Campaign Introduction

Fast Charge Monadnock aims to lower greenhouse gases and increase regional sustainable living by investing in electric vehicle infrastructure. Stepping into the clean emissions future today requires investment in electric vehicle charging – specifically fast EV charging stations. Join us in bringing the first EV fast charger to the region, located at the Monadnock Food Co-op, and enable local and thoroughfare electric vehicle charging while enabling these zero emission vehicles to multiply on our roadways, reduce our regional vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, and increase our regional sustainability.

Fast Charge Monadnock

by Jen Risley

  • $10,000

    Funding Goal
  • $10,839

    Funds Raised
  • Oct 2019

    Ended
  • Target Date

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
108.39%
This campaign was successful! 😃
Keene, NH

Jen Risley

40 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

Fast Charge Monadnock has an anonymous donor match until the end of the campaign! Donate $25 and your donation is doubled to $50! Double your impact and know that your dollars are will work to build an EV economy in the region while providing cleaner air and transportation.


The Monadnock Food Co-op is integral to so many lives in Keene, NH and the surrounding Monadnock Region. It is not only a place to shop but also a place to meet and hang out or drop by for a cool drink, an anchor of our downtown region.

But, the Co-op is so much more, since 2013 it has taken on a new charge, looking toward the future and investing renewable energy. It is a model business in the city that prides itself on sustainability. That is why it is no surprise that the Monadnock Energy Hub (MEH) an initiative of the Monadnock Sustainability Network (MSN) is teaming up again this year with the Co-op to bring an EV Charging station with a DC Fast Charger to the new Co-op expansion plans.

The thing is – fast chargers are costly and MEH/MSN & the Co-op need the community to invest their dollars as well to make this a reality. We’re asking you to join us in this movement to put Keene on the map for fast charging and open the door of possibilities that can occur when a city has a fast charging station located in their downtown shopping region.

What’s a fast charger?

For those who might not know a DC fast charger means charging for fully electric vehicles while parked at the Co-op for typically 20-40 minutes. There will also be a space for hybrid EV charging too. And don’t worry the expansion brings extra parking spaces too!

So, what does this mean for Keene as a city?

It means that EV drivers will now see Keene as a destination for charging. They will stop to charge; spend time at the Co-op or shop on Main Street while their car charges. This means more possibility for sales for the shops, the Co-op, and being a destination that could even draw more cars to make a return visit to our vibrant and beautiful area once they stop by to charge.

But it’s not just about increased commerce and being on the EV apps, the area will be supporting regional EV drivers that need to top off before heading out for the weekend or going to visit friends and family. Whatever the reason, a fast charger will change the EV landscape in the Monadnock Region, and let visitors and residents alike know in Keene the future has arrived.

If additional funds are secured, these funds will be added to the Monadnock Sustainability Network funds to promote regional EV station programs in the Monadnock Region.

Rewards

$10

Main Crust Co. Pizza Gift Certificates

Main Crust in Marlborough is where handmade pizzas and freshly baked ingredients make for some delicious dishes. We are always working hard in the kitchen to make sure every recipe, whether pizza, pasta or something else, comes out tasting better than you could have imaged.

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$15

2-$7 Passes to Cheshire Children's Museum

Take your children to a place where they can play while learning - where they can explore in a safe place at their own pace and begin to learn anything is possible.

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$15

1 Raffle Ticket - Chance to win a Nissan GTR-R35 12V Ride-On Car

The kids will love cruising in this electric car. Speeds from 2.5-5 mph. Drive backwards as well as forwards. For ages 3+ weight limit 66 lbs.

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$15

FCM Campaign T-shirt

Beeze Tees has created a FCM t-shirt to support the campaign!

It is a great heather gray that goes great with everything. Order it today, support the campaign and spread the message!

Available in Youth - Medium, Large and Unisex Small, Medium, Large, & XLarge

Indicate size when ordering.

If we run out of stock in a size there is will be a delay in delivery due to scheduling a reprint of tees.

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$25

$25 Gift Card to The Works Cafe

Enjoy it yourself -- or give it as a gift! One $25 gift card to The Works Cafe -- with locations in Keene, Brattleboro and six other New England locations.

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$25

2 Raffle Tickets - Chance to win a Nissan GTR-R35 12V Ride-On Car

The kids will love cruising in this electric car. Speeds from 2.5-5 mph. Drive backwards as well as forwards. For ages 3+ weight limit 66 lbs.

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$25

$25 Gift Card to the Monadnock Food Co-op

Choose your favorite locally grown and made items from our community owned full-service grocery store in Keene.

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$50

5 Raffle Ticket - Chance to win a Nissan GTR-R35 12V Ride-On Car

The kids will love cruising in this electric car. Speeds from 2.5-5 mph. Drive backwards as well as forwards. For ages 3+ weight limit 66 lbs.

