According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 80.7 percent of persons with a disability are unemployed. The Lily Pad Cafe will run as a not-for-profit restaurant and is focused on employing and training individuals with disabilities to give them the work skills and confidence necessary to obtain employment with other businesses. The cafe also will work with local restaurants and retail establishments so cafe employees can seamlessly transition to employment opportunities with these partners.
To cover the costs of the building, renovation and initial start-up, The Lily Pad Cafe Building Campaign has kicked off with a goal of raising $500,000. So far, $160,000 has been raised through the annual Run Up for Downs.
Supporters can sponsor a brick or a table, and corporations also can purchase naming rights for the Lily Pad fountain, the cafe patio, and each dining room space by filling out the form here for more information.
The top-three fundraising families will have naming rights to one of the cafe menu items.
The Lily Pad Building Campaign Fundraising Goal : $500,000
Last Updated: October 16, 2020
Sponsor a Brick
Don't miss your chance to leave your mark on The Lily Pad outdoor patio! Whether you are a business and want to laser engrave your logo OR are a family that wants to include their family name on a brick, there is an option for every person with every budget. We have a 4x8, 12x12 and 16x16 option to choose from below!
Sponsor a Table
Don't miss your chance to have your logo (or maybe even your child's or family's name) laser engraved on the center of one of our dining tables! This will be a permanent sponsorship, so a 1-time payment will leave a lasting mark and will help us get that much closer to hitting our Building Campaign goal! Our indoor tables will be stained, sealed and then epoxied to protect the table and your mark!
Our Naming Rights opportunities range from our building, to the patio, to the Lily Pad fountain and our 3 dining room spaces. Each opportunity is for a 5-year period unless otherwise agreed upon and includes several additional benefits. Each opportunity has the option to pay in installments over a 5-year period OR if 100% is paid upfront, a sponsored table will be provided at no additional cost. Naming Rights opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click on each opportunity below for more information about each: