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Enable Change Through Restaurants

$22,095 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 11 months
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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. 


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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.
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RESTAURANT UPDATE:

On June 19th we officially signed the lease to our very first restaurant. After completing demo we had a not so fresh and clean slate to work with, but were able to make some amazing improvements in the last few weeks. We would like to be the first to welcome you to the new and improved (almost finished) RE Medellin. See the improvement updates below.

We are roughly $10,000 away from opening our doors 100% debt free. If you have not yet made or committed your 2018 charitable contributions, please consider committing your donations to Restaurants On Mission.
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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.

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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!
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Raised by 30 people in 11 months
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