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$50

Dori Drachman's Handspun Mugs

Potter and climate activist Dori Drachman will spin a mug for you with a donation of $50. Choose from designs shown. Note that these mugs are unglazed and will have a glaze on them when delivered. White mugs will have one to two colors. Leaf mug will have clear glaze.

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$75

Michelle Russell Birch Bark Art

Michelle Russell of Hancock is dedicated to renewable energy. As a member of Mother's Out Front and an artist she has donated two shadow boxed burned birch bark art for the Fast Charge Monadnock Campaign.

Below is a sample of her burned birch bark art.

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$100

One Month of Yoga at the Keene Yoga Center

You pick the month to receive an unlimited membership to Keene Yoga Center. Includes unlimited yoga, online classes, workshop discounts and a free guest pass.

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$1,000

Name of Your Choice on the EV Charging Station Plaque

YOU get to include a name of your choice on the EV Charging Station Plaque!

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  • 09-09-2019

    Pre-Launch Update - We made it to 30% of our fundraising goal!

    It is amazing, we have 30% of our campaign goal! This means that our community believes in electric vehicles and its supporting infrastructure! We are so excited to reach out to many more people in our Monadnock Region and beyond about the benefits of this first DC EV fast charger located in Keene, NH at our launch on Sept. 14th at the Monadnock Food Co-op from 12-3PM and during the campaign. And who knows – maybe we can aim even higher!

    Don’t forget you can share our campaign’s URL with your friends and family and spread the word! http://c-fund.us/mne

  • 14-09-2019

    Public Launch Sept. 14th Monadnock Food Co-op 12-3PM

    Today marks the public launch of our Fast Charge Monadnock Crowdfunding Campaign! and Drive Electric Event.

    Thanks to generous donors we have already raised well over 30% of our goal!

    Now, we need our community to help leverage the power of crowdfunding to make this DC Fast Charger Station happen at the Co-op and lay a framework for future stations in the Monadnock Region.

    Remember, our mission is to building infrastructure to support clean energy transportation in the region, attracting e-tourism, and supporting local e-drivers.

    News: Our donors have given without taking rewards – so we have plenty left for everyone. Take a look and tell your friends!

    Please help us spread the word about our TLCM Fast Charge Monadnock Campaign by sharing this link on social media today: http://c-fund.us/mne.

    Together we can make this happen!

    Thank You for your support,

    Mary

  • 23-09-2019

    Fast Charge Monadnock Made It to 50% of Our Fundraising Goal

    Thanks to your generous donation Fast Charge Monadnock (FCM) has made it to 50% of its fundraising goal! We are halfway to our goal to help build the first EV fast charger in the region and put Keene, NH and the Monadnock Region on the EV fast charging map!

    We could not be where we are today without our community – Thank You! Help us get the word out — spread our URL on social media today: http://c-fund.us/mne.

    We also have FCM tees for a $15 donation reward that our Campaign Heroes Beeze Tees supplied – in Unisex Adult and kid sizes! Pick up one today!

  • 01-10-2019

    Fast Charge Monadnock on Front Page of Keene Sentinel

    We are proud to announce that an article on the front page of the Keene Sentinel discusses our campaign and the importance of a fast charger for the Monadnock Region. Let’s share this story to get the word out about the importance of electric vehicle infrastructure for the future of clean transportation.

    https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/group-aiming-for-fast-charging-electric-vehicle-station-in-keene/article_0088f6e7-ac82-50e0-a4cb-a31f00f51ebf.html

    Thank you donors for your support. We would not be where we are without your generosity.

    Fast Charge Monadnock http://c-fund.us/mne

  • 08-10-2019

    Fast Charge Monadnock: Donor Match Until End of Campaign - October 12th

    Hello EV Fast Charger supporters,

    We have less than one week to go and are so close to the fundraising goal of $10k – almost $7800 donated! Thank you for your support during this campaign. We cannot succeed without donor champions like you!

    To help us to the finish line an anonymous donor has stepped up to match donations dollar for dollar! Fast Charge Monadnock could use some help getting the word out about this great opportunity to double donation dollars. Below is a video and video URL that tells about the donor match & donation rewards. Sharing on social media or in emails would help spread this great news! Let’s get to the finish line together!

  • 14-10-2019

    Fast Charge Monadnock Thanks You for Your Support!

    Fast Charge Monadnock wants to thank every donor who made this campaign a success. We achieved this goal together.

    If you have yet to receive your donor reward – watch out for an email to set up receipt soon and thank you again for your generous support.

  • 04-01-2020

    2020 Project Update

    Mary Ewell and John Kondos from Monadnock Sustainability Network raised over $10,800 to help bring an electric vehicle fast charger to the Monadnock Food Co-op in Keene. These funds will meet the Volkswagen Restitution grant match requirement when they apply in late January.

