Save Caffe Salva from permanent closure - Dulwich

by Filippo Staiano in London, England, United Kingdom

Save Caffe Salva from permanent closure - Dulwich

£345

raised of £25,000 target

10

supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 18th October 2020 at 12:02pm

As a West Dulwich local independent coffee shop, we have been hit hard by COVID-19 and need your help to save us from permanent closure.

by Filippo Staiano in London, England, United Kingdom

Dear all, 

We are a small, local coffee shop, based in West Dulwich (SE21 8EZ). We opened only a year and a half ago, so we are still in the process of building and securing our customer base in the area. We are very attached to helping and supporting our community by offering good quality, reasonably priced Italian coffee and products. 

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We welcome parents, children, elderly and disabled customers on a daily basis, constantly striving to provide them with the most inclusive service. We represent a safe space in West Dulwich for the international community by giving them the warm welcome and quality they deserve. We are a local hub for the South London Italian community, providing them with original Italian products, a home away from home. 

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The COVID-19 crisis is threatening us with permanent closure and we are in desperate need of your help to continue supporting our lovely West Dulwich customer base, to readapt our business model for the upcoming winter months. 

Caffè Salva is facing permanent closure. In March, we took the hard decision to close our doors before the start of lockdown for three months, deeming it our utter priority to protect our vulnerable customers. Our revenue was wiped out, yet we still had high outgoing bills which have completely depleted our savings. 

Since opening up again, our small size and ensuring social distancing has meant we are unable to welcome customers indoors - as a result, our customer base has been cut by more than half. We are grateful to have an outdoor terrace but the upcoming cold winter months means we will undoubtably see another drop in customer numbers. We need to quickly and effectively readapt our indoor space and business model in order to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Although we have reopened and work extremely hard to provide for our customers, we are currently at deficit. High outgoing bills and low income means we are struggling to provide for our employees and to secure their future livelihoods. 

After reflecting on the issue, we have come to the decision we need to readapt our business model by providing more takeaway options and investing in new indoor furniture in order to ensure proper and secure social distancing. We also need to secure our current employees' jobs whilst opening new positions to ensure proper health and safety measures. 

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Welcoming, serving and supporting our customers whilst promoting high quality Italian products directly from Italy in London is our utmost priority. We want to continue to be able to grow and develop in the area in future years to come. To do so, we need your help. 


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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 = SELECTION OF ITALIAN PRODUCTS

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with a surprise selection of high quality Italian products directly delivered from Italy, such as cheese, meats, sun-roasted vegetables etc. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£25 or more

£25 = FREE COFFEES AND SANDWICH

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you with 5 coffees of your choice and one free sandwich of your choice. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£100 or more

£100 = APERITIVO ON US

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with an authentic Italian aperitivo for two (up to three alcoholic drinks each). PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£300 or more

£300 = 100 FREE COFFEES

Pledge £300 today and we'll reward you with 100 coffees on the house. PLEDGE NOW > CLAIM LATER

£500 or more

£500 = PRIVATE APERITIVO

Pledge £500 today and we'll reward you with a private Aperitivo party for you and your friends (free drinks and food), for up to 10 people. PLEDGE NOW > CLAIM LATER

Let's make 'Save Caffe Salva from permanent closure - Dulwich' happen

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