8 June 2016

Marriott’s fundraiser puts youth employment back on the menu

The Renaissance Minsk Hotel raised € 21,000 through a Charity Event as part of Marriott's Europe-wide "World of Opportunity" initiative. Photographer: Renaissance Minsk Hotel

Marriott’s successful "You Eat, We Give" fundraiser for SOS Children's Villages is back! For a total of 92 days, Marriott-branded hotels in Europe turned some of their favourite dishes into donating dishes.

Across the globe, there is a huge need to help young people develop employable skills.  As part of Marriott’s Europe-wide “World of Opportunity” initiative, the You Eat, We Give promotion aims to tackle youth unemployment by donating to SOS Children’s Villages’ Youth Programmes, which provide vocational training and life-skills training.

Throughout May, June and July, Marriott is donating €1 (or local equivalent) for every champion dish served at participating restaurants. From the outer edges of Russia to Portugal, each of the participating restaurants has one donating dish on its menu – some of them are featured on Marriott Europe's Facebook page.

Since its launch in 2012, You Eat, We Give raised almost € 400,000 for SOS Children’ s Villages. Together, Marriott and SOS Children's Villages have so far developed long-term local partnerships supporting young people in 20 European countries.