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Help Us Open our Kosher Bed & Breakfast

$1,366   raised
GOAL: $25,000

15

 Donors

Support this cause and make a difference

This campaign receives the funds directly as soon as the funds are processed.

We will be Opening, Feb 1st !

Although some of the renovations are ‘on hold’, until we raise the funds.

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Please Note

We hope you will take a moment to read: Contribution Levels. There are many ways to ‘give’ that are actually purchases — we are offering baked goods & future reservations.

If you are reading this on your phone, list is below section about us (Dassi & Alan).

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Why are we asking for your help?

With YOUR help we can spend our time making improvements to the property and Open for Business SOONER!

(instead of spending our time securing loans or grants)

GreenGate

What is the money for?

While we will be doing all the cleaning, painting, and decorating work and most of the repairing/building work ourselves — there are costs involved.

  • Improvements:  $ 3030-5730
  • Items Needed:  $ 5520-7350
  • Plumber and Movers:  $ 7000-8500
  • Other Expenses:  $ 5200-6300

[Scroll to the bottom of the page for detailed list]

 

Why Greenboro, North Carolina?

Our family first set foot in Greensboro, North Carolina in February of 2008. We (Dassi and Alan) came with one of our sons to tour the American Hebrew Academy, an amazing boarding high school. He enrolled that August, and we began our years as ‘visiting parents’ — 7 years, since his younger sibling also attended.

Every visit was wonderful: activities and ruach on campus; museums, universities, festivals and shopping (furniture & antiques) in town; and just outside of town we found woodlands, mountains  and lakes for hiking, biking and camping.

We have come to love Greensboro. We believe you should visit!

 

Why a Bed and Breakfast?

The only problem with our visits… where to stay, close enough to walk to campus and shul on Shabbat?

Sometimes we stayed on campus (in a future student housing, available to parents), sometimes we stayed with local families. While these were congenial, we began to dream of a Bed and Breakfast.

A Kosher Bed & Breakfast provides you with your own space and a convenient, kosher meal. No need to conform to a friend’s schedule to have a place to sleep!

Green Gate Guesthouse will have the added bonuses of:  a large choice of delicious foods (ranging from healthy to decadent) and great spaces for relaxing (in the house, on the spacious deck, and in the yard).

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Will we provide for people with other needs? — YES!

  • Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Food Allergies (with advance notice)
  • Environmental Allergies — no pets inside, and no smoking
  • Homemade, organic baby-food
  • Lunch, Dinner & Snacks available
  • Let us know  know your needs!

. . . and you do not have to be Jewish to stay with us; we are open to all.

 

We are close to where you want to be!

  • American Hebrew Academy = half mile
  • Temple Emanual = half mile
  • Chabad Jewish Center = one mile
  • Beth David Synagogue = 1.3 miles
  • Guilford College = 1.8 miles
  • Public Golf Course = 4.1 miles (many others throughout area)
  • Greensboro Science Center = 4.4 miles
  • UNC Greensboro = 4.8 miles
  • Greensboro Coliseum = 5.2 miles
  • International Civil Rights Center & Museum = 5.6 miles
  • Greyhound Bus = 5.8 miles
  • Amtrak Train = 5.9 miles
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport = 6.4 miles

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Breakdown of Expenses:

Improvements needed:  $3030-5730

  • $ 1000-2500 — new counter-tops
  • $ 80-130 — new sink/faucet
  • $ 550-1000 — new stove/oven
  • $ 400-600 — new dishwasher
  • $ 600-800 — new refrigerator
  • $ 400-700 — fixtures for additional half-bath

 

Items needed: $5520-7350

  • $ 500 — primer & paint (after removing wallpaper and cleaning walls/ceiling)
  • $ 1000 — Mezuzot (18 doorways!)
  • $ 2000-3000 — three more beds/mattresses sets
  • $ 500 — bedroom necessities (lamps, curtains/rods, and mirrors)
  • $ 300-600 — new sheets and towels
  • $ 200-300 — some new dishes, glasses, pots and pans
  • $ 720-1000 — twelve dining chairs
  • $ 200-250 — new, mechanical locks
  • $ 100-200 — fire extinguishers and smoke alarms

 

Plumber and Movers: $7000-8500

  • $ 800-1500 — plumber (sink, dishwasher & bathrooms)
  • $ 6200-7500 — moving expenses

 

Other Expenses: $5200-6300

  • $ 5000-6000 — three months of mortgage and utilities (prep time and first open month)
  • $ 200-300 — start-up costs for advertising, etc.

 

Support this cause and make a difference

This campaign receives the funds directly as soon as the funds are processed.

