New Haven CT | http://www.mewhavencatcafe.com
A cat cafe is a coffee shop with adoptable shelter cats. With an hourly entry fee, people can come and play with cats. Some people can't have cats, and this provides a form of stress relief. Some people who want to adopt can get to know the cats' personalities before they adopt. We also plan to host events like Yoga with Cats, which will bring people together over common interests.
We had a successful 2-week pop-up , and we are now planning to open permanently. We will use this grant to help us fund the renovations necessary to build out the cafe portion of our cat cafe.
This grant would help us pay for rent now while we take the necessary time to renovate our space.
We would hire additional employees, which provides additional opportunities to job hunters. As an exciting new concept, we would bring additional traffic to the neighborhood. We would provide advice to other cat cafes who are trying to open. We would hold events for cat education to better the welfare and care of cats. Finally, we would also collect donations for the shelter we work with.