Save Sifu Design Studio!

$5,430 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 31 months
KR
Kim Saar Richardson  CHICAGO, IL
Save our Yarn Store! 

Due to a shifty accountant, back taxes and fines have threatened to close our store. We had a payment plan worked out, but now the IRS said we have 10 days to pay our outstanding balance.

So, on July 26, the IRS is threatening to revoke our business license and close us down. We are trying to get an extention, but we can't rest knowing that the end could be so near.

We've been a thriving business for over 4 years. We have a great following of loyal customers, awesome classes, and are a pillar of the knitting and crocheting community. If our past accountant hadn't failed us, we'd be still going strong. This isn't about faulty business practie or poor planning... it's about relying on a professional who, it turns out, wasn't professional. 

You can't put a price on community and friendship, but now we have to. Please don't let another creative outlet disappear from Chicago. If you knit or crochet, or know anyone who does, you can stop by the store and purchase yarn, classes, and gift cards. If you don't knit, but appreciate small business, every little bit will help. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated.

Please spread the word and share this page. And thank you so much for stopping by.
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Update 7
Posted by Kim Saar Richardson
30 months ago
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Hello, all!

We're going to make this the last week to donate. We made our previous three goals, so let's try to make this one, too! The last day to donate will be Sunday, August 17.

Please share this with anyone and everyone! Let's make one last big push to the finish line to help make sure that Sifu is never on the brink of closing again.

Thank you so much to those who donated. We really could not have done it without you. You are all very awesome!!

PS. even though our tshirt count says that we're all out, we will be making shirts for anyone who has donated that would like one. Just include your shirt size and address on the donation form. :)
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Update 6
Posted by Kim Saar Richardson
31 months ago
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Alright, you guys have been so awesome, we're going all the way! We're going to try to raise the full $7,000! Woo-hoo!

To give you an idea of how awesome you are, we have had 3,869 visits in the past 5 days. That's just mind-blowing! We had 454 visits yesterday alone! Keep up the great work! Hit that "Share" button as often as you like!

Thank you again. This whole experience has restored several people's faith in humanity. <3
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Update 5
Posted by Kim Saar Richardson
31 months ago
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Because of your generosity, we've raised our goal to $4,000. With this amount, we'll be able to make our downpayment to the IRS and start a payment plan.

Thank you so much for helping save Sifu! Keep spreading the word!
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Update 4
Posted by Kim Saar Richardson
31 months ago
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Hello, all!

We added a reward! For everyone one who donates, you'll get a hand silk-screened tshirt made by Lisa herself! She is so grateful for all of you that she wanted to give something back.

Please email us and let us know what size shirt you want. Oh, and your address.

Thank you all so much!
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Insan DK
31 months ago

Good luck for your business!! #praymh17

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$5,430 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 163 people in 31 months
Created July 20, 2014
KR
Kim Saar Richardson  
$40
Anonymous
30 months ago
$25
Anonymous
30 months ago
CK
$25
Colleen Karp
30 months ago
$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
TM
$20
Terry Midnight
30 months ago

Hug me you magical person you!

LD
$15
Lil Davies
30 months ago

I would love to wear a t-shirt advertising you name. Size large

$5
Anonymous
30 months ago
PN
$25
Paul Neary
30 months ago
KP
$20
Kiri Palm
30 months ago
$50
Anonymous
30 months ago
Insan DK
31 months ago

Good luck for your business!! #praymh17

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