support and

always remember....Plant good seeds, keep your feet to the earth, Ferment your food, & Love your Mother!

 

 

 

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$25 USD
Become an Earth Keeper
Your name will go on our Donor Page of people that stand in solidarity with our values and vision of the world we could create together. With donation you can know that you are supporting a cause that we can all get behind.
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$50 USD
Helping Hands Earth Keeper
Your name will be listed on our Donor Page as a "Helping Hands Earth Keeper." This is a donation you can feel good about. This says that you support our shared vision of what our world could look like as we build community and move towards a brighter future.
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$100 USD
Global Earth Keeper
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Your name will be listed on our Donor Page as a "Global Earth Keeper." This is a donation you can feel good about. This says that you support our shared vision of what our world could look like as we build community and move towards a brighter future. Like ripples on the pond, we are building something that can be replicated and anywhere. Our open source policy says we will support anyone out there trying to move in this direction.

***The first 12 donors at this level will get the following offering***
This perk comes with a 1-year-old Aloe Arborescens plant from the Medicine Collective. Check this project out on our website.
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$500 USD
Galactic Earth Keeper
  • 1 ordered
  • 4 remaining
Estimated delivery Aug 2019
Your name will be listed on our Donor Page as a "Galactic Earth Keeper." This is a donation will help us go the distance in building a brighter more sustainable future for us all. This says that you support our shared vision of what our world could look like as we build community and move towards a brighter future. Like ripples on the pond, we are building something that can be replicated and anywhere. Our open source policy says we will support anyone out there trying to move in this direction.

This perk comes with a 2-year-old Aloe Arborescens plant from the Medicine Collective. Check this project out on our website.
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$1,000 USD
celestial Earth Keeper
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Estimated delivery Aug 2019
Your name will be listed on our Donor Page as a "Celestial Earth Keeper." This is a donation will help us go the distance in building a brighter more sustainable future for us all. This says that you support our shared vision of what our world could look like as we build community and move towards a brighter future. Like ripples on the pond, we are building something that can be replicated and anywhere. Our open source policy says we will support anyone out there trying to move in this direction.

This perk comes with a 3-year-old Aloe Arborescens plant from the Medicine Collective. Check this project out on our website.
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$5,000 USD
Angelic Earth Keeper
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Estimated delivery Aug 2019
Your name will be listed on our Donor Page as an "Angelic Earth Keeper." This is a donation will have a HUGE impact on our ability to build a brighter more sustainable future for our community. This says that you support our shared vision of what our world could look like as we build community and move towards a brighter future. Like ripples on the pond, we are building something that can be replicated anywhere. Our open source policy says we will support anyone out there trying to move in this direction.

This perk comes with a 5-year-old Aloe Arborescens MOTHER plant from the Medicine Collective. This is a planted creature that is producing pups to share with others! Check this project out on our website.
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$10,000 USD
Create Your Own Flavor!
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  • 1 remaining
Estimated delivery Jun 2020
This Perk entitles you to work directly with the worker-owners of BttM to develop your very own flavor of kombucha. This would be made available as a seasonal flavor and possibly as a year-round brew as we expand our field of operation. This would include a custom label that would have your input an be a way to share with your community that you stand in solidarity with our vision of the future.

As we have said before, "Social changes don't come without social action." It's up to all of us to make this happen.

This Perk will also be announced on our website, blog, and social media to say THANK YOU for such an incredible donation towards our collective goals.

***We will also provide a baby pineapple plant to the person that donates at this level.

Thank you for helping us Save the Momma!
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