My Name is Quinn Sylow and I am one of three interns for RefuTea. I managed to get involved with RefuTea through a classmate of mine through university. The more I heard about RefuTea the more interested I became and I wanted to play an active role in its development. I have always had a strong interest with the plight of refugees and its rare to come across a business that has refugees as an integral part its venture. What struck a cord with me about RefuTea is that it provides a practical solution to problems that many resettled refugees experience in Grand Rapids Michigan.
I am responsible for contacting resettlement agencies around West Michigan, specifically the Greater Grand Rapids area. Not only do I maintain current partnerships with cafe’s and other companies I am involved with finding new broadening RefuTea’s exposure through new clients a and media outlets. Additionally I organize the donations that are a direct result of every purchase made.
Through every cup of tea you drink, keep in mind, a resettled family is able to keep warm, finish their homework, cook a meal and much, much more! This allows refugees the platform to engage and reintegrate into the community with a lot more ease thus making the community, city or state you live in a more vibrant and happier one.
I encourage all Tea drinkers, make your next cup a RefuTea cup! You will be helping a local business, aiding refugees while enjoying a wonderful cup of Tea.
Hello beautiful people of the world. My name is Adesinmibola Olabode, I am the newest addition to the RefuTea family. It is a privilege to be part of such an amazing team of people that are invested in rewarding the strives of the refugees in our local community. It has always been my desire to be part of the team, but university work did not give a chance. As soon as I was done with that I knew that I had to be part of this initative/business venture. I will be the Research and Development intern.
Why should you buy RefuTea?
We produce delicious blend of loose leaf tea and use the proceeds to sponsor refugees. We have a variety of six blends of tea. We have African Spiced Pear, Fujian Rose Green, Cranberry Cheer, Raspberry Refuge, Peaceful Peppermint and Colombo Crème Earl Grey. These blends can also be infused into a lot of different things for example pastries, skin care products, cocktails and et cetera.
Welcome to RefuTea! I hope you explore the blog for stories about the refugees impacted by RefuTea, blog series on entrepreneurship and tasty tea recipes!