More Ways to Learn About this Cause

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2018-01-22
Anonymous donor
2018-01-17
Anonymous donor
"Good luck with your new venture!! Can't wait to visit!"
2018-01-09
Alexandra Levin Kramer
$320
"Amazing idea! Thank you!"
2018-01-08
LeWinters
$250
2017-12-28
Anonymous donor
$125
"I can't wait to visit! I have no doubt that all of your creativity and warmth will shine through and make this a very special place!"
2017-12-19
Anonymous donor
$36
"Best of luck with this exciting adventure! Wishing you much success and looking forward to visiting one day soon!"
2017-12-13
The Alberts family
2017-12-09
Anonymous donor
"Wishing you success!"
2017-12-08
Shira Rascoe
"Go Dassi!"
2017-12-08
Anonymous donor
2017-12-05
Anonymous donor
$150
"Hope you meet your goal."
2017-12-05
Anonymous donor
$18
2017-12-05
Elizabeth Watkins
$36
"Honoring Elijah William Hoffman"
2017-12-04
THE LEWINTERS
$65
2017-11-22
Anonymous donor
$36
"Can't wait to taste your sweet honeycake"

This campaign deals with:

Jewish Communities | Judaism & Holidays

Help Us Open our Kosher Bed & Breakfast

$1,366   raised
GOAL: $25,000

15

 Donors

Campaign by
Green Gate Guesthouse
NC, USA

Dassi is an artist -- fabric arts, apparel, jewelry & graphics. She has owned a Family Daycare and worked in Jewish Education for over 18 years. She began custom-baking and cooking during college (including baking for the local health-food store). Alan is a loan manager, in the world of student education loans. Between the two of them, they can manage every aspect of a Bed and Breakfast. [photo 1991, by Sallie Sprague]

  • Helping Hand
    0 claimed

    Every contribution helps!

  • Dozen Homemade Cowboy Cookies
    2 claimed out of 100 available

    Dozen Cowboy Cookies shipped within contiguous United States. Two dozen if hand-delivered in Greensboro.[Oatmeal with chocolate chips and walnuts. Nut-free version has raisins.]

  • Dassi's Homemade Honeycakes
    6 claimed out of 50 available

    Two Homemade Honeycakes shipped within contiguous United States. [Usually made with eggs and ground almonds. Nut-free and Vegan options available upon request.]

  • Overnight Stop -- shared bathroom
    0 claimed

    One Night Stay, for two adults or one adult and one child. Includes full breakfast. [discounted rate]

  • Mezuzah
    1 claimed out of 18 available

    Mezuzah -- new parchment and case hung on one of our doorways -- we have 18!

  • Paint a Bedroom
    1 claimed out of 4 available

    Buy the paint for one bedroom (includes primer).

  • Grad
    0 claimed

    Three Night Stay in shared room (twin beds). Includes full breakfast. Reserve for yourself or a friend -- OR -- donate to recent Graduate that wants to return for a visit.

  • Simcha
    0 claimed

    Sponsor Simcha Guests -- help a couple come to Greensboro for a Simcha at Beth David, Chabad, Temple Emanual, AHA or one of the local colleges: wedding, bar/bat mitzvah or graduation. Two nights and two full breakfasts for two people (room will sleep two more people, just add $10 more per person, per night). You will receive a personal note when a family uses this gift. [discounted rate]

  • Paint a Common Room
    1 claimed out of 3 available

    Buy the paint for Living Room, Dining Room or Kitchen (includes primer)

  • Three Night Stay -- shared bathroom
    1 claimed

    Three Night Stay, for two adults or one adult and one child. Includes full breakfast (room will sleep two more people, just add $10 more per person, per night). Need an extra night? (just add $50) [discounted rate] -- No 2018 DATES Booked, Yet --

  • Three night stay for Parents of Prospective AHA Students
    0 claimed

    Sponsor a visit to the American Hebrew Academy for Parents of Prospective Students. Three nights and three full breakfasts -- Thursday night-Sunday morning. You will receive a personal note when a family uses this gift.

  • Three Night Stay -- private bathroom
    1 claimed

    Three Night Stay, for two adults or one adult and one child. Includes full breakfast (room will sleep three more people, just add $10 more per person, per night). Need an extra night? (just add $75) [discounted rate] -- 2018 DATES Already Booked: Feb 15-18 --

  • Weeklong Stay -- shared bathroom
    0 claimed

    Weeklong Stay, for Two. Seven nights and seven full breakfasts, for two.

  • Weeklong Stay -- private bathroom
    0 claimed

    Weeklong Stay, for Two. Seven nights and seven full breakfasts, for two (room will sleep three more people, just add $60 more per person).

  • Pioneer
    0 claimed

    This contribution makes you a pioneer! -- enhancing the Jewish community in North Carolina

  • Angel
    0 claimed

    You are a true Mensch, Koh HaKavod! Your generosity will jump-start this dream.

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