Hi everyone! Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and follow along on this exciting journey of ours. We are Paul & Maria, a couple based out of Raleigh, NC, and we've always had a dream of owning our own business. We were raised by two families that enjoy baking and cooking so it was only natural that we would find a love for it as well. When COVID-19 began and Paul lost his job, we knew we were more than capable enough to turn tragedy into triumph. So, we followed our dreams and launched our business, Mami's Baking.
In only a few short months, we have far exceeded even our own expectations and have quickly outgrown the kitchen space that we have been utilizing. To date, Mami's Baking has shipped orders to over half the country, catered multiple events, and worked alongside several local companies and universities. We are at the point where we need a space that will allow us to work a full day, and assist us in expanding our clientele.
Unfortunately, we have come to find that businesses take plenty of money to get started. We have exhausted our savings and are now paying our bills on only one salary. That’s where this GoFundMe campaign comes in. This fundraiser is purely to get our brick and mortar running, providing us with more space and the opportunity for us to have a pick up location for our local customers. To take this leap forward, we need to raise $35,0000. The funds earned will go towards our permits, equipment, and upfitting costs.
The real question here is: why contribute to us? At the end of the day, you are contributing to two young and ambitious people that have poured their hearts into this business. We love putting a smile on our customers’ faces and going above and beyond for those in our community. We believe in paying everything forward and the necessity of acting in goodwill. You're not just supporting a couple with a dream. You are supporting strong characters who want to contribute, lead, and give back the way others have done for us.
We appreciate you taking the time to read about our story and hope that you will help us with our journey. For those who do donate, we want to thank you in advance. We cannot express just how grateful we are for your contributions, no matter how much it may be. As a token of our gratitude, those who donate over $100 will receive a 6-pack of our cookies. Donate over $250 and you will receive a dozen cookies. For those who donate over $500 will receive dozen cookies as well as a one of a kind Mami's t-shirt!
Even if you are unable to donate, thank you for taking the time to learn about us. Please help spread the good word about Mami’s by sharing our story and following us on social media for more about our journey (@mamisbaking).
Every little bit helps, thank you all!
- Maria Gonzalez
- Chanchal Sarkar
- Arjun Aravindan
- Katie Dalton