19
19
6

Enable Change Through Restaurants

$21,995 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 9 months
Ver esta página en Español

Our goal is to create a global chain of non-profit restaurants that will hire and train individuals from reformation and reintegration programs in order to provide a step towards a better life. All profits from each restaurant go back into the neighborhoods in which they are located to help improve quality of life.

The United Nations counts about 7 million internally displaced people (IDP) within the country of Colombia; more than Syria, Iraq or any other war zone.  It is a known fact that countries with a high number of IDPs are plagued with extreme poverty, increased drug use, higher rates of violence and sexual exploitation.  We are currently raising $60,000 for our first restaurant in Medellín, Colombia. This restaurant will provide the following services:

We hire victims of extreme poverty, homelessness, sexual exploitation, reintegrating convicts, reintegrating recovering addicts, internal and external refugees.

We offer a variety of self-help programs including: culinary arts, customer service, financial management and professional communication.  To assist our hires with the process we provide various counseling services and a family-focused work environment with the goal of ending poverty while helping individuals reach their full potential.


The profits created from operating these restaurants go back into the local community in order to improve quality of life.  Restaurants On Mission dedicates 50% of its profits to a yearly City Project, 30% of its profits to Neighborhood Projects and the remaining 20% to growth.


The great thing about donating to Restaurants On Mission is that your donation will help create a self-sustainable business that will continue to grow your donation.  Based upon moderate projections, every four years your one-time donation will double in value. 


Our Website

Our Media Page


We are an approved 501(c)3 foundation with the IRS and a non-profit foundation approved with the DIAN in Colombia. All donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.  Upon donation, you should receive a receipt from GoFundMe and within 72 hours you will receive the tax deductible reciept from Restaurants On Mission.
+ Read More
Exciting News Two Times!

1. We have officially signed the lease to our first location!

When we first started this GoFundMe page, we had initiated conversation with a local non-profit local organization with plans to open a container-style restaurant in within a local park. However, as things sometimes do in business that plan did not progress in the fashion, we had expected, so we began the process of looking for a more traditional restaurant located in high traffic area of the city. We signed a lease agreement earlier this month and have already started the first phases of renovation on the space.

Please see the pictures below! It may not look like much yet, but we have some big plans for this location.

2.

We are excited to announce, an anonymous donor has committed to match your donations up to $10,000 to help with opening costs!

Below are some pictures of the plans for the renovation project. Also check out the video of CEO Nick getting in the first swings on Demo day!

Our budget has somewhat changed since we longer need to purchase and outfit a container. After reevaluating our budget, based on our new location space, we need roughly $34k to open debt-free. This money will go towards giving a much-needed facelift to the location, purchasing equipment, training and other opening costs. Donate today, and our anonymous donor will match your donation!
+ Read More

$21,995 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 9 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
MD
$500
Matching Donor
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
JJ
$500
John Javna
1 month ago
MD
$50
Matching Donor
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
MD
$1,000
Matching Donor
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
TM
$50
Travis Manderfield
1 month ago
DP
$1,000
Donna Payne
1 month ago
$300
Anonymous
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
$550
Anonymous
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
DW
$250
David G Winter
8 months ago
1Y
$100
100 Yearby
8 months ago
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.