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Sol Sips’ Permanent Home in BK!

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Raised by 107 people in 6 months


Greetings,

My name is Francesca “Sol” Chaney, I’m a twenty-one year old entrepreneur, vocalist, creative, full spectrum doula and Pre-Health Professions/Anthropology Bachelor of Science candidate at Brooklyn College.

In 2015 I was introduced to herbalism, natural healing and holistic health care while working at my cousin’s apothecary. I began making herbal tea blends and elixirs for my own personal wellness. Soon I began incorporating them into sister circles and gatherings that I’d host on my living room floor. One of my close family members noticed my interest in plant-based wellness and worked with me in laying the foundation for Sol Sips. During the summer of 2015 we demo’d our first three drinks that went on to receive positive feedback from our community.

As our vision for Sol Sips continued to grow, we invested our time into branding and developing the core essence of our products. Sol Sips is The Official Alternative Beverage Company of Brooklyn. We take pride in creating locally-sourced organic plant-based drinks that contain four ingredients or less, with no preservatives or artificial sweeteners. In two years, we’ve created our own signature twists on herbal tea, caffeine-free herbal coffee, nut milks, eggnog, nectars, juices and very soon...wines and sodas. 

In 2017 we expanded our reach, our services and our team through vending and curating events. We were offered the opportunity to do a three month pop-up cafe in Bushwick. My mother, Emeli Chaney has partnered with me in creating plant-based vegan bites, employing her background in integrative nutritional health coaching. In just four weeks we’ve received rave reviews and serviced nearly three hundred customers. 

We’ve been offered the opportunity to keep the cafe space permanently!

We are extremely excited and very grateful for this phenomenal opportunity to expand Sol Sips. We are seeking support to purchase the space and make enhancements. Your contributions and energies are greatly appreciated. 

*In 2018 look forward to our sliding-scale farm to table monthly community brunch, community cooking/juicing classes, more of our “Midnight Brunch” and “Tea Tones”, Sol Sips Sound shows and more!*
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We’re just #7 days away from our #grandopening weekend April 5-8th as a permanent space! We’re so very grateful for your contributions and support. Our work continues as this week is our final stretch from #popuptopermanent!!! There is still a long way to go and we’re sticking on board for this journey through each challenge and reward. We’re asking our community, supporters and friends to donate $20 today for your chance to have a bite or beverage named after you on the menu. Your funds will be going towards our final leg of supplies, equipment and renovations.
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THANK YOU for rocking with us heavy fam! We appreciate the support, contributions and extended blessings that you’ve sent our way... indeed we will always reciprocate that energy! This weekend we saw our biggest rush!!! This gave us a glimpse of what to expect once we are a permanent space. We are grateful for the feedback we’ve received! We are developing systems to flow in an efficient way that accommodates everyone and fulfills our vision. We are committed to remaining connected, integrous and vibrant during our journey.

Please check out our write up on Essence: https://www.essence.com/beauty/black-owned-vegan-restaurant-brooklyn-sol-sips

Also try our new Dandelion Root Espresso!
Dandelion Root Espresso
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We extend gratitude to everyone that has contributed to our vision thus far through monetary donation, sharing our story and or stopping by. Indeed we are grateful. We’ve received outreach from a few media outlets both indie and mainstream and we are excited to have the opportunity to share our story on larger platforms.

We’re optimistic about what’s in store for Sol Sips! In order to secure our home here on Wilson Ave we need to reach $20,000 by March 1, 2018. In addition to our GoFundMe we will be hosting fundraising events in the upcoming weeks, more info on that soon!

Since we’ve set our intention on community engagement and nourishing the So(u)l it has truly been reflected. Check out a few highlights from this past week!
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