This week we are celebrating! We have made the $30,000 match! It is such a blessing to be surrounded by people that care about this mission–that care about our friends on the streets. That care has been shown through your generosity, your encouragement, and your prayers. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
So, with this match where does that put us? What’s next for Purple Door?
As we have said, our start up costs total $122,156. This includes all the furniture, the build-out, the equipment, the appliances–everything we need to open our doors.
With the match, the funds we have previously raised, and the funds that came in beyond the match, we currently have $89,095. Praise God!
We are so amazed at how God has provided for Purple Door Coffee. We cannot explain it other than that God is working in the hearts of His people, and His people are responding to His prompting. None of you are obligated to give, but the love you have experienced through God has been displayed in your generosity. Thank you for your tenderness to the prompting of God, and for the way you are loving our friends on the streets, and us (Madison and Mark) as we pursue this dream.
Our remaining funding needed is: $33,061. We are continuing to fundraise so that we can offer meaningful employment for our friends on the streets, and we are simultaneously working through the tasks that have to be done before opening a coffee shop. Things are very busy and we couldn’t be more excited!
Tuesday we met with our real estate agent (who is on the Belay Enterprises board), and we discussed the “what’s next?”. We discussed things we need to start working on, and we would love for you to help! We will need help building furniture made from reclaimed doors; if you have connections to coffee equipment, please let us know; if you have access to furniture we might want to look at, please be in touch; if you are able to get us good prices on things that go with a coffee shop, we would love to hear about it. If there is a realm that you believe could help Purple Door, please let us know! This is not Mark or Madison’s project. This is a project that belongs to God’s people that we have been moved towards. If it wasn’t for you, God’s people, we would not be where we are today.
We truly, deeply thank you for journeying with us this far, and we are so excited to see where we go together as the community of Purple Door Coffee!