We are very excited to announce that this spring, Dandelion Chocolate will be building a parklet on Valencia Street. To support the construction, labor, and materials of the design we have launched a long awaited Kickstarter campaign earlier this week.
Parklets have been built all over the city of San Francisco to repurpose simple parking spaces into creative public space. Transforming the neighborhoods surrounding them aesthetically and functionally, parklets beautify streets while offering a safe place to strengthen community. Parklets “complete streets” by balancing out “the needs of people walking, riding bicycles, taking transit, or moving around in a private automobiles.” (SF Pavement-to-Parks)
Each month, Dandelion Chocolate donates 1% of our chocolate to various San Francisco-based groups including local schools, fundraisers, and non-profit organizations. We are very excited about this opportunity to contribute to the community and pilot a project that will enhance the street, provide a respite for pedestrians and serve Valencia Street by offering a unique space outdoors that is not an extension of our business.
The projected cost of this project is $30,000. Dandelion Chocolate will but doubling the impact of donations made during our 30-day campaign by matching funds dollar-for-dollar. That means every dollar contributed by project backers puts two towards building the parklet! Also, every $100 backed will support 1 square-foot of the parklet.
We are offering fun and unique rewards for backers, including the opportunity to be a chocolate maker for a day or to eat all the dessert you can in one sitting. Our neighbors at Mission Cheese have generously donated cheese and beverage pairings as well.
Stay in the loop and take a look at our Kickstarter Page from April 13th to May 12th where you can watch our video, contribute to the campaign, earn some awesome rewards, and help us reach our goal. Thank you for your support!