New Project Focus: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
In 2015, Starwood and UNICEF celebrate 20 years of their Check Out for Children partnership. Together, guests and employees have raised over $30 million to help UNICEF improve the lives of over 4.5 million children.
Since January 1st 2015, funds raised by guest and associates through Check Out for Children, Make A Green Choice and Road to Awareness will help UNICEF provide clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities for children and families across Africa and the Middle East.
Every day, 1400 children die from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.
Yet, just $1 could help provide 9 children with safe drinking water for a month.
UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. In emergency situations, UNICEF also works to quickly provide children and their families with the vital water and sanitation services they desperately need.
The Middle East and North Africa is the most water-scarce region in the world, and two out of five people without access to safe drinking water live in Africa. Funds raised at your hotel will be helping UNICEF reach some of the most vulnerable children across Africa and the Middle East.
Thank you very much for encouraging our guests to donate!!