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$1,021 Raised
10% of $10k goal
10 contributors
0 days left
Ended Sep 2, 2014
Here we are at the last two days of our fundraising campaign. Thank you so much to those who have contributed so far. What a blessing! If you have been thinking about it helping, but haven't taken the time to do so, would you do it right now? Thanks. More ...

Better Late Than Never

  Here we are in the last 48 hours of our fundraising campaign, and I want to say, "Thank you," to each person who has partnered with us thus far. Monday is fast approaching and what happens in the next 48 hours or so in our fundraising will impact what happens on Monday. If you have been thinking about supporting us with a gift, would you take a moment to make a contribution now? While we might have an option to extend our closing, I would much rather be done with it and move on with our plans for the future.

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us in this endeavor to help invest into the Holdrege community. 

What We Need

  A little over one month ago the owner of the lot we have rented for parking made a business decision that required us to either put together a purchase agreement on the property or lose our parking. Of course, we couldn't let that happen (as this is an important asset for what we do), so an agreement was entered into with a scheduled closing date of August 18th, uncertain as to where the funds were going to come from.

  This move was not the first time we had taken a step like this. From the very beginning this has been a bit of a faith venture for us, but one we knew that we were to embark on.

  As you are probably aware, we are a small, nearly one year old business (September 5th) with a handful of employees, most of whom are my family. We have done all we have been able to do to make this business a success, but we simply do not have all the cash we need for a full down payment on a loan, let alone to purchase the property outright.

  What I am asking for are some individuals who will help us out. Help from individuals who believe in small businesses that help strengthen their communities (as I believe we have done) or who appreciate family-based businesses such as ours. We are not looking for loans, rather, people who would be willing to partner with us to invest into our community.

Where We Have Been

  Before we opened, the idea and hope was to create a place where people could come together to connect over some food and drinks. This was a venue that was seemingly lacking from our community. Our other hope was to provide a comfortable environment for all age groups and backgrounds to come together and relax, read, study, play games or generally engage with other people. I believe we have fulfilled both of these hopes, having welcomed nearly every age group from middle school students to our 80+ year old crowd and everything in between.

  During the last year we have regularly hosted everything from business meetings, bridal and baby showers, graduation and birthday parties, to bridge clubs, Bible studies and a weekly AA meeting amongst many other gatherings. All of this would have proven challenging without adequate parking facilities.

Where We Are Going

  One thing we are looking forward to with the purchase of this property would be the very real possibility of adding a drive-thru service window. This would enhance our ability to serve people and to provide a great connecting spot well into the future. There certainly are other options that have been considered in owning this property that would be good for Holdrege, but those are, as of yet, undecided.

Will You Help Us Out?

  There is not much we have to offer for your gift except our heartfelt appreciation and the knowledge that you have lent a helping hand to someone in need. And so I want to say, "Thank You" for taking a few moments of your time to even read through this request and for sharing this with others in your network of friends and family.

Brian Steinbach, Owner - 4th Avenue Coffee

*Any monies received over the goal amount will be applied towards property purchase.

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