Nubian Hueman Expansion Project

$6,875 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 16 months


You’re woke, but what about your wardrobe?


Hi There!  I'm Anika Hobbs owner of Nubian Hueman.  We provide a platform for minority creatives to shelve their designs in a brick & mortar, Black-owned boutique. We make in-person buying for cultural goods and conscious apparel easy. Our focus is on pride while building our community and generating sustainability within the minority creative economy.

 Your contribution will enable us to increase our impact with a second store location, while cultivating collective interaction, community development, and global networking for both the designer and conscious shopper alike. Somewhere they both can call home.

Currently, we curate prodominently ethnic goods and beauty products for women within less than 500 sqft.  Although we love serving our sistahs, our brothas, full-figured women, and parents have been asking for their for their fair share too.



We are requesting your generous support to help raise $10,000 by December 25, 2016 to cover some of the expenses of building out our new space.  In order to expand, we need your help!  By investing at least $30 in Nubian Hueman, we will be one step closer to making it happen .

If Nubian Hueman has impacted you in any way, we ask that you donate and share with your network, family, friends, and groups. No amount is too small or even too big.  We've even added special perks for our super supporters.



We thank you for hearing our story and supporting our cause.  We look forward to doing the work to make this project a complete success.

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CLARIFICATION: The Mens Event is Sunday 4pm-8pm (not Monday).
CLARIFICATION!!!
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Happy Sunday!

We are only days away from completing our store and wanted to send a special invitation just to you. We've worked super hard to bring some special. A space that speaks to and inspires us all. We're so excited to present our new Mens and Kids departments and an bigger Ladies and Beauty department.

Because of your support, we're celebrating our 4 Year Anniversary AND larger store. We're increasing our impact and offering more space to our community. And this is still just the beginning...

Click http://www.nhreopening.splashthat.com to join in on the festivities.

Hope to see you here!
Nubian Hueman Team
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Our expansion is underway!  Thanks to your belief in Nubian Hueman, continuous support, kind words,  and generous donation; we are excited to announce the first phase of our expansion plans starting June 11th.  A celebratory groundbreaking will take place at our store on June 9th.

It is because of your contribution, much more than monetary, that we are able to embark on this new chapter of growth. I cannot fully express the amount of love and support shared at every turn throughout this process. The come by for hugs, motivation, and “How can I help?” has been overwhelming.  

Nubian Hueman is expanding our space by doubling our 490 square foot store in the Anacostia Arts Center. We are knocking down the wall, rebuilding, and creating something great. The expanded location will feature a Men's department, custom furniture, dedication mural, projections, and Nubian Hueman branded artist collaborations.

We are excited about the possibilities the new space affords us AND you as we open our larger space for more creative entrepreneurs, events, and programming.  It is because of you that we are moving forward.  We ask that you continue to walk with us through this journey. Please stay connected as we seek your input and advice as a valued partner throughout this process.

Again, thank you!  We are because of you.

RSVP at http://www.rebuildnh.eventbrite.com
June 9, 2017
11am - 1pm
1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington DC 20020

Peace & Endless Blessings,
Anika
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You can still donate but we've come to the end of our GoFundMe Campaign and what a ride! We fell just $4k shy of our goal BUT I'd have to say this was one of THE MOST humbling, encouraging, and stretching moments I've encountered since opening Nubian Hueman.

As I look back, in no way has not making the goal made me want to give up. I have learned of over 100 Believers in my business. Some across the seas, some I've never met, and some that have never even stepped foot in our store. There were those that tirelessly helped in the planning stages like Cecily of Simply Cecily, Kezia of The Black Upstart, and Gbenga Ogunjimi of GO Global. There were those that used their power of influence to see us through like Nkemlife Blog, Diana Ramsey of Butterly Transition, and Ebony Costain of Ujamaa Box. We thank you!

If you know anything about me, one of my personal mantras is "Hustle in silence and let your success make the noise". Placing my ambitions on the table and asking for financial support was truly a difficult process. But in this process I have learned that no one can hear you if you don't say anything. Did we have the means to fully open our second location? No. Are we even closer to that goal now? Absolutely yes!

In ending, your donations are far more than a drop in the collection plate. This was fuel to a flame. A push towards a dream. And a nod that says, "I see you!". Therefore with over 100 donors, 450 shares, and a "Trending" campaign on the GoFundMe website, we say, "Thank you for seeing us. And even more, seeing our vision."

We have completed our campaigning but are still OPEN FOR DONATIONS. Stay tuned for updates on our 3 stage progress for 2017. Also, for everyone that donated $30 or more, please find an email for our big event in February. Additionally, we will be sending out perk information for donations of $50 or more in the upcoming month. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! ❤️
It's only just begun...
Words of Encouragement (Julian Kiganda)
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$6,875 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 16 months
Created October 13, 2016
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DA
$100
Dawn Ambrose
13 months ago (Offline Donation)
AB
$25
Althea Booker
14 months ago (Offline Donation)
$10
Anonymous
14 months ago
$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
$150
Anonymous
15 months ago
$40
Anonymous
15 months ago
RL
$100
Roxanne & Ben Leff
15 months ago

You have always been a go-getter, we are so proud of you! Roxanne and Ben

RH
$50
Raymar Hampshire
15 months ago

Love your shop and customer service. Looking forward to all the good things 2017 has in store for y'all.

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