Kuya Ja's COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund

We had worked so hard to get this place open and could not have done it without the support of all of our amazing customers, the following from our pop up days, and our staff. We have made the difficult decision to close our doors effective Sunday, March 22nd. It was a really hard decision to make. Being in the service industry, we pride ourselves on serving the community and giving them what they want and need. However, we cannot allow our staff to risk exposure to COVID-19. We know that we will reopen again, but we cannot do that without a completely healthy team. We don’t know when we will reopen.

Operating on margins as thin as ours, this means that our employees don’t know when they will get their next checks. We are starting this fund to help support all of our employees. All of the money collected will go to staff and will not be used for the restaurant or the owners' benefit. We understand that it is a hard time for everyone but if you have anything to spare, no amount is too small. It breaks our hearts that our staff have to figure out how to pay for their rent, utilities, groceries, etc. and many of them have children to support as well. Thank you so much for all of the love and support you have given!



  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 9 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 17 d
  • GoFundMe.org 
    • $500 
    • 18 d
  • Shane Donavon 
    • $30 
    • 20 d
  • Sharon Simpson 
    • $18 
    • 21 d
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Fundraising team: Kuya Ja's (2)

Jennifer Fernandez 
Raised $1,575 from 23 donations
Rockville, MD
Javier Fernandez 
Team member
Raised $625 from 5 donations
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