A new shopping experience is coming to Lincoln Village this fall. Julie and I have rented a building at 1000 Meridian Street just north of Brooks and Collier and on the other side of the street, at the corner of Meridian and King. The new shop will feature clothes and other goods for the neighborhood plus a wide array of gifts and other stuff you’ll want. And coffee.
The objective is to provide a sustatainable revenue stream for local antipoverty campaigns working in the area and it’s going to work. It’s all going to work because of the HUGE army of people being this effort, Julie and I are just trying to be the catalyst to get it rolling… It’s also going to work because of the management team of Dusty and Tristan Graham who dropped into our lives (how’d that happen?) and turned out to have tons of experience just when we needed it. It’s going to work because of the GREAT partners we already have onboard, including:
- The Village, a 501c3 focused on finding street people and connecting them with services.
- Lincoln Village Ministries, a 501c3 focused on breaking the cycle of generational poverty in the Lincoln Mill neighborhood.
- The Village of Promise, a 501c3 focused on breaking the cycle of generational poverty in the University Place neighborhood.
- First Stop, a 501c3 focused on engaging with the homeless community in the area.
At the end of each quarter, we’ll be distributing income to these groups to help advance their critical work. They are changing Huntsville one relationship at a time and we are committed to help them. Watch for more information coming up! We’ll start accepting items for donation in the next few weeks. Thanks everyone! This will be fun!!!