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This is a campaign to save the Ashbary from closing down. It is absolutely important for us to get the word out and raise the money to save their business.
Meredith Gerber
498 Facebook Friends
Willow Springs, Illinois
United States
2 Team Members

Short Summary

The Ashbary Coffee House has been a staple on the Southside of Chicago for many years. Although the coffee house has changed owners and changed crowds over the years, it still remains the same in our hearts. This is a place where we have grown up and have found ourselves. 

The Ashbary Coffee House is not only a place to get a good cup of joe, but it is a place to see comedians perform on Thursdays and Saturdays till you have tears in your eyes. It's a place to listen to music from so many talented people around Chicago. It's a place to relax and hang out with friends. It's a place that you can run to when you have no where else to go. 

As most people are aware, the winter is one of the hardest months to operate the coffee house. Business can get extremely slow to where keeping it open is even difficult. In the past 8 years, the Coffee House has done a bang up job keeping the place open and busy. 

However, this past winter was a terrible one. The Ashbary has been forced to fall back on bills. In order for them to continue in their full swing of summer -- where the place is packed wall to wall and keeping up on bills will be much simpler.

Whether you're someone who goes to see Improv on Thursday Nights or Music on Wednesday Nights or being apart of the gaming crowd -- Or even if you're someone who just enjoys a good cup of coffee with great atmosphere -- You have been to this place and experienced it. 

Most of us call this place our home. 

Recently, it has been revealed that the Coffee House will close down if they do not raise $10,000 by the end of the month (May 31st, 2014) 

Please contribute if you can. If not, please share this so we can reach our goal. 

The Ashbary Coffee House gave us somewhere to go. No one should have that taken away from them. 

What We Need & What You Get

We need $10,000 by May 31st, 2014.  You will help us immensely and save a staple on the Southside of Chicago.

The Impact

If you help us raise $10,000 -- We can keep the Ashbary open for another round of awesome youth or even our lovely older crowd. We can give people a place to go and feel safe and at home. 

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raised by 64 people in 23 days
22% funded
No time left
$10,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on May 31, 2014
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