"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest"
- Benjamin Franklin
We built Noni's Kitchen as a legacy project to honour the passing of our friend Michael Bublé's Grandmother, Yolanda Santaga.
Noni's Kitchen provides at least one meal per day for 300 students at our school in the Dominican Republic, Centro Educativo Toribio.
All of the funds that were given in lieu of flowers went towards building Noni's Kitchen, outfitting it with appliances such as a fridge and a stove, and providing support for ongoing maintenance such as power, running water, groceries, utensils and other utilities. Donations that continue to come in go directly towards maintaining the operations of Noni's Kitchen and feeding our students.
As much as Noni will be missed, her love of cooking and passion for giving will live on forever!
With the passing of Noni's Husband Midge in 2018, we've been able to honour his legacy as well with the build of a second Noni's Kitchen in our new Secondary School which feeds another 300+ students every school day.
Our two Noni's Kitchens in honour of Midge and Yolanda Santaga now provide a hot meal every school day to over 630 students!