Like every year, the holiday season has arrived: one moment, it’s summer, and the next, it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
But today, I don’t want to talk about Thanksgiving or the New Year’s Eve parties. Today I want to talk to you about a wonderful initiative that we should all join: Giving Tuesday.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and on this date, many people, individuals, and companies join the campaign by choosing one or more associations to offer resources, donations, and services.
For us, at Eatsperience Madrid, it is important to try to give as much as we can, because we know that we enjoy many privileges and we also want to use them to help those who have less!
Chefugee is a passion project run by an international team of volunteers. Our mission is to provide talented refugee, and asylum seeker cooks opportunities to share their culture and earn decent wages through their culinary skills.
Chefugee is an association headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
They collaborate closely with refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world to organize culinary events where they are the chefs – from pop-up dinners and lunches to caterings, team building activities, and cooking classes.
Back in April 2016, they started as a small ragtag group of volunteers organizing our first pop-up dinner in an apartment, together with a refugee chef from Syria. The culinary project grew from small dinners among friends every other month to popular regular events attended by guests from around the globe.
The proceeds of all our events are donated directly to the refugee and asylum seeker cooks whom we cooperate with and to building a future Chefugee fund that aims to support refugee small businesses and enterprises. So far, they have worked together with refugee and asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Venezuela.
Andrea and I love Chefugee! We first knew about them two years ago, we signed up for one of their dinners, and it was AWESOME! We loved the food, the soul, their scope. So, Andrea joined the group of volunteers and started helping in the organization of dinners and cooking classes.
Everybody worked so hard, and they could see the results: some of the Chefugees could open their own culinary businesses: REFUSION.
Refusion Delivery is a social initiative that seeks to promote the entrepreneurial spirit of refugee chefs using food as a universal language. Refusion Delivery seeks to be the first food delivery business in Spain in which the protagonists are refugees and where the different cultures, customs, and traditions of their countries of origin can be made known through the kitchen. The project is inspired by the Chefugee events and the work of Madrid for Refugees with refugees.
Chefugee has a special place in our hearts, and we want them to overcome this hard year that we have lived, and that hit too hard on a project like theirs. This is why we wanted Chefugee to be our partner for this Giving Tuesday 2020. And we need your help!
Of course, we want to thank you in advance for helping us: we’ll give you a free online cooking class!
BUY 1 AND GIFT 1 – A LIMITED HOLIDAY OFFER
Are you still looking for the perfect holiday gift? Choose our cooking course!
For every purchase of our online cooking courses until Monday, November 30th, 2020, you’ll receive a gift card of the same amount to gift someone else.
This way, you’ll enjoy an amazing culinary activity, and you’ll get the perfect present for a friend you love! If you want, you can decide to use both courses as a gift for the next occasions: buy it now, but then you have until April 30th, 2021 to use the gift card, plus other six months to decide when taking the course.
How does it work?
All you have to do is choosing the course(s) you like the most on Eatsperience Madrid webpage, and add the promotional code buy1gift1 on the checkout page!
What does this have to do with Chefugee? 5% of the total incomes from the buy1gift1 holiday offer will be donated to Chefugee next Tuesday, December 1st.
LET’S COOK-UP NEW MEMORIES WHILE DOING SOME GOOD
We always say that we are here to build a community of curious people passionate about food and human relationships, and finally, we can do something more to demonstrate it!
If you don’t feel comfortable while cooking and you want to learn new recipes, or if you enjoy cooking and want to share a delicious quality moment with your family, friends, teammates who live in other countries, that’s the perfect gift you can make to yourself and the people you love!
It’s a win-win-win: you get a valuable product for free while helping Chefugee’s cause, and you also support a small online business.
Add the promotional code buy1gift before proceeding to the payment
Enjoy a Culinary Eatsperience and gift someone else for free
5% of your purchase will be donated to Chefugee on Giving Tuesday 2020.
And, of course, feel free to contact us for any questions or doubts you may have; we will be delighted to tell you more about Chefugee, Giving Tuesday, and our buy1gift1 special offer.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYBODY!
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