Funk & Flash has not been immune to the hardships of Covid19, and after having a rough Winter following the fires, our savings are wiped out. This money will go toward paying rent & paying all our wonderful designers.
Thank you everyone for the donations so far, If it keeps up at this rate there's a chance of reaching our goal! Stay strong, we will get through this.
Hello everyone! This is Zoe, the owner of Funk & Flash.
We in Sonoma County have been taking our knocks recently. Some of us are still recovering from the late October fires that were devastating both emotionally and financially. Funk & Flash being one of them.
The store had no power & Sebastopol was evacuated for a few days because of the fires. I was personally evacuated from my Windsor home for over a week, and because of all of that Funk & Flash was closed for the crucial week before Halloween, our 2nd busiest week of the year. That week was supposed to give us that boost to carry us through the slow Winter months, which we did not have, and understandably business was even slower as the community recovered from the fires and inventoried their losses. Our savings were depleted paying all of our bills and taxes and trudging through the slow times for the yearly promise of Spring. I stopped taking a paycheck for a few months and only paid my amazing employee in an effort to help build Funk & Flash back up.
Then Covid19 hit, our slowly rising Spring sales plummeted, and then the mandatory closure of all non-essential businesses was put into effect. This is devastating. At this point if we don't get help Funk & Flash might not make it through the year.
We currently cannot pay rent on April 1st & the landord won't make an exception this month reduce the cost. We are also behind paying some of our amazing designers trying to keep the store afloat in these challenging times.
This amount is what it will take to pay rent, and completely pay all of our designers off so when the quarantine ends we can start without being incredibly in debt. We plan to throw a big party when we reopen with music, champagne, sales, free gifts, and lots of love! Funk & Flash is part of the heart & soul of Sebastopol and we wish to serve you up with fun, silly, sexy, wild looks for years to come!
Will you help us through this crisis so we can see you all to next festival season?
Every donation counts, no matter how small! If you're not in a place to donate financially, you can share this on your social media and just get the word out there!
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we hope to see you all very soon!
Love, Funk & Flash
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