Help Gioel's Mom Post Earthquake

Hey everyone,

Last year an earthquake devastated a region of Italy that included Norcia, a small medieval town where my best friend Gioel’s mom owned a beautiful little shop, Zenzero. We are fundraising $15,000 CAD in the next month to #HelpGioelsMom get back on her feet and open a new shop in Italy, and we would so appreciate your help!

Giuliana (Gioel’s mom) would source fabrics, trinkets, jewelry, clothing, and more from countries she’d visit throughout Asia—bringing them to Norcia to sell during tourist season. She’s done this for many years, and back in 2014, Mitch and I had the pleasure of visiting the store, and staying in Norcia for a few days with Gioel.

When we heard about the earthquake, we were floored. We knew how important this place was for Giuliana, and we didn’t realize how intense the devastation was until we visited this year. She hasn’t been able to work for the past year and half, and it’s changed her plans for retirement. This campaign isn’t something Giuliana was initially open to pursuing, preferring to seek out solutions on her own. Gioel and I really want to help bring her some abundance after an incredibly tragic event and have finally convinced her to let us.

Our goal is to raise $15,000 CAD (approx. $10,000 EUR) by October 1st: enough for Guiliana to put a few months deposit on a new physical space in a new part of Italy, and enough to help her get to next summer when she can (hopefully) be back up and running.

It would mean the world to us if you would consider supporting this campaign, and helping Giuliana find some more stability after the earthquake, and to help Gioel support her mom in getting back on her feet.

Also, to purchase some clothes, or items from Giuliana, visit her Facebook Page (Zenzero Shop (Norcia) ). She’d be so happy to hear from you.

Here we go! Thank you for your time, donations, and support! 

- Komal & Gioel


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Komaljit Minhas 
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