Fund for Manuel's Tavern Staff

$14,688 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 218 people in 30 months
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As many of you know, Atlanta's most iconic pub, Manuel's Tavern, will be temporarily shutting its doors at the end of the year for a much-needed facelift.

The staff of the tavern is its lifeblood, and this fund is for them.  They will still need to pay the bills while the bar is closed, so in the spirit of the holidays, donate what you can to help them out!

This GoFundMe is the work of Manuel's regulars, for whom the bar is a second home.  The staff have become our friends, and this is our way of helping them out during this transition.

Manuel's employs about 60 people, so the goal is to raise $1,000 for each employee - enough money to help them through about a month's worth of bills.

GoFundMe's mechanism for payouts is WePay, and all-in-all the service retains about 7% of donations.  The rest of the money goes directly to the staff!

Each staff member who wants to participate will contact me and receive 1 share.  100% of whatever is raised by the time the bar closes down will be divided equally between these shares, and each staff member will receive a check in the mail.  I am collaborating closely with fellow regulars to ensure transparency.  Message me through GoFundMe, or at my Facebook page with any questions.

Here's to the next 100 years of Manuel's Tavern!
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A deep thank you to everyone who donated. The fund is now closed, and 100% of it will be divided up and mailed out to the staff in the coming days. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Manuel's isn't just a place, it has a spirit of its own that lives on in all of us. Looking forward to its rebirth in 2016. - John
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Thanks so much to everyone who has so generously donated to the staff fund! I will be closing down the GoFundMe on January 4th, so you have til then if you are a straggler. After that, the fund will be divided up and sent out to the employees. Happy new year, and see you all in the renovated Manuel's in 2016!
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The next 5 $200 donations now have the option of receiving a free, signed copy of Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Hub of the South! It's a superbly researched look into a part local history that few people know about. Simply mention that you'd like the book in your donation comment! Great gift idea, right? I will get it to you before xmas http://www.atlantabeerbook.com/
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We are closing in on $10,000, quite a milestone! Let's put it over the top, firmly into territory where a real difference will be made in the lives of our beloved staff.
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Carol Anne Lanier
29 months ago
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Thank you all! We love u!

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Erin Schopf
29 months ago
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Oh wow. This is such an incredible gesture and your sentiment reaches deep. Thank you so much.

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Stacy Melich
29 months ago
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I am incredibly blown away by your generosity and care. Thank you so much.

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$14,688 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 218 people in 30 months
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Carol Sandiford
28 months ago

Really wish I could contribute more as I have received wonderful service at Manuel's many times over many years. Hope a lot of grateful patrons will respond.

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28 months ago
Carol Anne Lanier
29 months ago
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Thank you all! We love u!

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Erin Schopf
29 months ago
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Oh wow. This is such an incredible gesture and your sentiment reaches deep. Thank you so much.

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Stacy Melich
29 months ago
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I am incredibly blown away by your generosity and care. Thank you so much.

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