Picking up the Pieces

$680 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 51 months

Tired of going around and around on this gerbil wheel of life. Living check to check, trying to make ends meet. I have a beautiful wife and two wonderful children who are along on this journey for the "American Dream". Between my wife and I, we have three degrees and are stuck in the work fields (not our career fields) of low wages and the escalating cost of living.
   Three years ago life was perfect, so we thought. Nine months after our wedding, June 16, 2011 we celebrated the birth of our daughter. Two weeks later, my wife's only brother/sibling was murdered on the 28th of June. In an instant our lives were turned upside down. During the duration of the last three years at a snails pace we've been picking up the pieces. Everyday is like Ground Hog Day for us, working our jobs and taking care of our responsibilities.
  I have an AS in Business Administration,(15 credits away from Bachelor's in Management) over nine years experience and a passion for cleaning and floor care. Including stripping, waxing, carpet cleaning, and general cleaning. My wife has a BS in Business Administration. She is extremely detail oriented;she works and lives by a calendar, thrives on meeting goals along with maintaining consistency.
  We want our lives back doing the things we love to do, instead of what we have to do to get by. We would like to build our cleaning business for clients at reasonable rates. But we lack the equipment and materials to get started. Ultimately we just want to be able to provide a decent education for our children, who currently attend a failing unaccredited school district.
  We are not afraid of hard work. Our goal is to build a brand for the long haul; to leave something tangible for our children. We are looking to raise money for equipment, license and bonding. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for taking time out of your day to read our story.
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This dream of ours is turning into a reality!!! We would like to thank those that shared our campaign and also those that donated to our campaign.
Although we haven't met our goal of $5,000 yet, we have been able to knock out some needs with what we have accumulated so far.
We now have 2 low speed floor scrubbers, 2 Rubbermaid wave brake mop buckets w/ wringers, 3 mop sticks, 3 mop heads, 2 dust mops, 2 wet floor signs, 2 pan and broom combo sets, rags, gloves,spray bottles, and cleaning chemicals.
Fancy Yancy's Janitorial Services will offer general cleaning, floor care, and in the near future carpet cleaning.
As before, my family has always been my motivation. We are expecting an addition to our family in January! We are definitely all in with building the brand Fancy Yancy's to pass down generation to generation.
We are asking that you share our campaign and donate whatever you can donate, even if its just 1 dollar. It'll all add up . Thank you in advance!

Sincerely,

Jamaal Yancy
Fancy Yancy's Janitorial Services LLC
1st of 2 low speed floor scrubbers
New addition to the family
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This is our feature written by Bill McClellan in the Post Dispatch.
Our Story featured in the Post Dispatch
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Nathan Marshall
50 months ago

Hi Jamaal! I am the Owner of 180 Improvements and Maintenance, LLC. I grew my business from the ground up and have learned a lot from that journey. I am looking for small businesses to help get off of the ground. I can offer perspective and connections and in some cases explore the idea of investing. You do very beautiful work. Perhaps I could use you as a subcontractor in the future. Check out my website and recent interview and let's see if there's a way I can help you gain some momentum. Sincerely, Nathan Marshall www.wework180s.com www.thewirehangerbywinnie.com

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Raised by 17 people in 51 months
Created September 17, 2014
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Anonymous
49 months ago
$25
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49 months ago
$75
Anonymous
49 months ago
BG
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Ben Grubb
50 months ago

Looks like you are committed and work very hard. Keep it up!

MB
$40
Mya Branscomb
50 months ago

Go head cuz..

DB
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Darrion Branscomb
50 months ago

Hope this helps fam

CP
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Courtney Presson
50 months ago

Good luck!

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Anonymous
50 months ago
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Wes Hall
51 months ago

Hey Jamaal, hope this helps man, good luck getting things going and keep working hard! Things will turn out for you guys, God bless

Nathan Marshall
50 months ago

Hi Jamaal! I am the Owner of 180 Improvements and Maintenance, LLC. I grew my business from the ground up and have learned a lot from that journey. I am looking for small businesses to help get off of the ground. I can offer perspective and connections and in some cases explore the idea of investing. You do very beautiful work. Perhaps I could use you as a subcontractor in the future. Check out my website and recent interview and let's see if there's a way I can help you gain some momentum. Sincerely, Nathan Marshall www.wework180s.com www.thewirehangerbywinnie.com

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