Save Ralph's Cafe

$2,495 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 39 months
Anthony Champa  BROOKS, ME
Anyone who has been to my family's restaurant in the beautiful Maine village of Brooks knows that they love food almost as much as they love people. This is especially fitting since the café is named after a man for whom life revolved around family, friends and food, my father: Ralph Champa.

Not too long after we lost Dad my family brought his lifelong dream of a restaurant into being in the form of Ralph's Café; situated near the crossroads of Brooks, a quintessential New England town. Mom, Frank and Mike set about the task of serving up delicious and affordable food to Mainers and "awayers" alike. They were never going to get rich on this enterprise, but they put together a solid small business the likes of which this nation was built upon.

As these things go, small business (restaurants especially) are subject to cruel whims of fate. And that brings us to the reason I've set up this site. Frank told me the other day that they have to install a new septic system in order to keep the doors open. The price tag for this repair is in the neighborhood of $30,000!

That's why I'm writing this and its why I really hope you're still reading it. I'm asking you, our friends and family, to help keep my Dad's dream alive. Join me in helping to ensure that we keep the doors to Ralph's open so people can continue to enjoy good food among good freinds.

All donations, big or small, are welcome and very much appreciated.
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$2,495 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 39 months
Created September 19, 2013
CB
$100
Chip Bessey
25 months ago
$25
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Doug Wolovich
33 months ago
$50
Anonymous
38 months ago
GF
$25
Gretchen Faulkner
38 months ago
JL
$25
Jeri Litteral
38 months ago
TC
$10
Theodore Champa
38 months ago
$10
Anonymous
38 months ago
KB
$25
Katie Buckley
38 months ago

Hi guys- hope everything works out! It's Katie who works at Rollie's. You have a lot of people that care about you!

MM
$50
Megan Meals
38 months ago

We visit family in Maine and this has become one of our favorite stops. Nothing better than the delicious food and kindhearted people at Ralph's Cafe.

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