Summary and Impact:
Hello! We are Quelab, Albuquerque’s nonprofit makerspace. Our mission
is to foster and sustain an environment that promotes creativity,
invention, and collaboration at the intersections of science, culture,
art, and technology. Quelab is an all-volunteer member-run organization
that operates a facility for anyone in the community to use.
We are well into our 3rd year of operations, and Quelab is really beginning to grow. In fact we’re bursting at the seams! Quelab version 1.0 can no longer support all the cool projects, educational workshops, and creative events that we have planned. We need to upgrade to a bigger space. Luckily, our New Location Task Force has found us an awesome building where we can relocate. Quelab version 2.0 will give our members, and the community, an enhanced creative outlet and an opportunity for continued growth. Please donate to this "Moving Expenses" fundraiser campaign and you too could take advantage of this amazing new location with all it has to offer.
What to Expect in Quelab v2.0:
With this new space we will finally have room for the professional grade tools that will set us apart from the average handy-man’s garage. We will be moving out of the "frat-house" and into a warehouse space that has room for long duration projects and more storage. We will even have room for the plethora of parts and supplies that currently cover every available surface.
Additionally we will keep plenty of room for those with
less messy projects. A space where they may hone their craft, without
worrying about it getting covered in metal shavings, or drowned out by
the drill press and band saw.
About this Campaign:
To fund our move, we need a deposit and some additional capital for
moving expenses. The total comes to $4500. This covers the moving
truck(s), construction supplies, and cleaning for the old space. In
addition we need some extra funds to help defray the cost of renting
both our current and new facility for the month of the move. The specific break down of
how we will spend these funds is as follows:
• $1,500 for the deposit on the building
• $1,500 to pay the first month’s rent at the new space
• $500 for the physical moving expenses
• $400 to pay the first months utilities at the new space
• $400 for building supplies
• $200 to be used for incidentals
If the satisfaction of donating in support of the Albuquerque maker community wasn't enough, we've added perks at 10 different donation levels. Check them out on the right. Please give generously to our campaign today, and then share this link with your friends and family!
Help Spread the Word!
If a monetary contribution is out of the question for you, then consider
an alternative means of support. Spread the word about this project on
your favorite social network and share our project with everyone you
meet. If you know anyone looking to maximize their charitable deduction
on their taxes this year, keep Quelab in mind.