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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The story that I am about to tell, it’s about the person behind the hands in the picture, five hundred dollars, and the lesson of love and wisdom that a 74 old baker in my bakery, taught me, while I am preparing my trip to Poland to complete my mission: deliver the money we collect […]
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.
Three stories featured in my Small Business Awards thanks speech on the occasion of American Philanthropy Day.