LELA hits the road

Salsa LelaLELA (Lead, Encourage, Live and Act), the symbol of the altruistic side of the Salsa and Salsa tour, has recently turned 3 years old. She started a a little piggy bank at Salsa and Salsa in Mazatlan in 2010, filled with hope, positivity and love for the community. Since then LELA has collected over $30,000 USD for many organisations and charities world-wide and continues to touch the hearts of many guests who visit Salsa and Salsa in Mazatlan, Cozumel and Cabo San Lucas.

LELASalsa and Salsa also takes care of the communities, with charitable giving, which is awesome!” – Jonathan S.   South Carolina

We also gave to L.E.L.A. and paid it forward to help those in need!” – Heidi Bradshaw

They also have a program of donation to deserving organizations.” – Travelsalotindiana

 It was the perfect excursion: great staff and family-friendly – plus Salsa and Salsa even supports various charities.”  – Glenn F, Texas

Many guests who joined Salsa and Salsa and donated to LELA themselves, suggested their favorite charity to the Dancing Chefs. The simplicity of paying it forward has been the driving force behind this initiative. LELA has supported small and big charities alike.

Hands On NashvilleCozumel humane societyBack2Back

LELA has grown up and the time has come for her to discover the world. The Dancing Chefs are very proud and excited to announce that LELA will hoof out to discover unknown trails. During the last 3 years charities were embraced by LELA at 3 locations in Mexico, but now LELA will visit and help out your charity with the most amazing FUN-raiser you can think of. Yes… it’s true: the Dancing Chefs will hit the road and visit your location to with the #1 Tour from Mexico.

Do you need to spice up your charity dinner or event? The Dancing Chefs will teach everybody how fun cooking and dancing can be…. Salsa style! For more information and availability, send an email to salsaandsalsausa@gmail.com.

And finally…. one last big OLÉ!!!!!!!    🙂

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Salsa and Salsa dancing into the New Year

Welcome 2013Understanding our purpose is not always so easy, running with the world’s pace is even more frustrating. We watch TV and hear stories about the unthinkable or we read the tales about explorers wondering how they achieved their goals.
In order for us to understand our purpose we have to think and make sure we have designed a solid plan for our lives.
resolutionEvery year millions of people make new years resolutions and then begin the first day of January worried and nervous and wondering when and why they are going to fail. Its almost part of the resolution knowing that it really won’t last anyway but – hey what the heck! I think New Years resolutions are quite ridiculous, because I feel that daily resolutions better serve us.
New years resolutions are made to be broken and if you think for one moment about that,  you’ll also see that everyone of us has daily personal challenges that we might spend a life time trying to correct or understand or even care to define. I love Rick Warrens book” The Purpose Driven Life” because through it all I come to understand that the greatest gift on earth is the privilege to understand your purpose and to be able to love.
I work with the most amazing group of woman better known as the Dancing Chefs. To tell you the truth, I wish I was starting out in my twenties working and dancing and wondering and dreaming about my life. Dreaming, no problem, time left on this planet, an issue!
The purpose of our show is to entertain but the back end of our show has a purpose much more important. At every show we collect for a different charity around the world through our Miss Lela (see www.salsalela.com) and each month we give away hundreds of dollars to that charity.
dancing chefs 2012
We all feel and know and think the same about Miss Lela that our show has purpose, even heart and compassion.
Salsa and Salsa has reached over $30k for different charities around the world. We think its our purpose to help animals, sick and impoverished people on this planet, one dollar at a time, one day at a time, we forge ahead to make our purpose known.
This year and the next (just in case) my personal resolution will be to create a foundation for Lela, so that we can continue to Lead, Encourage, Live and Act as our beautiful creator intended.
This year we will all continue to Dance for those who can’t, to cook for the handicapped and continue to discover our purpose driven lives. Moving through the world and through ourselves to ignite the love we share.
Happy New Year from All the Dancing Chefs
And may you achieve your highest goals in the name of love!
dancing chef leonique

“Care for today, hope for tomorrow”

In the beginning of this summer we had two guests, Rodolfo and Becca, visit “The Original Salsa and Salsa tour,” in Mazatlan. Dancing Chef Maaike is quick to make friends and conversation. At the show she discovered that the couple had just moved to Mazatlan in order to develop a new location for their organization called Back2Back Ministries. Back2Back Ministries is a faith based organization who help needy orphans in different locations. They currently have missions in USA, India, Nigeria and Mexico. When the Dancing Chefs heard of this, we knew that Back2Back Ministries would be a perfect candidate for Salsa L.E.L.A.’s charity of the month.

 

Salsa L.E.L.A. picked Back2Back Ministries for the month of June, 2012. We managed to collect a total of $906.00 USD for this special cause. What was most exciting was that Dancing Chef Maaike, Dancing Chef Leonique and myself, Dancing Chef Melissa were able to present the check in person to Rodolfo and Becca. It was a meeting full of stories exchanged, and lots of laughter. In this meeting they also had the chance to explain how the money would be spent.

Back2Back Ministries’ location in Mazatlan is in the beginning process of development.  They need a lot of support at the moment.  At this time they are working with a ranch for disabled orphans called “Rancho de Los Ninos”. Unfortunately the ranch has had several break-ins. Safety is the top priority for the children and for this reason the biggest need is at the moment is building a perimeter wall to prevent any more break-ins. The money that Salsa Lela has donated will be assisting in making this happen!

 

Salsa Lela and the Dancing Chefs are ecstatic to be supporting such a wonderful cause like Back2Back Ministries. Salsa Lela gives a variety of different causes the opportunity to complete critical goals that need to be met. Pay it Forward!

Sincerely,

Dancing Chef Melissa

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