Support Bringing Children Home to Loving Families
Chicago, IL – November is National Adoption Awareness Month and Gift of Adoption Fund (GOA) is introducing a program that provides hoteliers with a way to support adoptive families through in-kind donations of unused hotel rooms in cities across the U.S. and around the world. GOA provides funding for completing the adoptions of vulnerable children. The mission of the 501c3 charity is to fill the financial void that separates child from family – through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive.
“Nearly half of the families adopting within the U.S. must travel away from their home towns, often to other states,” says Pam Devereux, CEO for Gift of Adoption. “They may need housing in a hotel for two to 30 days while waiting for their child to be healthy enough to leave the hospital and for all the adoption paperwork to be finalized.” Similarly, families adopting internationally often make several trips to a foreign country to complete the adoptive process and bring their child home. The goal of the program is defray travel expenses, which represent as much as 30 percent of the approximate $36,000 cost of an adoption. Hotelier support will enable GOA to assist more families in completing adoptions.
How hoteliers will benefit
“We believe this program is a win for hoteliers who want to engage their local community and customer base with an uplifting message,” says Devereux. More than 81 million Americans have considered adoption and 77 percent have a positive view of adoption. Participating hotels will be designated “Official Hotel Partners” and will have an opportunity to promote their support of adoptive families to their audiences and among GOA’s 350 volunteers and 4,000 donors nationwide, through www.giftofadoption.org and social media channels. By working with Gift of Adoption, hoteliers can support adoptive families within a structured program that reduces the administrative burden for the hotel property.
An estimated 2,000 hotel room nights across the U.S. are needed, primarily in major cities and near hospitals. There is also a need for hotels outside the U.S., mostly in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, with locations near major airports. GOA is open to discussing any level of donation and/or partnership.
An estimated 153 million children worldwide, including 400,000 in the U.S. are growing up without families. Helping a family adopt a child in need transforms a life forever. Donations to Gift of Adoption help complete adoptions of otherwise vulnerable children – giving them the chance for life-long stability. As a hotel partner, you can share in the joy of bringing children home to loving families.
For more information, please contact Sharon Komlofske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-205-2784 ext. 506.
About Gift of Adoption
Gift of Adoption Fund (https://www.giftofadoption.org) is a national 501(c)3 charity that provides the final funds needed to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children. The organization awards grants of up to $15,000 to provide families – regardless of race, religion, age, marital status, or sexual orientation – the financial support needed to bring their children home. Gift of Adoption Fund has been recognized by Charity Navigator, America’s Best Charities and the Better Business Bureau.