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Purchase With Purpose

MAKE A DIFFERENCE with COMO Hotels and Resorts and MasterCard®
 

To celebrate World Food Day on October 16th 2017, COMO Hotels and Resorts have partnered with Mastercard® to give back to local communities. The Purchase with Purpose scheme, running from October 1st to December 31st 2017, will provide 10 nutritious meals for underprivileged children every time a guest settles their bill with a Mastercard credit card. Each of COMO's 13 hotels and resorts across Asia, Australia, Europe, America and the Carribean have reached out to their local communities to ensure that the Purchase with Purpose scheme benefits children in the immediate vicinity of the hotel or resort. 

Beneficiaries for this year’s Purchase with Purpose programme include:

●      Parkerville Children and Youth Care: Protecting and caring for the most vulnerable children and youth who have suffered chronic histories of abuse. Supported by COMO The Treasury, Perth, Australia.

●      Gawailing Happy Home: Providing shelter, food, psychological support and legal aid to women who find themselves in vulnerable situations. Also provides a home to 20 children at any given time, serving three meals daily, year round. Supported by COMO Uma Paro and COMO Uma Punakha in Bhutan. 

●      Panyanukul School: Providing educational and skill-training opportunities to 280 disabled children from Phuket and the surrounding provinces. Supported by COMO Point Yamu, Phuket.

●      Baan Kho NaKa School: A primary school on Naka Yai Island, Thailand serving 30 students, supported by COMO Beach Club in Phuket.

●      Santisuk Foundation: Catering to the needs of 1,100 special needs children living in slum communities in Bangkok. Supported by COMO Metropolitan Bangkok.

●      Yayasan Peduli Kemanusiaan Bali: Providing rehabilitation and education for Balinese children who have physical disabilities, and who are unable to access formal health care facilities. Supported by COMO Uma Ubud, COMO Shambhala Estate and COMO Echo Beach (opening December 2017) in Bali.

●      Maafushi School and Guraidhoo School: Providing primary and secondary school education to 580 children. Supported by COMO Cocoa Island in the Maldives.

●      Thaa Gaadifushi School: Providing primary school education to 50 children. Supported by COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives.

●      The Felix Project: A food bank that collects fresh food from supermarkets, wholesalers and retailers, and redistributes it to charities and schools across West London. Supported by COMO The Halkin and COMO Metropolitan London in the UK.

●      Feeding South Florida: A hunger and poverty advocacy group providing nutritious food and innovative educational programmes. Supported by COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach in the USA.

●      Food for Thought: Food for Thought provides breakfasts to school students in North, Middle, South Caicos, Salt Cay, Provincials and Grand Turk Islands. Supported by COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands

 

Guests and diners can share in this effort to raise awareness about World Food Day and COMO’s food initiatives by tagging pictures of COMO meals with #WorldFoodDay2017 and #COMOCares on Instagram and Facebook.

For more information, please contact:

Dominique Backhouse,
COMO Hotels and Resorts
Group PR Manager - Asia
T. +852 9088 1096
E. dominique.backhouse@comohotels.com

Chris Orlikowski,
COMO Hotels and Resorts
Group Director, PR and Communications
T. +44 7799 831905
E. chris.orlikowski@comohotels.com