As keen promoters of responsible tourism, from 1 July to 1 October 2019 we’re taking part in the 7th edition of the Check In Solidario initiative organised by the Asociación de Apartamentos Turísticos de Barcelona (APARTUR) by donating €1 from every booking to the Vincles project run by the Casal dels Infants in Barcelona to help at-risk mothers with toddlers under the age of three.
The main goal of the project is to strengthen the ties between mothers and their children, boost learning, encourage good habits and help mothers find work and integrate successfully into society. Past editions of the Check In Solidario initiative helped over 2,700 mothers and toddlers.
Last year, the 6th edition beat all records, with 54 companies and 2,470 holiday apartments taking part. Each apartment donated €1 from each booking made between 1 July and 1 October 2018. In total, the Check In Solidario raised €19,396 for the Casal dels Infants in 2018.
Friendly Rentals donated €3,985 of the €19,396 raised, which accounted for 20.5% of the total. We were delighted with our contribution and this year hope to raise even more.
Thanks to all our customers for helping us support this wonderful cause. Many mothers and children have benefited from your generosity and we hope many more will in the future. We would also like to thank APARTUR for its efforts to promote a responsible and sustainable model of tourism that delivers some of the benefits of tourism to those members of society who are most at need. Thanks to you we are able to continue our work with these good causes. Together anything is possible!