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Help buy a car for my business

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I'm Saya, the owner of my vintage clothing store Hanzawa Market.
I moved to the United States from Japan in 2017. It's been my dream to own a vintage clothing store in New York. Since I moved here, I had a few jobs and saved up money. In 2020 I finally started having popups & making my dream a reality. I recently quit (4 months ago) one of my jobs so I could dedicate more time to my business.

-why do I need a car
Running Hanzawa Market requires a lot of traveling and transporting (clothing). Having popups bi-weekly & also thrifting no less than bi-weekly as well.

-what happened to some of that money I saved up
I bought a car in March 2023 working 7 days a week (I was able to get it finally!). Unfortunately, it failed me 3 months after paying for it. At first, it was the gas meter, then an oil leak, then a broken alternator. I spent a lot of money fixing the problems. Last month a coolant leak destroyed the engine. In the end, the costs added up and it wasn't worth the cost of repairs; the mechanic and my bank account agreed, so the car was scrapped.

Since then, although I no longer own a car, I continue to have pop-ups every weekend at my studio, Brooklyn Flea Market, and so on.

I am incredibly grateful to my friends who lend me their cars so that I can continue having pop-ups!

But my heart won't allow me to ask my friends about their cars every week. So, now is the time to ask you guys to help me if you can donate!

-Thank you
I am grateful for your kindness and your time to read this. And, for anyone donating, thank you very much.




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Hanzawa Market
Brooklyn, NY

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