Partnerships – 18 June 2018

New partnership with Radisson Hotel Group

Through a new global partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, the Radisson Hotel Group aims to have its 1,400 hotels support more than 1,100 children and help establish meaningful local relationships with SOS Children’s Villages worldwide.

Corporate partners play an important role in supporting our work for children and families in vulnerable circumstances. Our exciting new partnership with the Radisson Hotel Group, launched in April 2018, focuses on the shared theme of hospitality, as aligned with SOS Children’s Villages’ mission and Radisson Hotel Group’s aim to provide food, shelter and better futures to children.

“We can accomplish what we do for children, young people and families thanks to the commitment and support of our partners,” says Patricia Molano, Head of International Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy at SOS Children’s Villages International. “We are delighted to launch this partnership with Radisson Hotel Group, through which we join forces to empower children and strengthen communities from the ground up.”

In countries around the world, SOS Children’s Villages and the Radisson Hotel Group aim to engage in meaningful local relationships that will benefit children, families and communities.

Responsible Business is at the heart of our company’s promise of making every moment matter, which also means that we support and help advance the communities in which we operate,” says Federico J. González, President & CEO, Radisson Hospitality AB and Chairman of the Radisson Hotel Group Global Steering Committee.

“The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group created a unique opportunity for us to align our company’s commitment to a common global cause that truly will help make a difference in the world, especially for our children and youth,” Mr González adds. “Our partnership with SOS will allow us to help provide a home and a better future for the most vulnerable children in the world.”

Through the partnership, each Radisson Hotel Group hotel has committed to support children from all around the world and in addition, they will help to mobilise local supporters and volunteers to support us in our goal of ensuring that no child grows up alone. Additionally, hotel guests will be invited to engage as well. By connecting the partnership to Radisson Rewards, the group’s loyalty programme, members can redeem points for donations towards SOS Children’s Villages.

Moving forward, this global partnership will translate into locally relevant collaborations. They will be shaped in each country to best reflect the local context and local needs.

“Currently our colleagues all over the world are exploring together with Radisson Hotel Group teams how we can best join forces at a local level, so that we can reach the greatest impact for children and families in local communities,” Ms Molano says.

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