Support Hamilton's First Cat Cafe

$227 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 5 months
Cats & Caffeine is Hamilton's first cat themed cafe, whose key attraction is that it gives customers an opportunity to interact with cats. Our goal is to create an eco-friendly environment where our guests can enjoy all the benefits of cat-ownership without any of the associated responsibilities. We aim to provide patrons with a chance to unwind while they grab a coffee; cuddling or playing with the cats provides visitors with respite from the daily grind and allows them to relax and de-stress. Just like a regular cafe, customers can choose from a variety of drinks and light (vegan/gluten free) snacks supplied by local Hamilton businesses. However, what’s different and exciting about our business is that guests can watch the cats play while they enjoy their selection, or, themselves join the rescue cats in the playpen. The playpen, which overlooks the cafe area, will be full of cat toys, climbing towers, and cat shelves. We hope that this will not only create a fun environment for cats and visitors to mingle, but will also help the cats with socialization, thereby making them more adoptable.

We also aim to be very involved with the community by organizing events in the cafe as well as many fundraising campaigns for local non-profit organizations within the city.  We are partnering up with NCWL Cat Rescue for their lovely cats, Hearty Hooligan for delicious baked goods, Relay Coffee, Monarch Tea, Sol Shine Culina for delicious snacks, and many others. If you have any community events or fundraising ideas, resources or contacts you think we could work with or could help us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are fundraising through here, in hopes to reduce some of our larger starting costs so we focus our time and funds on giving back. We are anticipating a late summer opening so any funds would be very helpful before our launch. Since we are going to be a community based cafe, any money not used/not needed, we will be donating it back to our community and the wonderful organizations that help keep it happy and healthy. We have already received so much love and support from the community and businesses of this city and look forward to the continuous encouragement.

Our goal is to make Cats & Caffeine a welcoming and relaxing outlet for everyone. We look forward to fundraising for organizations like LOST (mental health facility on Ottawa St.) or creating events like 'Newcomers Tea Time' where we volunteer our time, donate some baked goods alongside Hearty Hooligan and have a space where people new to the country can share stories, worries and experiences while practicing English as well as receive some English grammar lessons. We have endless amounts of ideas that we are ready to launch for the wonderful beautiful people of Hamilton so help us, help the city!

Facebook: catsandcaffeine.hamilton
Website: www.catsandcaffeine.ca
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$227 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 5 months
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