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Help Save Divine Dips Vegan Ice Cream From Closing

$10,191 of $127,525 goal

Raised by 320 people in 2 months
Created May 13, 2019
DIVINE DIPS Vegan Ice Creme
on behalf of Diane Jacobs
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Google Reviews of Divine Dips Vegan Ice Cream
 

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Divine Dips Yelp Reviews! 


Beloved Vegan Ice Cream Shoppe in DTLA is in danger of going out of Business.  Help keep them in business!!


Last year while out with friends, I happened on a bright, modern little ice cream shop in Downtown Los Angeles called DIVINE DIPS Vegan Ice Creme.  The ice cream was the best I’d ever had, and even more impressive, everything in the shop was 100% VEGAN!!! I quickly became a regular and fell in love with the shop and the owner/creator Diane Jacobs , or Ms. Diane, as I like to call her.

 What really impressed me were the incredible flavors and textures she creates with absolutely no dairy, eggs, or animal products. As an MD, I think a more plant-based diet is something we should aspire to, for health purposes, as well as animal rights and environmental considerations.

 Like a lot of minority small business owners, Ms. Diane opened the store on little to no capital, hoping to find an investor of like mind to help grow and expand the business. 

Unfortunately, the shop, which is critically acclaimed (see the yelp and google business reviews!!) has not grown quickly enough, has not found the like-minded investment partner, and is making about 30% of what is needed to just break-even.

A year of making less than needed has finally caught up with Divine Dips, without your help, there will be no more Divine Dips.  Mounting debt, inability to pay rent, unexpected exorbitant landlord fees added to the rent, not enough money to get ingredients, not enough to hire staff.  Ms Diane has made the ultimate sacrifice, as she has been making the ice crème and running the store without taking a salary of any kind for MORE THAN A YEAR!!! Now she’s in danger of losing her shop to eviction and her home to foreclosure.

"WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN!!! DIVINE DIPS MEANS TOO MUCH TO TOO MANY!!! 

I know how much this store, this ice crème and this owner mean to me. I know her ice cream needs to be seen and tasted beyond her shop, and that is her plan. She has been approached by Whole Foods, and has restaurants that want to carry her ice crème on their menus.  There is so much interest in Divine Dips, for good reason.

I don’t just want to save Divine Dips, I want to get her the support to get her product into retail outlets, as Divine Dips needs to be available to everyone.

Please help me raise enough money to get this store on its feet RIGHT NOW!!! 

And all of you fellow “Divine Dippers”, please feel free to share your favorite Divine Dips stories as well.

 
Sincerely, 
Jerry P Abraham, MD MPH CMQ
DIVINE DIPS Enthusiast!
 

 See Our Yelp! Reviews:  
https://www.yelp.com/biz/divine-dips-vegan-ice-creme-los-angeles-2 

See Our 5-Star Google Reviews:
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Divine Dips would like to thank everyone for all the love and financial support!

Because of the contributions made by our over 275 generous supporters, Divine Dips has been able to keep the doors open (which is great as we enter prime ice cream season).

You've probably seen it - the shop has also instituted some marketing and public relations strategies that have assisted with getting the word out. And...thanks to everyone's help, daily sales have increased at an astronomical rate!

We will keep everyone posted as Divine Dips progresses. Your contributions and warm wishes are greatly appreciated. Here's to changing lives through delicious vegan ice cream.

Go Divine Dips!
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Raised by 320 people in 2 months
Created May 13, 2019
DIVINE DIPS Vegan Ice Creme
on behalf of Diane Jacobs
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