Benefit for VIP Grooming and Scrub Club

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#SmallBusinessRelief

For over 15 years, VIP Grooming has served the dogs and families of NOE Valley and surrounding neighborhoods.
They started small and grew successful over the years, becoming a beloved business in the community for thousands of people and winning Best of the Bay for 9 of those years. Four years ago they added a second location, VIP Scrub Club.

Now Stay at home orders threaten their very existance. They closed temporarily on March 16th due to the spread of Covid-19 since their services were not listed on the essential services list. Thats why owner Lancy Woo and and her team need your help.

Our goal is to raise $52,000 to keep our bills paid through 5/1 and to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19.

Here's what your support will do to help us survive the closures now and re-open to our loving community when it's safe:
 
1. Occupancy Costs: We were able to get some reductions in rent from our amazing land lords but we will still need $12,000/mo. VIP Grooming and Scrub Club's rent, utilities and insurance are high. This amount will keep us open and help us to reopen in May. 

2. Staffing Costs:  We were forced to lay off our highly trained staff on March 17th. $40,000 would enable us to rehire them and continue their benefits until May. retaining quality staff is critical for us to reopen.

We recognize this is a big ask and we are grateful for your support. We  hope to be able to reopen when the cities shelter in place lifts on 5/1 to serve the community again. Many thanks you for your support.

Who am I and why am I helping? My name is Kim DiGiacomo. I wanted to donate directly to a business that is important to me and I thought others might too. I launched this campaign as a benefit for VIP Grooming and VIP Scrub Club, two shops owned and managed by Lancy Woo and Sage Cotton. All proceeds will go directly to beneficiary, Lancy Woo in order to pay bills and expenses while the shops are required to be closed during the COVID-19 closures.

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Donations ()

  • Charlotte Worcester 
    • $200 
    • 14 hrs
  • Marion Robus  
    • $200 
    • 3 d
  • Margo Chisholm 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • SUZANNE DUMONT 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Karen Froming 
    • $25 
    • 4 d
See all

Fundraising team: Save VIP Grooming and Scrub Club (5)

Kim Di Giacomo 
Organizer
Raised $1,625 from 12 donations
San Francisco, CA
Lancy Woo 
Beneficiary
Sage Cotton 
Team member
Raised $375 from 5 donations
Oletta Reed 
Team member
Raised $200 from 1 donation
Brad & Michael Mahoney/Rolfe 
Team member
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