HYATT CAPITAL GATE ABU DHABI AWARDS COMMUNITY GRANT TO EWA’A
EWA’A receives a $10,000 Grant; Calls For Facebook Votes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (December 9, 2012) – As part of Hyatt Community Grants, a philanthropic program that empowers Hyatt associates to guide charitable giving, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi announced today that it has awarded Ewa’a with a US$10,000 grant to further the organization’s efforts in the economic development and investment.
Hyatt Community Grants, a key component of Hyatt Thrive – Hyatt’s global corporate responsibility platform – encourages hotels around the world to identify and nominate local nonprofits for funding consideration through Hyatt Hotels Foundation. The program builds on Hyatt’s belief that no one better understands a community’s most pressing issues – and their solutions – that those that live and work there.
“Since June 2012, we have been teaming up with Ewa’a in funding or manpower to support their tremendous impact in the Abu Dhabi community,” said Ashwini Kumar, general manager of Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. “We are fortunate that Hyatt Thrive gives us the means to identify and support their work, and we hope the community will help secure additional funding for Ewa’a in the Facebook campaign, which runs through the end of the year.”
Support Ewa’a in Hyatt’s Vote. Give. Thrive. Campaign
New this year, the Abu Dhabi community can help further extend Hyatt’s financial support of Ewa’a. Now through December 31, visit the Vote. Give. Thrive. campaign on Hyatt’s Facebook page to vote daily on which of the 26 Hyatt Community Grant recipients will receive additional funding from Hyatt. The nonprofit with the most votes will receive an additional US$10,000, and the second and third place organizations will each receive an additional US$5,000. Visit Facebook.com/Hyatt to vote and for more details.
“Receiving this grant is a great honor, and we are thankful that Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi nominated our organization to be the recipient of this generous donation,” said Maitha Al Mazrui, Development and Coordination Manager. “Our funding goes a long way toward tackling Human Trafficking, and we are looking forward to the chance to receive additional dollars.”
Participating nonprofits have a significant local impact and support one of Hyatt Thrive’s four pillars – Environmental Sustainability, Education & Personal Advancement, Economic Development & Investment, or Health & Wellness.
About Hyatt Community Grants
Funding for Hyatt Community Grants is provided by Hyatt Hotels Foundation, a donor-advised fund created in conjunction with the National Philanthropic Trust. In 2012, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will be among 26 Hyatt properties from around the world awarding more than US$300,000 in grants to nonprofits in their local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2008, Hyatt hotels have awarded more than US$1,350,000 to nonprofit organizations in 103 communities and 34 countries around the world.
For more information about Hyatt Community Grants, please visit www.hyattthrive/philanthropy.com.
About Hyatt Thrive
Hyatt's global corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive, is designed to help make our communities places where our associates are proud to work, our guests want to visit, our neighbors want to live and owners want to invest. Harnessing the power of more than 90,000 associates worldwide, Hyatt Thrive brings together teams of passionate people to focus on positive local efforts that create a significant global impact.
For more information about Hyatt Thrive, please visit www.HyattThrive.com.
About Hotel Name
Hyatt hotels are smaller-sized properties conveniently located in close proximity to diverse business and leisure areas. With hotels typically ranging from 150 to 350 rooms, Hyatt hotels offer guests the opportunity to experience our hospitality in a vibrant environment. Customers include individual business and leisure travellers, and Hyatt hotels can also accommodate smaller scale business meetings and social gatherings.
About Nonprofit Partner
The Ewa'a Shelters in Abu Dhabi was established in 2008 and became operational in January 2009. It provides temporary shelter for up to 130 women and children victims of human trafficking and offers psychological, medical, and legal assistance as well as support in rehabilitation. In general, Ewa'a seeks to address the impact of human trafficking and uphold the worldwide principle of human dignity.