    “By adding fast charging, we establish Keene as an oasis in the NH EV charging desert,” said John. “A fast charger can provide 80-100% charging for electric vehicles, while parked at the co-op, in under 30 minutes… These fast chargers will change the EV landscape in the Monadnock Region, and let visitors and residents alike know in Keene the future has arrived.”

    Read about more TLC Monadnock campaign updates. And Happy New Year!

    – Jen from The Local Crowd Monadnock

Name Campaign Location Date
, October 16, 2019
, October 16, 2019
, October 14, 2019
Carl Querfurth Jaffrey, NH October 13, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 13, 2019
Anonymous Spofford, NH October 13, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 13, 2019
john kondos Spofford, NH October 12, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 12, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 12, 2019
Mary Ewell SPOFFORD, NH October 11, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 11, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 11, 2019
Kathleen Minogue Boise, ID October 11, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 11, 2019
Kelly Haigler Cornish Laramie, WY October 11, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 11, 2019
Karen Hatcher Peterborough, NH October 11, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 11, 2019
Nancy Weststrate Keene, NH October 11, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 10, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 10, 2019
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY October 10, 2019
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY October 10, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 10, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 10, 2019
Anonymous Peterborough, NH October 10, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 09, 2019
Margaret Langford Keene, NH October 09, 2019
, October 09, 2019
, October 09, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 09, 2019
Peter Hansel Keene, NH October 09, 2019
Joy Ackerman Keene, NH October 09, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 09, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 09, 2019
Dave Birchenough Nelson, NH October 09, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 08, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 08, 2019
Jennifer Zakrzewski Marlborough, NH October 08, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH October 08, 2019
steve Wyatt Richmond, NH October 06, 2019
Shaylin Salas Keene, NH October 05, 2019
Peter Lehnen Spofford, NH October 05, 2019
Patricia Martin Rindge, NH October 05, 2019
Alset Realty LLC Keene , NH October 04, 2019
Carl Querfurth Jaffrey, NH October 04, 2019
, October 04, 2019
Anonymous Spofford, NH October 03, 2019
Kim Vincent Laramie, WY October 03, 2019
Dianna Lyell Keene, NH October 01, 2019
Margaret Dillon Jaffrey, NH October 01, 2019
Jolynn Whitten Keene, NH September 29, 2019
Fenton Family Dealership , Swanzey September 28, 2019
Anne Thomas Rindge, NH September 27, 2019
Mary deGozzaldi Westmoreland, NH September 27, 2019
Robert Haring-Smith Peterborough, NH September 27, 2019
Jess Gerrior ANTRIM, NH September 27, 2019
Amy Kraemer Keene, NH September 26, 2019
Mark Zimmermann Silver Spring , MD September 25, 2019
Mary Ewell Spofford, NH September 24, 2019
Denise Harding Brooklyn, NY September 24, 2019
Dori Drachman Peterborough, NH September 23, 2019
Alexandra Stone Berkeley, CA September 23, 2019
Eileen Sarson Keene, NH September 23, 2019
Anonymous Keene, NH September 22, 2019
Larry Butcher Keene, NH September 22, 2019
Larry Butcher Keene, NH September 22, 2019
Danielle Milde Keene, NH September 21, 2019
Sara Meess Ogden, UT September 21, 2019
Kevin Woolley Fitzwilliam , NH September 20, 2019
Kevin Woolley Fitzwilliam, NH September 20, 2019
Patti Powers Winchester, NH September 20, 2019
Patti Powers Winchester, NH September 20, 2019
Christopher Lehnen Keene, NH September 19, 2019
Mark Meess Keene, NH September 19, 2019
Laura Shedd Brooklyn, NY September 19, 2019
Anonymous Marlborough, NH September 18, 2019
JOHN ZURICH Nelson, NH September 16, 2019
Anonymous Peterborough, NH September 15, 2019
Patricia Martin Rindge , NH September 15, 2019
Anne Huberman Peterborough, NH September 15, 2019
Joel Huberman Peterborough, NH September 15, 2019
Tory & Carl McCagg/Querfurth Jaffrey, NH September 14, 2019
Marcia Kayser Keene, NH September 14, 2019
Mari Brunner Nelson, NH September 14, 2019
Jen Risley Keene, NH September 14, 2019
Anonymous Peterborough, NH September 14, 2019
Ann Shedd Keene, NH September 12, 2019
Caleb Fissette Sparks, NV September 12, 2019
john kondos Spofford, NH September 12, 2019
Anonymous Spofford, NH September 12, 2019
Anonymous , September 11, 2019
Peter Wotowiec DREWSVILLE, NH September 10, 2019
Anonymous , July 24, 2019

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