Barcelona, Spain, June 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Apartment Barcelona, the leading company in touristic rentals and apartment sales in Barcelona, has joined the new edition of the ‘Checking Solidario’ campaign to fight against child poverty. The company will donate one Euro to the Casal dels Infants centre for the support of disadvantaged children for each reservation made from the beginning of June until September 15, 2014.
The Checking Solidario scheme was created last year by Apartur, the association of holiday apartment management companies in Barcelona. In the first edition, the participating companies raised 7,418 Euro, which went to the ‘Vincles del Casal dels Infants’ project. This project supports mothers and infants from 0 to 3 years old who are at risk of social exclusion in the Barcelona neighbourhoods of El Raval, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Badalona and Salt.
“We are very proud to continue taking part in this excellent initiative and to be able to contribute in the fight against child poverty,” explains David Aguilar, director of Apartment Barcelona. “We are extremely grateful to the campaign promoters for their hard work, the tourists who, contribute greatly to the campaign through their reservations, and above all, the volunteers and employees at the Casal dels Infants for their wonderful work.”
Taking a stand against social exclusion
The Casal dels Infants is a non-profit organisation which was created 30 years ago in the Raval neighbourhood in order to help children, young people and families from vulnerable socioeconomic backgrounds. Through various educational, training and employment programs, as well as providing a space for general support, the organisation works to ensure that every family has access to equal opportunities, regardless of their background.
“Aside from collaborating on an economic level with the Casal dels Infants, the Checking Solidario campaign allows us to help spread awareness of the association’s work among visitors,” explains Sandra Roig, Marketing Manager of Apartment Barcelona. “We believe it’s a great opportunity to strengthen the bond between the tourism industry in Barcelona and the city’s social organisations.”
The Casal dels Infants has more than 1200 volunteers who support programs in the fight against social exclusion in the Raval neighbourhood of Barcelona, and in the towns of Sant Adrià del Besós, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Badalona and Salt.
The organisation also collaborates with international projects in Tangier and Casablanca (Morocco).
About Apartment Barcelona
Apartment Barcelona is an online touristic apartment and real estate agency specialised in rentals for days, weeks, months and years, as well as apartment sales. The company offers a wide variety of holiday rentals in Barcelona in a range of central locations, from luxury apartments in Barcelona to studios, and from rentals near Las Ramblas to beach apartments in Barcelona. For more information on the company, discounts and special offers, visit www.apartmentbarcelona.com.
For more information contact:
Apartment Barcelona Marketing and Communication Department