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 […]
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 […]
With your donations we help built this wonderful oven in Ukraine
Good News From Ukraine. This is the result of your donations at Manolo´s Bakery. We all helped build this wonderful oven in Ukraine. This bakers at Xatuhka Nekapr (The Bakers House ) engaged in the heroic act of keeping the community unity through bread and resisting the invasion. This is part of the work we […]
¿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 […]
“I did it” is not only the end, it is the awareness of a better you.
My mother brought Rocky into my life. -“Rocky, ¿Do you believe that America is the land of opportunities?”- I was 8 years old the first time that I heard those words and those words marked me forever.
Don’t give up, choose a local hero and always be kind.
Three stories featured in my Small Business Awards thanks speech on the occasion of American Philanthropy Day.