It’s been on my to-do list since we opened Lighthouse Cafe, to get a proper store front sign. As a ministry, all of our available funds go to keeping the actual cafe operational, legal and our staff paid. So, not been able to.
To date, we’ve been using banners, and after a while, they look weathered and rather terrible. One guy recently gave us 4/5 stars on Google maps commenting, “wonderful cafe, it’s a shame the owner don’t have a better sign.”
We’ve invested so much inside the Cafe, it is a shame the exterior doesn’t do a better job of drawing folks in. We’ve been busy in other areas the past year that I haven’t given it much thought. Ukraine doesn’t place a huge amount of importance on exterior things, especially in rural communities that still look like they did 50yrs ago! However, we’ve become a little tourist town over the past few years, and the outside revenue represents an opportunity for our Cafe to become more sustainable. We have more competition as well, with 3 other Cafes (2 are non-alcoholic, they’re copying us!) and two more restaurants.
The economy is still in terrible shape, we could really use your help.
I’ve contacted a sign company in Kiev, and a lit, fiberglass sign with turnkey installation is going to cost right at $1,000. They will actually come from Kiev (90 minutes away).
It will light up at night, which will be super cool as we are in a great location across from the bus station.
Help us light up for Christ and more customers? Please don’t think you need to give a large gift, every dollar is one we don’t have! 🙂
*US residents who would like to support specific projects (vs just our family), please use our MIR Charity donation form for tax deductible receipting – click here!
**Canadian residents, use our Canadian charitable option and choose “Bruce & Deborah Crowe”- click here!
**we’ll notify on social media once goal is reached – any additional funds received for sign we will put towards the facade which we would love to cover/insulate for next winter.
For those that don’t what we do, short little promo of life inside the Cafe 🙂