Help patchy raise money to reach is goal of getting out of the homeless and open his own coffee shop

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Patchy's life took a drastic turn when his car, his home and source of income, was stolen. Homeless and with nothing but the clothes on his back, he began delivering for Uber Eats on electric scooters and found temporary refuge in a business's bathroom. When his scooter deal ended, he turned to begging on Queen Street.

His fortunes changed when he started selling hot coffee from a supermarket trolley, quickly gaining popularity. With the help of viral TikTok videos, including one from Lina, who offered to create a fundraising page, Patchy embraced the idea of turning his coffee venture into a legitimate business, Patchy's Coffee Limited. His goal: to revolutionize the café industry by offering hot cups of instant coffee for $1.50, filling a market gap for affordable options. With funds raised, Patchy plans to invest in a proper coffee trolley with contactless payment options and obtain necessary permits to trade on Queen Street, aiming to provide not only for himself but also for his community.

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Help Patchy upgrade the 25a Rutland Retail Shop into a Futuristic Cafe / Convenience Store!  10 June 2024

Posted by: Jonathan (Patchy) Low

Thanks so incredibly much to everyone who has 'Given a Little' so far which made it a reality for Patchy to secure the Lease on the Retail Shop located at 25a Rutland St, Auckland Central.

Patchy has realized that to make a Cafe which offers $1.50 Hot drinks viable, he is going to need to turn it into a Convenience store as well to help subsidize the very affordable Cafe Range.

As a result the next phase of the Patchy's Coffee Startup journey is to turn the back of the Retail shop into an efficient mini Warehouse with Shelving and Fridges so that on top of getting affordable Hot Coffees, Soup and Noodles etc, the public will also be able to order a large range of Convenience Store type products from a Touch screen at the front.

The logic behind having customers order from a Touch screen (similar to when you go into McDonalds) is to completely eradicate financial loss due to shoplifting.

Patchy's Coffee will become a one stop shop where you can grab Hot Drinks etc, but also a large range of Convenience items from Toothpaste to cold cans of Red Bull!

Any money raised from this point on will be used to purchase Shelving and Fridges, as well as the initial Stock to fill them.

Patchy has decided not to continue with the Mobile Coffee Trolleys, as they are very limited due to Weather and Storage Capacity, but they will always remain an integral part of the Patchy's Coffee story, as that is how it all started!

Thanks again to everyone for their generous support! 🙏🙏🙏

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Mary 4 days ago
Been sick in bed recently so haven’t been buying coffees in town, so I am donating what $ have saved. Patchy, you are making a real difference, not just with your coffee deals, but your resilience and determination to improve your life. You are showing a great example to others. I love it. Keep focused and stay positive. Ngā mihi
Dan 4 days ago
Keep going mate!
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Guest Donor 7 days ago
Godbless you and your business. You are an inspiration 🩵
Mary on 14 Jun 2024
Love your work Patchy, keep it up!
Dale on 14 Jun 2024
Stay warm fams ❤️

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This campaign started on 25 Mar 2024 and ends on 25 Mar 2025.