Oakwood®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”), launched “Give With Oakwood” this week, a global campaign designed to spread kindness and compassion to vulnerable members of 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.
As a reflection of this commitment to caring for its guests, associates and the communities it serves, Oakwood has localised its community outreach by identifying partners that best serve the needs of each destination in a direct and most impactful manner.
“While most of us take our next meal for granted, we must recognize 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 localized efforts,” said Dean Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer 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. Please click here to access the list of participating Oakwood properties in Asia Pacific and their respective charity partner.
All seven Oakwood properties in London, the United Kingdom, will channel £1 to The Felix Project for every confirmed booking received via its website or agency partner. The Felix Project collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold and deliver these surplus food to charities and schools so that healthy meals can be provided.
In the United States of America, Oakwood will be lending its support to Feeding America, a non-profit organisation with a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other community-based agencies. 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.