Here’s some heart- and tummy-warming news. The family behind Vancouver’s beloved Anh and Chi, having been former refugees from Vietnam themselves, are launching a campaign to help raise emergency funds for Ukraine via the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)—Canada.
From now until May 15 proceeds from Anh and Chi’s Reservation-By-Donation program will be donated to the cause, contributing to the expected 4 million displaced Ukrainians with safe shelter, food and necessities. Brother and sister owners Amelie and Vincent Nguyen are matching donations up to $5,000.
“Our parents, Lý and Hoàng Nguyễn, arrived in Vancouver as Vietnamese refugees by boat in 1980 and what is happening in Ukraine reminds our family of that devastating time—the displacement of so many women, children and seniors,” explains Amelie. Adds Vincent: “We are fortunate to position Anh and Chi to do important things with our community, backed by an incredible team and caring guests.”