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Choice tackles homelessness

July 30, 2015 3:56 pm Category: Australia & New Zealand, Charity, Latest News, social responsibility A+ / A-
Choice Hotels are getting involved with homelessness

Choice Hotels are getting involved with homelessness

Choice Hotels Australasia is proud to launch the campaign ‘Your Stay Is Building The Foundations To Prevent Youth Homelessness’, with the aim of raising more than AUD$55,000 to build a new studio for a young person at risk of homelessness through charity partner Kids Under Cover.

Held between 3 and 9 August, during Homelessness Prevention Week, Choice Hotels will donate AUD$2 from every night stayed across their portfolio of more than 230 hotels across Australia, including the Econo Lodge, Comfort, Quality and Clarion hotel brands, and the Ascend Hotel Collection. The significant donation will fund the build of a new studio for the Kids Under Cover Studio Program, and will be built by Choice Hotels’ head office staff and franchisees in 2016.

The Kids Under Cover Studio Program offers fully relocatable unique accommodation that are constructed on the grounds of the family/carers home to provide young people at risk of homelessness with a secure and stable environment to grow into healthy adulthood.

Trent Fraser, Choice Hotels Chief Executive Officer, is very proud to be working with Kids Under Cover for a second year. “Choice Hotels partnered with Kids Under Cover because of their amazing accomplishments in helping families to stay together,” Fraser said. “We thank all of our guests, staff and franchisees for getting behind this initiative and giving disadvantaged young people the opportunity to reach their full potential,” he said.

Jo Swift, Kids Under Cover’s Chief Executive Officer, said the organisation firmly believes the most effective way to reduce the number of young people experiencing homelessness is through prevention. Without such interventions, young people will increasingly become the face of homelessness in Australia.

“With the support of community minded businesses like Choice Hotels Australasia who understand the importance of making people feel at home, young people will be able to build a brighter future,” said Swift.

Aimed at raising awareness of the issue of youth homelessness and the importance of early prevention, Kids under Cover are the only organisation in Australia that offer the unique combination of relocatable housing, and education/job training scholarships for homeless and at-risk young people.

Learn more about Kids Under Cover 

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