GetYourGuide starts donation campaign to support SOS Children's Villages
GetYourGuide, the biggest online platform for tours and attractions
worldwide, supports SOS Children's Villages with a donation campaign. For every tour booked
between 12/01/2011 and 12/31/2011, GetYourGuide will donate 1 Euro for the aid projects of
SOS Children's Villages.
Berlin, December 1, 2011:
The final amount of the donation, which will be transferred to SOS Children's Village by the end of the year, depends upon the number of tours booked in this period. Therefore, GetYourGuide customers are an important part of the donation process.
GetYourGuide is convinced that SOS Children's Villages, whose primary concern is the educational support for disadvantaged children and teenagers, is the ideal partner for its donation campaign. Johannes Reck, CEO of GetYourGuide, sees similarities between the two partners: "As a platform for tours that highlight the cultures and sights of the world, GetYourGuide also aims for the spread of education." With its donation, GetYourGuide supports the Christmas campaign of SOS Children's Villages.
This campaign includes the aid project to strengthen families in Zimbabwe. The continued existence of this project depends upon regular donations. In Zimbabwe, the number of people infected with HIV is particularly high. Because of this, the education of many children is not guaranteed, as many grow up with extremely ill parents or none at all. The SOS-project to strengthen families secures the basic needs of these children and increases their educational opportunities.
In Germany, SOS Children's Villages currently focuses on its facilities in Nuremberg and Furth-Erlangen. The SOS-youth welfare services and the SOS-job training center urgently need financial support to continue to provide career training for vulnerable teenagers.
GetYourGuide decided to support these important aid projects. Tanja Korn, responsible for company cooperation at SOS Children's Villages states, "Donations are assigned to many places and every company can decide where its donations are applied to. However, there are aid projects that need a special focus. We are happy when companies trust our judgments and donations can be assigned to where they are needed most."
SOS Children's Villages is charity organization which supports disadvantaged children, teenagers, and adults around the world. The idea goes back to the Austrian, Hermann Gmeiner, who founded the first SOS Children's Village in Imst/Tirol in 1949. SOS Children's Villages offer various forms of support to strengthen and stabilize relationships so that children can grow up with their own families. The aim is always to build communities that create opportunities to learn skills for careers, so that children can enjoy positive and caring relationships. SOS Children's Villages is active in 42 countries around the globe. The organization operates through 126 aid projects and supports over 178,000 people in need.
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