Tao Group Hospitality Cares is the philanthropic and charitable arm of Tao Group Hospitality.
Tao Group Hospitality Cares strives to make a positive impact on the communities Tao Group Hospitality serves, supporting causes that are most meaningful to its employees and diverse group of guests. We work with numerous organizations, paying special attention to causes related to youth development, health and wellness, and cancer research. By leveraging our portfolio of brand name venues in key markets like New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Singapore and Sydney, Australia, Tao Group Hospitality Cares is able to raise funds through creating unique activities, hosting events in our properties or surrounding communities, and enabling employees to give back through exclusive volunteer opportunities.
2020 Year in Review
The TAO Cares COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund launched on March 30th, 2020 in the beginning of the pandemic. Since then, we have provided:
Employee relief fund grants awarded.
Employees benefitted from weekly grocery distributions.
Thanksgiving and holiday meal kits provided to employees.
Backpacks with school supplies given to children of our employees.
Diapers and baby wipes provided to employees with young children.
2019 Year in Review
Hours volunteered to support children’s hospitals, youth homeless shelters, animal welfare organizations, and local communities.
Meals donated to homeless shelters, food rescue organizations, and tasting table events.
Raised for programs to support students living with autism and associated career opportunities.
Raised for cancer research through the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Raised to support the Covenant House homeless youth shelter and specifically its mother-child program.
In-kind donations to help support 501c3 charities in our local communities and organizations our employees’ support.
Charity events and fundraisers held in our venues throughout New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
World Autism Awareness
For the fifth consecutive year, Tao Group Hospitality Cares will participate in World Autism Awareness Month including sensory inclusion training for all employees and expanding the work-study programs for students with autism within Tao Group Hospitality venues. This is made possible through donations to charities like Eden II Programs, Autism Speaks and Kulture City.
In partnership with Kulture City, Tao Group Hospitality will become one of the first global hospitality groups to have sensory inclusive restaurants. Staff members at each venue have completed a training program regarding how to welcome and host guests with sensory needs. Additionally, each venue will have sensory inclusion packs (including headphones, a weighted blanket, visual feeling thermometer, fidget spinner, stress ball, and a KC VIP Lanyard) for families to borrow while they are dining in the venues.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Tao Group Hospitality Cares supports Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating 10% of proceeds from select food and beverage specials throughout the month of October to the American Cancer Society. Additionally, Tao Group Hospitality employees participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, and are the leading team with over 1,000 walkers each year.
Homeless Youth Support
Tao Group Hospitality Cares supports development for homeless youth through a partnership with the Covenant House in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and through the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth in Las Vegas. In an act of solidarity and support for the Covenant House, every year Tao Group Hospitality employees sleep outside so homeless youth don’t have to, raising funds for simple everyday needs in the shelter such as healthcare, meals, and career readiness training.
In an effort to promote mindfulness, Tao Group Hospitality Cares has curated a mindfulness menu that includes several mental wellness resources.
In addition to supporting the above company-wide programs, Tao Group Hospitality employees volunteer serving food, mentoring youth, and promoting animal adoption and wellness throughout the year.
Tao Group Hospitality Cares strives to make a positive impact on the communities and individuals Tao Group Hospitality serves, supporting causes that are most meaningful to its employees in addition to their diverse group of guests. They work with numerous organizations, specifically supporting causes related to youth development, health and wellness, and cancer research. Learn more about our community partners and how you can get involved with their efforts today.
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