Help us Bring Back our Aussie Pies!

$1,185 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 1 month
Created December 7, 2018
Christyne Napier-Roden
Australian Products Co.

“Bringing Australia to You!”

As many of our loyal customers know, our story begins thirty years ago in a small garage in California where we brought a little piece of home and a taste of Australian culture to our then mail-order customers – so grateful we were to have the Reverend Richard Whitmore living next door who was a computer whiz! - how times have changed!
 
From those humble beginnings, we grew to where we are providing 4,500 products. We proudly developed our catalog and then launched our website to include Australian foods, Akubra hats, Outback clothing, home comforts, and educational materials. In 2012 we added the British lines after the local retailer closed the stores in our area.

Since 1989 our small team has been featured in various editorials and press including Evening Magazine, Eye on the Bay, 7 News, CBS’ Survivor, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Wall Street Journal.  

In 1998 we added Australian Meat Pies and Sausage Rolls to our lines and our customers loved them, to the point where they have become our most popular selling line.

Sadly, the recent passing of our primary manufacturer’s founder and president led to the manufacturing plant closing its doors, leaving the fate of our Aussie Meat Pies and our company in jeopardy. Since this happened we have searched high and low to find a manufacturing baking partner who can bake our pies and sausage rolls but our search has been in vain.

We have been unable to find another manufacturer whose commitment to service, quality, and the local area will do our customers justice, our only option is to take the role on ourselves.
 
To do this we must acquire and establish our own facility & equipment for local baking, processing, and fulfillment of our Aussie Meat Pies. The expense of this is beyond our current capacity.

During our years in business, we have had numerous requests for donations, but we found a greater need within our local community working with Battered Women Shelters, Lost Boys of Sudan, Families First Christmas and hiring college students who strive to achieve their goals and graduate.  Many of you supported the grocery fund to assist students when they fell on hard times. To all who supported these students to make their hard work getting through college a reality, thank you!  We have seen many of them “walk” to receive their diplomas and we can all be proud of their accomplishments.

Now we need the support, and this is why we are appealing to you our loyal customers, we need help. In fact, without your help, we will not only be unable to restart supplying of the Aussie meat pies and sausage rolls but our company will most likely need to close forever.

Unfortunately this is the current situation.

Please help us continue to serve our community and the rest
of the nation and hit our goal. Please share our Go fund Me.

Yelp Reviews:

The best meat pies and sausage rolls in the bay area! (And sure, there are other places in Seattle and Vancouver, but seriously, this place is local and they're amazing!!) - Martin M.

WOW. The meat pies are just like home with a good gravy base and flakey top each bite brings me home. The sausage rolls are great also but for me nothing beats a good Aussie pie and this place sure does deliver.  - Bel B

One best seller and I recommend is Meat pies! - Shirley M.

Rewards when baked and ready to go:

* All donations $1 - $100:  5% OFF store merchandise

* $100 - 10% off our pies for a year or 10% OFF coupon store merchandise

* $200 - 15% off our pies for 2 years or 2 x 15% OFF coupons store merchandise

* $500 - 2 dozen pies when they’re baked or 2 x 15% OFF coupons store merchandise

* $1000 - 1 dozen pies + 1 dozen sausage rolls twice a year for four years

* $2,500 – 25% OFF 1 dozen pies per month for life

* $5,000 – 50% OFF 1 dozen pies a month for life

* International Contributions – 15% OFF coupon for gifting or store merchandise

 

 
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$1,185 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 1 month
Created December 7, 2018
Christyne Napier-Roden
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