ABOUT ASPEN CLONE FOUNDATION

Hello, and thank you for visiting our site. On behalf of our President and Founder Frank G. Eusebio and all our staff and volunteers here now and yet to come, we sincerely thank you for taking the time and learning more about what we are doing. We are a newly created non-profit whose sole purpose is breaking the yoke of generational poverty in America.

Why America with the top economy in the world?

Because poverty doesn’t care where you live, and hunger taste the same in every part of the world. America has provided more charity in the form of monetary donations, food, medicine, missionaries, disaster assistance, and much more than any nation in the history of the world. America will continue to be a generous nation, and we believe as we move families out of poverty in America, we will be creating ambassadors to eradicate poverty around the world.

Our Mission

ABOUT OUR NAME

Aspen Clone Foundation Corp

Our name “Aspen Clone Foundation Corp” is a mission statement in and of itself. The Aspen Tree known to grow in mountains or higher grounds has unique characteristics the mimic our vision. An aspen tree can grow beneath the ground for 50 years before ever sprouting up out of the ground. The roots can extend out up to 131 ft from the center. When it finally sprouts out of the ground, it will do so all along the root structure. With 131 ft root diameter it is an area bigger than a football field and it’s one single tree which is called a Clone. That’s the vision of Aspen Clone. Like a seed we are starting very small in Tampa, FL gradually spreading our roots by helping local communities and eventually sprouting all over the state and the country leaving no needy family behind.

The Aspen tree once out of the ground only lives about another 40-150 years, but the roots structure can live for thousands of years sprouting new trees where old ones die off. In Utah an Aspen Colony or a group of Aspen Clone are estimated to be 80,000 years old.

Like the Aspen tree root, we aim to build this foundation to stand the test of time supporting new clones throughout the US and eventually the world. May God grace us with the opportunity to help families out of poverty for generations to come.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Frank G Eusebio was born in the Dominican Republic in 1974. He was brought to the US in 1984 and lived in South Florida for 34 years before moving to the Tampa, Fl area where he started Aspen Clone Foundation Corp. Frank was raised by a single mother and an older sister. His life has been shaped by life experiences. Born in a third world country without a father he knows what struggle looks like. “I grew up in my grandfather’s house until I came to the US. My grandfather Eugenio Eusebio was a great man. He was a great example of what a good man is, I can look back at many of the good choices I made in life and credit his example for having made the right choices”, says Frank. “He taught me the value of hard work and dedication to family.” Once he arrived in the US Frank and his sister Julie settled in with their mother Maria Eusebio and for the first time in their lives, they lived separately from the rest of their family which included his grandparents and 7 aunts and 3 uncles. “Life was hard, we didn’t have much before, but once we were on our own, we had way less. Fortunately for us, we attended a small church community that quickly rallied to provide what they could to make sure we had what we needed.” As God would have it, it was a tragedy in the church that God used to bless them. After the senseless killing of Frank’s Sunday school teacher and the church’s music director Onelia and Rolando Betancourt while they were working at a new and soon to be open restaurant. “It was terrifying thought; I was 9 and she was my Sunday school teacher. She was probably the first adult I got close to and I was scared and heartbroken”. Sometime after the funerals, the family donated their furniture and kitchenware to Frank and his family. “Even in DR we had more than we had at this point in our lives, so this was a life changer for us, it taught me the value of helping others.

“No one influenced me like my mother Maria Eusebio. She was as hard working as they come. She was a housekeeper when I was growing up. Sometimes she’d clean two or even three houses in a day and then she’d come home to cook, and work on ladies hair, manicures, and pedicures for a few extra bucks in order to take care of us. In the summers, my sister and I would often go to help her clean houses. But my mother was always volunteering to help others, cook for the church or whatever. She had a no turning back attitude and she was determined to push through. The only babysitter I ever knew in the US were chores. Those chores kept me out of trouble, I was more scared of facing my mothers then I wanted to play outside. She kept us working and I hated it. But like Mr. Miyagi, it taught me a lot without realizing I was in school; the school of life.”

Frank credits life with his single parent mother as the reason why he has a soft spot for single parents. “I know what it takes to crawl out from the bottom, I’ve seen it done. I know all the great things my mom championed for us, and I know the areas where she couldn’t help us”. This is where our vision comes from; filling the gap. We realize it really does take a village to raise a child and while the village has changed the need for community is still there for us. The local church is a great example, and many churches do a great service to their community that for the most part goes unnoticed by the masses. But serving people is about whom you serve not who celebrates you.

“When I die, I want to be celebrated, with drums and Salsa music, dancing and great food”. And I want my tomb stone to read “He came, he saw, he did something”.

FRANKIE’S FOR THE KIDS CATERING

A division of Aspen Clone

We have a dream of being able to provide tutoring, counseling, and training to impoverished families in our community. One of the pillars of our beliefs is that of hard work. All the talent and brains in the world won’t get you anywhere without a good work ethic. So we are leading by example.

We saw a need and we are trying to fill that need, but we lack the resources to begin. But like his mother Frank has a no looking back attitude. While holding a full-time job, Frank has given up his weekends to Cater Corporate events, Weddings, Birthday parties, and any other events of 50 persons or more. Providing live on site cooking demos. Frank says “We need One Million dollars to get our vision off the ground, we welcome every donation, but before we go out and ask for one, we want to prove we are worthy by putting in our own sweat and tears into this project and raising the first $250 thousand on our own”.

Frankie is a talented chef. He’s been cooking since age 12. Chef Frankie has a unique sense of flavor combining Caribbean spices with a modern American and Mediterranean flare to create a unique and exciting menu.

On October 20th, 2019 he entered Latin-Times Magazine’s Top Latino Chef competition at the Taste of Latino Food & Wine Festival in Tampa, FL. “It was my first time ever competing in a cooking competition, my first time ever cooking at a festival, my first time using a 36″ Paella pan, and therefore my first time making a paella of this size. Everything went wrong for us that day, Needless to say, I was utterly surprised when I was voted Top Latino Chef 2019 based on that dish”.

A foodie’s favorite chef. Frankie cooks live onsite dishes, while mingling with guests and dancing to his salsa music. “It’s about having fun and delivering great food. I always cook my food like I’m cooking for me and my friends. No shortcuts….Great food every time” says the chef.

APPETIZERS

Signature Black Paella

Traditional & Award Winning Paella

Manghettis

Black Seafood Pasta

Arroz con Pollo

Locrio de Lechon

SEAFOOD

Signature Black Paella

Traditional & Award Winning Paella

Manghettis

Black Seafood Pasta

Arroz con Pollo

Locrio de Lechon

PASTA

Signature Black Paella

Traditional & Award Winning Paella

Manghettis

Black Seafood Pasta

Arroz con Pollo

Locrio de Lechon

LATIN FAVORITES

Signature Black Paella

Traditional & Award Winning Paella

Manghettis

Black Seafood Pasta

Arroz con Pollo

Locrio de Lechon

SANGRIAS

Signature Black Paella

Traditional & Award Winning Paella

Manghettis

Black Seafood Pasta

Arroz con Pollo

Locrio de Lechon

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