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November 2020

Giveaway gift bag for fundraisers

Community Response to The Fundraisers During Covid

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This past year we’ve taken on several fundraisers in our establishment to help those in need. Some of the first were donating food to senior homes and front line health workers. It was incredible to see the smiles on their faces during such a difficult time.

With increasing trouble around the world, we decided to take on a couple more this year.

Lebanon Fundraiser

This past summer, after the devastating explosion that rocked Beirut, Lebanon, we launched a fundraiser. Our intent was to raise funds for the people affected by the blast to help.

The blast in Lebanon caused many deaths and injuries, on top of the havoc it created in a country that has seen so much unrest in the last while. Lebanon was already rocked by political unrest, inflation and increased poverty and on the brink of starvation due to Covid. To help those in need, we donated 50% of one week’s sales in August to the Lebanese Red Cross. We urged people to book a table or order takeout or delivery. If they could not make it, we asked that they consider donating to the Lebanese Red Cross directly at the link.

The community response on and off line was incredible. We collected $5000 for the people of Lebanon. To show our appreciation and thank the community for their overwhelming response and generosity, we’ve created this video.

Server wearing Lebanon t-shirt

UN Solidarity With The Palestinian People Fundraiser

This month, we’ve launched another giveaway in celebration of the United Nations (UN) Solidarity with the Palestinian People Day which is observed on November 29th. This giveaway is meant to raise funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The Agency provides assistance and protection for 5.6+ million Palestinian refugees and the Near East. For several decades, Palestinians were the largest refugee population in the world. Only in recent years did Syrian refugee numbers surpass those of Palestinians due to the civil war in Syria.

The UNRWA has recently undergone major funding shortages. Recently, they deferred employee salary due to lack of funds and that means less help is going to those most in need and gravely affected by Covid, poverty and displacement. Some of the refugees the UNRWA cares for have been found looking for food to feed their families in garbage bins.⠀

In honour of the occasion, 10% of our month long sales will go to the UNRWA. We will announce the winner on the same day of the event.

Giveaway Details

To increase our donation amount, we’ve decided to launch a giveaway for a chance to win one of our famous gift bags. Inside the gift bag:Giveaway gift bag for fundraisers

  • Handmade mask with embroidery
  • T-shirt of the campaign
  • $50 gift card
  • Kaak (holiday date cookies) pastry
  • Keffiyeh (famous Palestinian black and white scarf)
  • Coffee ☕️ beans

To enter:

  1. Like this post ❤️
  2. Follow @yafacafe
  3. Tag a friend you think would love to try our food (unique names, each line is an entry, no celebrities pls)
  4. Order takeout
  5. Post a story or photo with your takeout order. Must use the @mention or we will NOT see it

Instagram Inc. does not sponsor, administer, nor associate with Yafa Cafe. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram responsibilities, and agree to Instagram’s Term of Use.

Let’s try to help however we can We know our community is generous so let’s do it again and help those in need. Since the new lockdown measures have been place in Winnipeg, we are open daily from 11am to 9pm for takeout, delivery and pickup.

Top Choice Award Nomination

Yafa Cafe has qualified as an Official Nominee for the 2021 Top Choice Awards Survey, competing for the title of Top Choice Middle Eastern Restaurant of 2021 in Winnipeg.

Top Choice Nomination Badge

We just received this news recently and thrilled. Another testament to the community support we receive. In order to win the the award, we need your help:

  1. Visit
  2. Search for Yafa Cafe to vote
  3. Share the voting link on social media with your friends and family
  4. Your feedback is important for us

Thanks again to our great big hearted community!

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