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Can you help Kelly keep making delicious chocolates?

Kelly from Chocolates By Kelly is asking for your help to replace some crucial chocolate-making equipment:

I am Kelly. I make chocolate. The best chocolate (really, ask around).

My humble little business started with one small chocolate tempering machine with a 10lb capacity. Over the last 10 years, my little machine has helped me make thousands and thousands of pounds of wonderful chocolates.

When my machine broke down I took it apart and fixed it (there are no listings for Tempering Machine Repair companies in the phone book, for the record). I couldn’t afford a new one.

Its life expectancy might have been 2 or 3 years. Its begged me to put it out to pasture. My little Frankenstien machine is at least two houses and three apartments old by now. Its been dismantled, cleaned, and even rewired. Parts have dry rotted and burned away, I just replace them rather than throw it in a landfill somewhere.

Please help me breathe new life, yet again into my little Frankenstien and get a new machine as well.

I’ve created 8 jobs since I started my business. (That may not seem like much but it IS.) I need equipment to keep my wonderful staff busy making wonderful chocolates!!

Thank you so much in advance for your generosity. You will be making a huge difference.

Kelly
Chocolates By Kelly

In the two days since the launch, the crowdsource campaign has raised $430 towards the $10,000 goal.

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RVASource
RVASource
5 years ago

RT @chpn: Can you help Kelly keep making delicious chocolates? http://t.co/Hply5w5uBd #rvadine

Page Hayes
Page Hayes
5 years ago

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Michael Jones
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Matt Jarreau
5 years ago

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utensilitis
utensilitis
5 years ago

RT @chpn: Can you help Kelly keep making delicious chocolates? http://t.co/Hply5w5uBd #rvadine

Kelly Walker
Kelly Walker
5 years ago

Kelly Walker liked this on Facebook.

Clay Street
Clay Street
5 years ago

If only she were a block away, she would be in an Enterprise Zone 🙁 http://www.yesrichmondva.com/neighborhood-revitalization/EnterpriseZones Not sure if Kelly or others are aware, the city has a Machinery & Equipment Rebate program in Enterprise Zones that is designed to help folks recover the costs of investing in specialized equipment that builds their businesses, up to $5,000 back after applying for a rebate. You can apply more than once, and it’s a very simple application. One of the few things Richmond is doing well at an administrative level… I love her chocolate, I will definitely hit up her GoFund me… Read more »

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

How does Go Fund Me work? Is there some sort of rewards for various giving levels like Kickstarter has? Or is this a purely charitable thing?

Andrea Baltzegar
Andrea Baltzegar
5 years ago

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crd
crd
5 years ago

@1 thanks for the reminder, I’ve got friends who have taken advantage of that program and they also speak highly of it.

Aud
Aud
5 years ago

Alex, I believe it’s just a charitable thing. (I get confused with all the different types myself, so I might be incorrect)

Tracy Masuck Haines
Tracy Masuck Haines
5 years ago

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