SEOUL, 26 January 2010 — Local Mexican food chain Tomatillo, which has two locations in Seoul, is donating 100 percent of all sales on Thursday, February 4th to help the survivors of the devastating Haiti earthquake. Partnering with UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund), Tomatillo announced today that it will hopes to raise money to support UNICEF’s relief efforts for the children and families affected by the January 12th disaster.
On February 4th, you can help donate to UNICEF’s Haitian relief efforts by going to either of Tomatillo’s two locations and ordering food. “By eating, you can help other people eat,” said Peter Chun, Owner of the local Mexican restaurant chain.
“We wanted to do something for the victims of the earthquake, especially the children. When watching all the TV coverage of the kids out on the street with nothing to eat, I knew there was something we had to do,” said Chun.
Tomatillo’s business development manager, Stephen Reyes added, “Communities and small businesses around the world are banding together for this great humanitarian cause. Even though we can’t donate as much as a huge corporation, it’s my belief that every bit helps. Not only can we raise funds for UNICEF directly, but indirectly I hope we can inspire other people and businesses to reach out and do the same!”
Tomatillo is kicking off its partnership with UNICEF at the February 4th fundraiser and will continue raising funds for UNICEF’s programs through donations received in the coin-boxes located at the cash registers of each Tomatillo restaurant.
Make a difference in a child’s life by eating at one of Tomatillo’s locations on February 4th:
Gwanghamoon—Jongak Subway Station (Line 1) exit 6, 50m on the left.
Yeoksam—Located at Yeoksam Subway Station (Line 2) in the Gangnam Finance Center (GFC) Building, B2.
About Tomatillo Mexican Grill
Tomatillo Mexican Grill specializes in hand-crafted Mexican food prepared with fresh ingredients and innovative flavors. The Southern-Californian inspired Mexican food features a diverse menu of Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tostadas, and Nachos. Each Tomatillo restaurant also features an open-kitchen concept where customers can interact with staff to customize their meals. Founded in 2008, Tomatillo operates two fast-casual restaurants located in Gwanghamoon and Yeoksam. More information about Tomatillo can be found at www.tomatillo.co.kr
UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicef.org