CHARITY TALK DINNERS
It all started when…
Taste of Hope, was founded in Santa Barbara, CA. Saba Tewolde, an Eritrean refugee decided to lead in service to help her people. Dissatisfied with her monthly sponsorships coming from her salary, she decided to build her own foundation for the people of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Saba and her team were able to help disabled people, women, and orphans.
Now, she is taking things to a new direction with the founding of Quality Time Dinner and Manna Backpack. Through her charity talk dinners, Saba does not only want to share her culture but also hopes to raise awareness for children in poverty.
Guests to her charity talk dinners savor the unique flavors and taste of Ethiopian cuisine while having the privilege of listening to her stories of loss, despair, fear, and hope. Through her moving and heart-wrenching tales, Saba hopes to inspire people to take action and fulfill their moral obligation to serve those in most need of help.
Proceeds from her cooking classes, private dinners, and catered events go to the children of Manna Backpack, her non-profit organization. Their goal is to send 100 000 backpacks for the children of Ethiopia and refugee children of Eritrea. These bags will be filled with notebooks, pencils, erasers, pens, highlighters, and $50 stipends to support their families.
" Our everyday lives, largely composed of superficial and worthless factors, have robbed us all of time which is ever-fleeting. Saba grounds her listeners to the present for an overdue and necessary reflection. Her stories, albeit revealing of frailty, bear so much strength and power it humbles people and compels them to act with urgency. Saba's Charity Talk Dinner is an invitation to be empowered and to empower."
- PATRICE DEL MUNDO
In Eritrea and Ethiopia, children walk many miles to school while holding their books in their hands or carrying them in bags made from scraps of their mothers' dresses. We want to send as many backpacks as we can for the children of Ethiopia and refugee children of Eritrea, in the camp. These bags will be filled with notebooks, pencils, erasers, pens, highlighters, and $50 stipends to support their families.