Fundraising :: FedEx Grant

Vote for US EVERYDAY to help us win a FedEx Small Business Grant of $25,000! Vote Here.

The new year marked a transition for Upward Spiral. Since 2009, Nyssa Hanger has built a practice of massage and more, incorporating her experience with writing, yoga, meditation, spirituality and creativity to create a variety of services and classes in healing and transformation. 

Nyssa's long-term dream has been to open a healing center, a place where individuals can come for healing sessions or classes, and a place where people can connect with themselves and each other. 

In Spring of 2013, a team of people who also shared this vision started to emerge and out of nowhere Nyssa found an ideal location for the center. Since then she has been growing Upward Spiral and its community in preparation of making the dream center happen. 

The plan is to have a 2600 sq. foot space which would include 3 treatment rooms, a large room for yoga and other group movement classes or guest lectures, and a retail/community space.  The location is centrally located near I-275 in an area that doesn't currently offer similar services but is near several key target markets.

Estimates for start-up costs are between $30,000-$50,000 and we are starting with a little under $10,000 ourselves. We are looking into small business loans and other fundraising options, but happened upon this contest from FedEx so we are starting here. 

We have a chance to win $25,000 which would put us in excellent standing to make the center happen. But we need votes. 

You can vote for us once per day, everyday, until Feb. 23rd. Our goal is to make it into the top 100, but there's a lot of competition so that means a lot of votes. Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily reminders to vote, and share with your friends. 

Vote for US EVERYDAY to help us win a FedEx Small Business Grant of $25,000! Vote Here.