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Thank you for visiting our Fundraising Campaign page where you can read our FAQ and donate. Help us open our very first brick-and-mortar space in Utah this Holiday season! Just click on the image/button below to be directed to our GoFundMe to give and share our story with your circle. Ngoma y'Africa Cultural Center is our partnering 501C-3 nonprofit that will accept company donations for tax purposes. Your company just has to put in the notes that the monetary or in-kind donations are intended for Ngoma's programing at LRCC
COME FOR THE GOOD EATS, STAY FOR THE LYRICS!
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LE ROSSIGNOL (#LRCCutah) will be Utah’s Caribbean Café for a Cause, your home away from home especially if you identify as a woman or a minority. Le Rossignol means "Nightingale" in the French language and is the only bird that sings both day and night. The cafe will serve herbal teas, specialty coffees, tropical beverages and ice cream, and Afro-Caribbean pastries.
When you make a difference by donating today, you may also elect to receive the following gifts to be presented in the form of a Certificate on or before the day of Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our brick-and-mortar space: $50-$99 GIFT may receive one recognition/THANK YOU post on our social media channels; $100-$499 GIFT may receive, in addition to the aforementioned THANK YOU/Recognition online Post, a $20 Gift Certificate to our online store; $500-$999 GIFT may receive, in addition to the aforementioned THANK YOU/Recognition online Post, a private cooking class with The Caribbean Nightingale ($100 retail value); $1000-$4,999 GIFT may receive, in addition to the aforementioned THANK YOU/Recognition online Post, a signed copy of Michaëlle, The Caribbean Nightingale’s latest poetry collection, plus a FREE spoken word performance voucher from The Caribbean Nightingale ($500 retail value); $5,000+ GIFT may receive, in addition to the aforementioned THANK YOU/Recognition online Post and autographed book, a FREE spoken word performance voucher from the RELAXATION THROUGH VERSE Poetry Salon Cast ($1000+ retail value)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISER
When do you plan to open your brick-and-mortar building? - We plan to open our doors this 2022 holiday season (by summer 2023).
What can I do to help? - Thank you for your willingness to help! You can donate to our GoFundMe page, share it with your circle, encourage members and companies in the community to donate money or in-kind goods (Ngoma y'Africa, our partnering nonprofit is a 501C-3 that can accept company donations for tax purposes).
Are there Fundraising Events happening soon? - YES! We are holding a couple of Fundraising Events starting in November. They will take place in both Salt Lake and Utah counties at Black-owned establishments and/or supporting businesses in the community.
What is the target Fundraising Amount? - To open our doors, we need to reach at least $45,000 to cover deposit and the first 2 months of our 12-month lease, a mural and artworks, a projector for film screenings/movie night, furniture costs, commercial kitchen use while we wait to build ours onsite, inventory, catering supplies and transportation, and for staff help for 2 months. Our goal is to raise $80,000+ within the next 3 months to help us sustain our business operations for at least 1 year as most brick-and-mortar businesses close after only their first year of opening due to lack of profits.
How do I get my THANK YOU GIFT? - When you donate, be sure to write in the Notes your Full Name, your Company Name if applicable, your email address, your preferred social media handle, a mailing address where we can send you your certificate or card, and your phone number (optional).