Help People Find the Gentle Giant Café

There’s nothing like delicious food to put a restaurant on the map. And when it comes to delicious, vegan food, the Gentle Giant Café is among the best around. When the food is good, word gets out and people will find it. And I want to literally help put The Gentle Giant Cafe on the map with a beautiful, colorful, new awning displaying the Gentle Giant Café name and logo.

If you’ve been to the café, you know me - I’m Christine and I work for Dawn Lucas – owner and chef extraordinaire at the Gentle Giant Café. Every day that I work with Dawn I see her passion for creating delicious, compassionate meals that her customers rave about. And she does this while keeping her prices very reasonable. Dawn is always concerned about making her food affordable to everyone. On numerous occasions, I’ve seen her give food away to those in need.

Since the café opened in May 2019, the café has lacked good signage. And although we do have a couple of small signs in the window and on our door, we’ve had customers tell us they have trouble finding us. A new awning was on the list of things Dawn knew needed addressing. But money was tight and there were other needs that came first. Then Covid-19 hit and the business also took a hit. We’re still struggling. And there is no grant money available from any other source. To make matters worse, a hurricane came through Pitman and tore off the canvas sheeting that was on the awning covering a previous business’s name. What’s worse than no name on your awning than someone else's?

Now, more than ever, the awning needs to be replaced so more people can find us and become fans of Dawn’s delectable food.

But Dawn is generous to a fault – too humble to ask for help.

So, I’ve decided to create a GoFundMe on her behalf. Please check out the photos of what the awning looks like presently, and a mock-up of what the awning will look like once complete. Isn’t it beautiful?

If you’re in a position to help, any donation amount is appreciated. No amount is too small. If you're unable to contribute, please consider sharing.

If you are in a position to donate and would prefer to donate via other than online, you may donate at the cafe or call the cafe for a mailing  address if you prefer to mail a donation (do not mail donations to the cafe).



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    • $50 
    • 3 mos
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    • $90 
    • 3 mos
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    • $25 
    • 3 mos
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    • $25 
    • 3 mos
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    • $349 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christine Scalfo 
Vineland, NJ
Gentle Giant Cafe 
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