Open Made Well Center's Doors

$6,676 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 6 months
Made Well Center Website 
The Made Well Center for Wholeness seeks to be a space where holistic healing/living well can occur. We seek to see sustainable change happen in our community, and offer individuals a safe space to learn and grow. The Made Well Center will be a GIVE-BACK wellness center in which 10% of service fees will go into a scholarship pot for individuals who cannot otherwise afford these services. The Made Well Center currently offers all of the following:

1) Counseling/therapy (in-office & online)
2) Physical Fitness and healing (private & group yoga/ personal training)
3) Trainings/workshops - geared towards educating individuals on a deeper level on various topics (stress reduction, conquering trauma, mind/body/spirit connections, yoga for mental health, etc.)
4) Wellness Retreats to give individuals a chance to "reset" and restore health in a relaxing environment.

The only problem is, WE DON'T HAVE A CENTER! That's where you come in...

We can't make this the Made Well Center for Wholeness without the help of individuals who believe in having a space where education, healing, movement, support and community can all happen UNDER ONE ROOF. 

In order to do this we are trying to raise money to support the Made Well Center doors staying open for a minimum of 6 months. Six months of rent in most Wilmington, NC office spaces can cost anywhere from $1500 to $3000 per month. That's a lot of dough. This is where we need your help!!

We've calculated the cost for 6 months of rent because we believe that if we can get our doors open for 6 months, we will be able to sustain ourselves and offer more individuals than ever a chance at AFFORDABLE health and healing. So here's our calculations so far:

- 6 months of rent at $2,500 avg price: $15,000- EMR system to keep client records confidential for 6 mos: $360- Gently Used furniture to keep our clients calm and comfy: $3000- New yoga mats/materials (blocks, bolsters, oils, etc): $1000- Marketing Materials: $1640- Updates to rental space, and hiring additional employees: $4000

Once we open our doors, we would like to offer more of a 1 for 1 type business model in the realm of health and healing. 
We want the purchase of yoga class passes to offer another individuals who may not be able to afford it the opportunity to move just like the rest of us. We want to have individuals be able to afford counseling because someone else's healing experience afforded them the opportunity to get counseling for themselves.

We want individuals to feel confident in their healing journey, as well as feel that they can easily access this healing opportunity without having to jump through so many barriers. We want to provide our community a space to come, host events, learn, grow, share a cup of coffee, and support one another in the journey to living WHOLE.

Do you believe in helping others live well and live free? Do you believe the city of Wilmington needs a space like this? Somewhere where healthcare workers and clients can feel at home? Do you believe we need more support groups, and services that can help fill the gaps and meet the needs? Then you should consider supporting the Made Well Center for Wholeness. Donate today to help us open our doors.

We would love to offer our supporters the following "kickbacks" for helping push this initiative to have a wellness center in our community that feels like home. If you donate the amounts listed below you will receive the following prizes - 


$50-$99- Made Well Center Swag
$100- $249 - 1 Free Yoga Class, Made Well Center Swag (think beanie, t-shirt, maybe a yoga mat?)
$250-$499- 10 Free Yoga Classes, or 3 Free Personal Training Sessions
$500-$999- Your name or Company advertised at our GRAND OPENING plus 10 Free Yoga Classes
$1000-$4999 - Your name or Company advertised at Grand opening party, plus 10 Free Yoga Classes, plus Made Well Center Swag
$5000-$9999- Free yoga classes for a year, Advertisement at Grand Opening, A gift in your name for someone to receive 8 counseling sessions.
$10,000+ - You're a saint and I'm singing your praises from the Mountain Tops. Plus you will be advertised 10x over at the Grand Opening Party, and we will have a special place of honor for you in our Center. Plus, let's get real - you'd be able to come to yoga/personal training ANYTIME you want!
The great thing about this GoFundMe is that it will last until August. If I have over 3/4 of the money raised I am still going to go for Gold and open the center. If Not, I will refund everyone's money to them when the campaign is over (minus the fee that GoFundMe will take from this), and I'll know that the city of Wilmington must be doing pretty Okay and is not in need of a space like this. 

If you're unable to give in monetary ways, please let me know and I'm sure there are other ways that you can help support this "Businistry"!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart already. I've already spoken to many of you about whether or not this is a good idea, and everyone has said "GO FOR IT!" So this year I am Believing Boldly in the Beginning of the journey. This truely is the beginning of something much bigger than ourselves. So thank you for risking your contribution on something SO BIG. This is truly going to be a movement. A movement of healing, a movement for community, a movement for bridging the gaps, a movement for seeing restoration in this city. 

"Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, your suffering is over." -Mark 5:34

Be Well and Live Well,
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This morning I received an amazingly generous donation from a very selfless friend. She gave the Made Well Center $1000!! Half of which is going towards scholarships, and the other half directly in savings to help save for a larger space one day.

Just when discouragement settles in, the Lord reminds me of his favor over this mission. This donation did not come from someone in a salaried full time position, but from someone working multiple part time jobs and someone called to give with a generous heart.

THANK YOU friends and family for all the love and support in helping individuals get well.

We currently have 4 people receiving scholarship therapy, and hopefully more to come! I can’t wait to see how this organization grows!

Be Well friends,
Buffy Andrews
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Thanks to an amazingly generous donation last night- we are able to offer at least 10 more scholarship sessions for individuals in the month of June!

How cool is that?!
Don’t forget that every donation made this month will be going directly towards providing those scholarship sessions!! We have 4 individuals utilizing scholarship sessions currently and a couple more who are interested.

Also- I am working on some of the Made Well Center swag for some of you generous folks who have given so much already- be on the lookout for that soon!
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EXCITING NEWS! - I'm slowly moving into my new office space. Even more exciting news - was able to have my FIRST scholarship session today!

I've got the application ready, the criteria set, and am available for scheduling sessions should anyone need them. As of now I have 20 sessions available that I can utilize for scholarship sessions. And I've also decided, that if anyone donates anything else within the month of June- ALL THE PROCEEDS from those donations will also go into the scholarship fund.

It was such a treat to have someone so grateful for the opportunity to continue treatment once she lost her insurance.

Again, your donations so far have helped:
- furnish the new space
- provided 20 scholarship sessions available immediately
- Helped me fund some of the backend set up for insurance credentialing and all that jazz!

I am in the process of putting together a list of gifts for those of you who have so generously donated already.

Be Well,
Buffy Andrews
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We have reached 20% funded of the $25,000 goal!! In honor of this, starting in June, I will be giving away 20 SCHOLARSHIP sessions for individuals. If you know of someone who may benefit from this please email info@madewellcenter.org to be sent the criteria information. If this individual meets criteria and would like to apply for the scholarship an application will then be sent to them. Once approved they can be scheduled for a scholarship session for counseling!

Thank you all for your generous donations!
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