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Save Golden Pin Lanes

$600 goal

Campaign created 4 months ago
Created January 20, 2019
This gofundme is for raising funds to transition Golden Pin Lanes into new ownership. Golden Pin Lanes is an active, vibrant part of the community, whose owner is retiring. Under new ownership, it will become Golden Pin Lanes +, a Community Center that continues to support Tucson and the surrounding community. The community center will include: – a toy library – a little library – a place for Pima One Stop to set up a table – a place for WIC and other City and County services to set up tables – a community board for businesses and services – home ec/cooking courses – safe space for people in crisis, where they can meet with someone trained in crisis response, and their children can be kids in a safe space while they parents process and develop a plan – a food distribution center (e.g. Food Bank, community gardens) – craft market – farmer’s market – movies in the parking lot – art display and sale space – tutoring – English language courses – citizenship courses – empowerment courses – partnership with the Jacob’s Park YMCA, Monterey Court Galleries, Westside Substation, and other businesses along Miracle Mile – bowling and arcade games (of course) – bowling tournaments – referrals to resources – PE classes (bowling) for kids – local employees – internship opportunities This *sounds* like a lot of services, because it *is* a lot of services! Using the space creatively, we can accommodate these programs and so much more! We will model the space after other existing community spaces. For example, in Gallup, New Mexico, there is a restaurant where Navajo and other Native artisans carry their wares on trays to sell to restaurant customers. The artisans must be approved by the restaurant in order to sell. POW (Produce On Wheels) already exists. Meet me at Maynard’s already exists. Many services and businesses exist, and Miracle Mile could benefit from these services and businesses as well!   A community center for each of us and all of us. Please donate if you can, and share our gofundme page: www.gofundme.com/savegoldenpinlanes Thank you for your support in helping our community be healthy and strong for #EachOfUs and #AllOfUs. #TogetherEveryoneAchievesMore 
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This campaign is no longer receiving donations. Refunds are being processed and should be received within 3-7 business days. To learn more about other Projects to build relationship and reduce crime, visit us at www.feliciachew.com/projects! Thanks!
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No connection... we have conceded... we are unable to secure funding to purchase/lease Golden Pin Lanes. Thanks to all who supported us in our effort. We will be continuing the work on other Projects to help our community be better. If you contributed to the GoFundMe account, you will be receiving an email from us shortly regarding receiving a refund. Thanks again for your support and involvement in our community! <3
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So... throwing my Hail Mary pass... would you know anyone who would be able to financially back me in purchasing Golden Pin Lanes?  I am available to have conversation today at 520.909.3888.  We have asked for an extension with the County, however, the deadline is today...

Golden Pin Lanes is an asset to the community.

Specifically  I am interested in ending systemic domestic violence, by providing space for families to receive intervention services (including just a space to breathe and have the kids be kids).

We would also expand services through: 

– a toy library
– a little library
– a place for Pima One Stop to set up a table
– a place for WIC and other City and County services to set up tables
– a community board for businesses and services
– home ec/cooking courses
– safe space for people in crisis, where they can meet with someone trained in crisis response, and their children can be kids in a safe space while they parents process and develop a plan
– a food distribution center (e.g. Food Bank, community gardens)
– craft market
– farmer’s market
– movies in the parking lot
– art display and sale space
– tutoring
– English language courses
– citizenship courses
– empowerment courses
– partnership with the Jacob’s Park YMCA, Monterey Court Galleries, Westside Substation, and other businesses along Miracle Mile
– bowling and arcade games (of course)
– bowling tournaments
– referrals to resources
– PE classes (bowling) for kids
– local employees
– internship opportunities
This *sounds* like a lot of services, because it *is* a lot of services! Using the space creatively, we can accommodate these programs and so much more!
We model the space after other existing community spaces. For example, in Gallup, New Mexico, there is a restaurant where Navajo and other Native artisans carry their wares on trays to sell to restaurant customers. The artisans must be approved by the restaurant in order to sell.

POW (Produce On Wheels) already exists. Meet me at Maynard’s already exists. Many services and businesses exist, and Miracle Mile could benefit from these services and businesses as well!

We just need money to buy the Bowl from the County… $2.65 million, which we can do… if everyone in Tucson chipped in $3/each.  A community center for each of us and all of us.

The link to the GoFundMe account is at www.gofundme.com/savegoldenpinlanes.   If we do not reach our goal, funds can be returned to donors, or donors can opt to contribute their funds to one of our other Projects at www.feliciachew.com/projects

Thank you!
Felicia

P.S. Please share with anyone who might be interested!
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We are in conversation with the County and Golden Pin Lanes LLC's agent to identify if we can (1) negotiate the transfer ownership from Golden Pin Lanes LLC, and (2) lease the facility from the County for a year, and then apply for a loan from a local credit union.

If you can assist with transfer fees, etc, please donate! If we are unable to reach our goal, we will connect with you to issue a full refund of your donation (or you may choose to donate to Felicia Chew Community Projects - www.feliciachew.com - to continue the work of helping to end systemic domestic violence in our community through sharing stories, art, and perspectives).

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Learn more at www.feliciachew.com/savegoldenpinlanes

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Created January 20, 2019
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