Support a hospital & small cafe- 25 yrs strong!

Donations to our gofundme campaign would support not only our cafe and staff, but the hospital as well, as we would like to use the donation money to distribute gift cards to our customers at the hospital. These gift cards can be used for coffee, food, snacks, etc. a precious gift to the hospital staff that is working so diligently with little downtime. 

We would also like to use donation money to purchase N95 masks to donate to our medical center, as they are in dire need of PPE. 


Read Our Full Story below!!


My husband and I started as a cappuccino cart in 1994 at UCI Medical Center. For over 25 years we have supported staff, medical students and patients at the hospital and in turn they have supported us. 

Over the two + decades we have operated at UCI we were so fortunate to develop a wonderful and unique relationship and community with the medical staff and patients. We regularly attended and donated to fundraising efforts at the hospital. My husband, Alan, has MC'd the Cancer Survivor Event for going on 10 years (he is a two time cancer survivor himself, and often speaks at UCI events). In turn, when we faced losing our contract we were met with an outpouring of support and moving testimonials that enforced how important our small coffee shop had become to the community at UCI Medical Center.

We were able to extend our contract and have grown with the hospital over the last 25+ years into a small cafe that now serves gourmet sandwiches, salads and various lunch items. 

Over the last 3 weeks our hospital has been preparing to treat coronavirus patients, and has increasingly restricted the visitor policy and staffing at the hospital in preparation for an onslaught of coronavirus patients. This has drastically affected our business. We have vowed to stay open and support our community at the medical center, and have often heard over the last few weeks "thank god you guys are still open". 

Donations to our gofundme campaign would support not only our cafe and staff, but the hospital as well, as we would like to use the donation money to distribute gift cards to our customers at the hospital. These gift cards can be used for coffee, food, snacks, etc. a precious gift to the hospital staff that is working so diligently with little downtime. 

We would also like to use donation money to purchase N95 masks to donate to our medical center, as they are in dire need of PPE. 

Please donate to support our cafe, staff and our community at UCI Medical Center. We will stay strong together! #SmallBusinessRelief

47100952_1585787330271793_r.jpegAlan and myself in 1998!

47100952_1585787378232208_r.jpegAlan & I at in our new (and current) building!

47100952_1585787435827879_r.jpegOur family at the new location opening! All of our four kids have worked at our cafe!

Donations

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  • Margaret Knoll 
    • $550 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Deirdre Earls 
    • $25 
    • 6 mos
  • Barbara Claire 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • GoFundMe.org 
    • $500 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

Jackie Jeffrey 
Organizer
Orange, CA
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