EAT WELL, DO GOOD
ONE FAMILY ORPHANAGE
Here in Provence, we're privileged to live in a lush, green countryside that provides a bounty of fruit and vegetables. Not everybody is so lucky. That's why we donate 50% of the profits from each bottle of olive oil and truffle oil to the One Family Orphanage in Haiti and purchase a fruit tree for them for every tree adopted at Les Pastras. Your purchase helps make a difference to children in a part of the world that desperately needs your help. Thank you for giving!
To see more about the plight of Haiti's children and what One Family does to help, click here.
SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES
When Canadian couple Samantha Jackson & Farzin Yousefian decided to forgo their fancy wedding and donate the money toward bringing a Syrian refugee family to Canada, we were inspired. We donated $2,000 to help.
To date, more than 350 people have donated and together, we have raised an incredible $56, 219. Every donation to this cause sends a strong message: refugees are welcome in our communities. The family is expected to arrive in early 2016. Together, with a group of four friends and many supporters, Samantha and Farzin will spend the next 12 months helping this family make Toronto home – private refugee sponsors commit to assisting with everything from connecting the newcomers to local elementary schools, to finding an apartment, to registering for OHIP and securing employment.
100% of donations made will fund these efforts. Every dollar of the money raised will pay for the family's shelter, food, clothing, and everything in-between for their first 12 months as permanent residents of Canada. Interested in learning more or making a donation? Click here.
BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
When we heard the story of a boy named Brandon in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program who was falling behind in school, we knew we had to step in. Though a very bright and artistic ten-year-old with a passion for learning, he had to wait in line at the computer lab instead of doing his homework with the help of a personal laptop, like all his friends. He also struggled in subjects his mother couldn't help with. Les Pastras purchased a laptop for him and paid for a tutor who is assisting him with all his coursework. He has now caught up and is even excelling!