Special thanks to The Foundation of the Carolinas and Beyond Open. By Manolo Betancur / CEO and Founder of Manolo´s Bakery Charlotte, North Carolina. May 2. 2023 For many of you this could be a regular day in your lives. To me – to Manolo’s Bakery, it is a day when a dream comes true. Wells Fargo has […]
“A New Manolo Was Born in Me After the Humanitarian Mission in Las Brisas.”
Interview with Manolo Betancur By Mauricio Aranguren. Cartagena, Colombia. In February of this year, I received a call from Manolo: “Mauro, the trip to El Darien (Panama-Colombia border – Migrant Zone) got complicated, now we are going to a small town in Sucre Colombia, called Las Brisas. Do you want to join the humanitarian mission? […]
This Year Starts With Good News
This year starts with good news, our friends from Xatuhka Nekapr, the small bakery, were featured on CNN. I was thrilled to see them making new year’s bread in the ovens that all the Charlotte donors and friends of Manolos Bakery helped build with their money. Reports like these help multiply the efforts you made […]
You are the cherry on Manolo’s cake—some words to say thanks.
By Manolo Betancur As it is happening to me, I am sure you are getting a lot of emails about Thanksgiving day, and it is that time of the year, and so on… I really hope you are reading it. I don’t want you to skip it because the following words are coming from my […]
Words for friends at UPPYS Awards UPstanding Person of the Year Ceremony
Thank you, @UPpalate for this #TheUppys USA UPstanding Person of the Year award 🙂 You and all the community around our restaurants in #Charlotte strengthen me to continue baking happiness and helping others. I share the memory of my words yesterday at the ceremony. Love to #Ukraine. Manolo Betancur Words UPPYS’ Award Words I am a […]
We deliver more than a donation: hope to the Ukrainian people.
We are safe and coming back home from Ukraine. Second Trip: Mission accomplished. Special Thanks to Thomas, Demian, and all the friends that protect us. Dear friend Thanks you for your prayers, patience in waiting for news about myself, and, most of all, for helping me to bring love and aid to the Ukrainian people. […]
Press Second Trip to Ukraine.
In this post, we summarize the press publications that the media, newspaper, radio, tv and online journalist have kindly dedicated to the humanitarian work that Manolo Betancur and his friends and donors have done in Ukraine during the week of November 1-6, 2022. Featured on Media in English: Featured on Media in Spanish: Why it […]
Thank you Unpretentious Palate
I am not a super hero, I am a regular human being that sometimes get’s tired. This morning, I was feeling tired but I was not physically tired I was tired of the coldest of humanity. Tired of seeing how humanity have short memory and tired of seeing how selfish We all can act. Thank […]
¿What I saw in Poland?
May 22/2022 The Poland Experience – Myers Park United Methodist ¿What I saw in Poland? By Manolo Betancur “Guest in the house, God in the house!” A Poland proverb. I would like to share with you what I saw in Poland. Not Again. 1- I saw how Europe is getting united. To me they are […]
Travel diary, Ukraine-Poland border
Note: Journal of Manolo Betancur’s trip to the Ukraine-Poland border, from May 9 to 17, 2022, with the aim of delivering the aid collected by friends and clients of Manolos Bakery to people in refugee camps. Léelo en Español aquí. By Manolo Betancur DAY ONE My first impressions of Poland What has most impacted my […]