Earlier this month, local artisan ice cream producer Nice Cream found itself facing a slew of issues from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Somewhat confused and definitely upset by this surprise, Nice Cream founder Kris Swanberg opted out of sitting back and doing nothing.
Instead, Swanberg launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to do whatever she needs to stay in business. The goals of the campaign include writing a proposal with legal help to give to the governor's office; continuing selling their product at farmer's markets; and scaling operations.
Swanberg, who had also been selling her product at local specialty grocers, sought to raise at least $5,000. Apparently she has enough fans because with 46 days still left in the campaign, she's already raised $5,463 from 169 backers.
But don't let that stop you from supporting her efforts. The more she raises, the easier her fight will be. And depending on at what level you give, you could get some nice gifts like a "Save Chicago Ice Cream" button ($10), free ice cream and a high five ($25), a pint of ice cream delivered to your door ($50) and your own custom flavor ice cream ($100). Think it's a worthy cause? Donate now.
· Artisan Ice Cream Facing Issues [~EChi~]
· Nice Cream Chicago [Kickstarter]
Kris Swanberg [Photo: Kickstarter]