SAVE OUR BOHEMIAN BAKERY CAFE

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my story.  For those that may not know me, my name is Pavla. I'm a single mom of two beautiful kids (ages 2 and 7), a bakery store owner and all around go getter. I moved here to the US from the Czech Republic about 16 years ago with only a $100 in my pocket, a backpack and the drive to create my own business one day. Fast forward, I opened a bakery about a year ago in a small Bavarian town called Helen which is located in the North Georgia Mountains.  With help from my closest friends, I was able to gather enough money to renovate a small space where I could offer European style sweets including authentic Czech"kolache" which reminds me of home. Bohemian Bakery Cafe opened on September 27th, 2014 and my bakery business has been slowly rising since.  You can visit  to see what customers have to say about us.  http://www.yelp.com/biz/bohemian-bakery-cafe-helen 

Unfortunately, the building owner's friend, without notice,  decided to open a deli next store to me which is a conflict with our (and his) business because we both offer European style deli sandwiches . They are evicting me and unfortunately there are loop holes that allow him to. He sabatoged my business with threats as well as sending agricultural and health inspectors to my business over the past couple of months. Upon inspection, they saw that I have followed all the guidelines.  I am looking to relocate my business but with little notice, I am not prepared to move into another location. 

After sinking all of my life savings in to starting my bakery, I need help to cover moving expense and to cover the basics to start over. I do not have family here in the US and as a single mom, I don't have a backup income I can rely on. This bakery is the bloodline for my family as well as we have established a great connection with the community. We are asking for your help to raise approximately $15,000 for all the moving expenses, rent deposit,  1st month rent and to cover some of the court fees we have incurred. Anything you can do will help! Even a $1 or $2 or $5 will  help! I hate asking for money but I have worked so hard and given up so much to create Bohemian Bakery & Cafe and I would hate to see it fail for reasons out of my control. We have to move out by July 12, 2015 and will be temporarily on hold while we search for a new location but we have to secure funds before doing so. 

We promise to give back to the community when we get the bakery back up and running and will create a wall of thanks for our generous donors. It's my hope that we can save the bakery  so that one day my children can take over and keep sharing our sweets to next generations to come. 

Sadly, 
Pavla 

Thank you from the bottom of our heart for reading our story and thank you for donating and sharing our story with others. 

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Organizer

Pavla Yohan Eva 
Organizer
Helen, GA
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