ICE MACHINE FOR GLITTER BEAN

ICE MACHINE FOR GLITTER BEAN

From Charlie Huntley

Summer's coming & Glitter Bean needs to raise $2000 to replace our broken ice machine! If you have some cash to spare, consider donating to your favourite queer cafe, to help us keep the summer ~cool and gay~

Charlie Huntley

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Update #3

3 months ago

Kind, sweet tender angels of our dreams! We are so excited to buy a new ice machine today!

You donated online and even more IRL, you gave us a total of $3167.55. Your generosity means that we can have a new ice machine, prettier store front, replace our chipped mugs, and give the rest to South House's next round of bursaries!

We are so overwhelmed and grateful for your donations and couldn't ask for better, kinder, sweeter supporters than you!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you're so so so good!

<3
Glittery Beans

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Glitter Bean Cafe is a queer and trans-centred unionized worker-co-operative that opened their doors in July 2018 in Kji'puktuk (Halifax). 

A little bit about the work that Glitter Bean does:

Glitter Bean strives to hold a safer space for queer, trans, two spirit, and BIPOC community to socialize, organize, and celebrate. Every day we hear customers express how deeply grateful they are that we re-opened this space and that we created such a welcoming and safe place for folks to hang out, socialize, and be themselves. 

As queer and trans workers, we know that too often our work is low-paying and precarious (i.e. many of us are last hired and first fired), and we work to hold and push back against this reality in the way we do business. 

Glitter Bean wants to be a safe space for folks regardless of their financial realities, which is why we implemented our pay-it-forward gem system. The gem system gives people the option to buy a coffee in advance for people who may not be able to afford it. 

Why we're asking for your help:

Since Glitter Bean was organized by the workers, we didn't have access to a ton of money for new equipment or renovations, so we made do with what was available to us. Unfortunately, our current ice machine has stopped working and we don't have the money to buy a new one. 

So we are asking our community for help. We go through upwards of 75lbs(!) of ice per day to cool folks down with iced lattes, americanos, mochachinos, italian sodas, cold brew, and (hopefully by the summer) fresh squeezed lemonade!

We are deeply grateful to our community for all the support we've been shown thus far and would be infinitely grateful for your continued help in allowing us to serve you ~ice cold~ drinks this summer. 

What's in it for you?

If you donate $500 or more, we will name our ice machine after you, post that name on our ice machine and on our social media. You can request a particular name for the ice machine: if it's not something we consider offensive, we'll call it that, otherwise, we'll call it your name. 

If you donate $100 or more we will name a special (limited time) drink after you. You can request a particular name for the drink: if it's not something we consider offensive, we'll call it that, otherwise, we'll call it your name. 

If you donate $25 or more we will add you to our close friends list on Instagram, where we will post Glitter Bean ASMR for the duration of this campaign. Be sure to leave your instagram handle (so we can add you to our close friends list) in the message when you donate.

Extra money made from the fundly account will go towards cleaning up the aesthetics of the storefront of Glitter Bean, new mugs, and the rest will go towards South House's next round of bursaries. 

~~~South House recognizes a need for monetary support in the communities they serve. Therefore, the centre provides several bursaries each year to community members in need.

Bursaries are available for folks in need of emergency funds, with priority given to 2SLGBTQIAP+; Black, Indigenous, and people of colour; disabled folks; single parents; sex workers; newcomers; undocumented folks, and international students.

Bursaries are typically between $50.00 to $250.00 and are open to both students and non students.~~~

~~~~~~Thank you for reading and/or giving. You are all truly ~angels~ <3~~~~~

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Charlie Huntley posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #3

Kind, sweet tender angels of our dreams! We are so excited to buy a new ice machine today!

You donated online and even more IRL, you gave us a total of $3167.55. Your generosity means that we can have a new ice machine, prettier store front, replace our chipped mugs, and give the rest to South House's next round of bursaries!

We are so overwhelmed and grateful for your donations and couldn't ask for better, kinder, sweeter supporters than you!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you're so so so good!

<3
Glittery Beans

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Charlie Huntley posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #4

Kind, sweet tender angels of our dreams! We are so excited to buy a new ice machine today!

You donated online and even more IRL, you gave us a total of $3167.55. Your generosity means that we can have a new ice machine, prettier store front, replace our chipped mugs, and give the rest to South House's next round of bursaries!

We are so overwhelmed and grateful for your donations and couldn't ask for better, kinder, sweeter supporters than you!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you're so so so good!

<3
Glittery Beans

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Charlie Huntley posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #2

You sweet, kind, tender angels!

We are so so so close to our goal! Let yesterday be the last day we had to go to the grocery store for an embarrassing amount of ice! If you have some cash to spare you can make a donation on this site or in the cafe, any little bit helps! <3 <3

An update: Between online donations and cash donations, you've put $1830 forward. We are so overwhelmed by your support, it is incredibly generous of you to part with your money to keep all of our customers cold this summer <3

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