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Help open a Vegan Lifestyle Shop in Olympia, Wa.
Lesli Baker
Small Business
Olympia, Washington
United States
1 Team Member

My  Story

My name is Lesli Baker. In 1999 my mother died of liver cancer, And in 2003 my Dad died of complications related to leukemia and heart disease. Both smoked, both ate a very southern version of the typical American meat and dairy based diet. So did I . I wondered- with my family history, are cancer and heart disease my fate as well? I did my own research, a LOT of it, and found simply that by switching to a completely plant based diet and lifestyle, (and quitting smoking!) just may save me from my parents fate. Today i call myself a food activist. My Vegan Lifestyle has given me the honor of meeting other vegans, and through them I have learned about going vegan for all  animals and their rights, and for the environment. I love my diverse and beautiful Vegan Community! I want to create a place for them to meet, a place where they KNOW everything they may consider purchasing is 100% Vegan. I want Vegans in my community to feel CELEBRATED, RESPECTED.

The Impact

Oly Vegan will carry delicious vegan gourmet chocolate truffles and marshmellow treats and snacks, packaged food items, clothing, handbags and shoes, tee-shirts, body care products (and vegan makeup for the ladies!) book totes and lap-top bags, ceramics, glassware and more with a vegan theme. We also plan to host events and charity fund-raisers, interesting classes and in-stores. This will be a destination store that does more than sell cool t-shirts to its customers, but also sincerely tries to give back to it's community. 

What We Need & What You Get

We are already so close to our goal! We need approx. 4,000 dollars still to open. This will help with rent deposit and first month, store fixtures furniture and shelving, paint and repairs as needed, a computer and POS system. In exchange for your contribution your name will be included in the store somehow, perhaps in a mural or painted in the trim, and additionally, you will recieve items we are offering to the right side of your screen.. ( We promise to get those t-shirts to you ASAP! Some patience may be required..) 

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you cant contribute with cash, PLEASE repost repost repost, help us spread the word!! 

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raised in 2 months
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$4,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 20, 2011
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  • $10USD

    A big Thank You in the store and On Line (Facebook, Twitter)

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  • $15USD

    A big Thank You in the store and on line, and an Oly Vegan sticker

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  • $25USD

    All of the above Thank You's, and 5.00 off your first in store purchase!

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  • $50USD

    All of the Thank You's, the sticker, and 5.00 off your forst in store purchase!

    6 claimed
  • $75USD

    All of the Thank You's, the sticker, the 5.00 of and an Oly Vegan T-shirt

    3 claimed
  • $100USD
    Holy Tofu, Batman!

    All of the Thank You's, the sticker, the 5.00 off, the Oly Vegan t-shirt, and your very own tote bag from Herbivore Clothing Company!!

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