• Global Café Puerto RIco

Global Café Proceeds Support Puerto Rico

FSU’s Center for Global Engagement and the Puerto Rican Student Association (PRSA) co-hosted the first Global Café of the semester Friday, October 6, which served as a fundraiser for disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico following the recent devastation from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

“I’m so proud of everyone that came out,” said Odalyz Guzman, PRSA president. “I think the event represented the spirit of the culture very well from the loud atmosphere to the great food.”

More than 300 people attended the Global Café, and additional donations were accepted. Proceeds from Global Café plates and cash donations benefit United for Puerto Rico, an initiative led by the First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Roselló, to provide aid to those affected by the hurricanes. 

“We will be sending a total of $1,177.50 to the non-profit,” said Noah Curbelo, PRSA’s treasurer. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and plan on doing more fundraisers in the future to help out our people on the island.”

Global Café provides students, faculty, staff, and members of the Tallahassee community with an opportunity to enjoy authentic international cuisine and music at this student-led fundraiser for just $7 per plate (cash or check only). Attendees arrive beginning at 11:30 a.m. and enjoy meeting with students from the featured culture and dining until food runs out.

The community can look forward to two more Global Café dates this semester.

  • October 20, South Korea, Korean American Student Association
  • November 3, Caribbean Islands, Caribbean Student Association

Individuals interested in supporting Puerto Rico’s recovery can donate directly here. To receive weekly updates about the CGE’s upcoming events, subscribe here.