Oakwood has initiated Give With Oakwood, a global campaign designed to provide meals for the less privileged in society.
From now until August 7, 2020, more than 80 Oakwood properties around the world will make a contribution towards a local community, charity organisation or food bank with every reservation made. Oakwood has localised its community outreach by identifying partners that best serve the needs of each destination.
“While most of us take our next meal for granted, we must recognise that poverty and hunger exist even in the most affluent nations. At a time when the world is in distress, these impoverished communities suffer more significantly. Give With Oakwood is our commitment to provide relief to these communities, making small but meaningful impacts through localised efforts,” said Dean Schreiber, CEO of Oakwood and managing director of Oakwood Asia Pacific.
In Asia-Pacific, where rice is a staple for most people, each Oakwood property will make rice donations to a local community or charity organisation with every direct booking received.
All seven Oakwood properties in London, the UK, will channel one pound (US$1.24) to The Felix Project for every confirmed booking received via its website or agency partner. The Felix Project redistributes surplus food to charities and schools.
In the US, Oakwood will be lending its support to Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks. For every confirmed reservation made under the Give With Oakwood rate, US$2 for each day of the booking will be contributed to Feeding America.