If you love handmade goods and vintage finds, please help us open the doors to The Pearly Owl in South Omaha!
We want to be the place you think of when you need something unique and unforgettable, whether it’s an accessory bauble for your latest outfit, a conversation starter piece for your living room, or that perfect birthday gift for your best friend that you’ve been searching for everywhere. We’re one-part handmade goods boutique, one-part vintage-finds shop, and we want you to be wholly inspired when you walk into The Pearly Owl.
This is an endeavor I have been dreaming about and discussing with my friends and family for ages…and now I’m finally taking real action! The Pearly Owl has existed online since 2010, but for the business to truly flourish in the community, I need a physical brick-and-mortar location. Opening a business, unfortunately, takes a large amount of money, which is something I don’t have. My hope is that you (wonderful person reading this campaign) will agree that this would be a fantastic addition to the South Omaha community.
My vision is to create a shop that makes you feel at home – a place to explore for hidden treasure, like the proverbial “Grandma’s attic.” Where you might find a fantastic dress from a local designer, a set of antique Depression glass plates, or a reclaimed coffee table; you never know what you’ll find, but it’s guaranteed to be something good.
I have my sights set on opening the shop in The Vinton Street Historic Commercial District, located in South Omaha, which is rich with history and culture. I would like to join the current mix of businesses that currently include Louie M’s Burger Lust and the non-profit group, Emerging Terrain, among other popular destinations in the community.
If you love supporting local artisans, as well as finding something new in the old, we would greatly appreciate your help in bringing a shop like this to historic Vinton Street, whether it’s in the form of a financial donation or just spreading the word around town!
I’m so glad you’re still intrigued!
The idea is delightful. You love it and I love it! The business plan is written. I have all of the determination in the world to make this happen, but it won’t unless I’m able to secure the necessary funding.
In exchange for your donation (of any size!) we want to return your good karma!
• If you make a gift to us today, we will send you a special coupon good for use in the shop once it opens.
• Since handmade and repurposed items are our specialty, it only makes sense to offer a special collection of apparel and accessories as perks for your donation!
We are hopeful to meet our financial goal, but regardless of the outcome of this funding venture, we are determined to open The Pearly Owl – any donations we receive will be used for furthering us on the road to opening the shop.
Other Ways You Can Help
Love the idea for The Pearly Owl, but a donation doesn’t fit into your budget? There are other ways you can help our shop take flight:
· Spread the word to your friends and family using your preferred method of communication: Facebook, Twitter, tin can phones…just let them know that you’re excited about The Pearly Owl!
· Use the share tools that Indiegogo has so thoughtfully provided.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your time and consideration of helping launch The Pearly Owl!
Xo Erin Pankowski