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 both its team members and diverse group of guests. We work with numerous organizations, paying special attention to causes related to team member health and wellness, youth development, cancer research, and food insecurity. By leveraging our portfolio of brand name venues in our markets worldwide, Tao Group Hospitality Cares enables team members to give back through exclusive volunteer opportunities.
2022 Year in Review
Grants distributed totaling $27,980. The company accumulated 5,730 Volunteer Hours throughout the year.
In-person and virtual guests for panel discussions during Black History Month & Women’s History Month. Hosted 568 team members for luncheons celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Month, Pride Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month. Hosted 239 active military/veteran families during Veterans Week.
Team members participated in workout classes focused on physical & mental wellbeing in 7 cities in the month of May.
Raised for Autism Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion. Became the first fully sensory inclusive hospitality group by training 692 team members at 23 restaurants in partnership with Kulture City.
Raised to support the Covenant House Homeless Youth Shelter.
In in-kind donations to support local community organizations through auctions and raffles.
Raised for Breast Cancer Research in 7 cities. Over 810 team members participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, making us the #1 team in all US cities.
Meals given to families suffering from food insecurity in 7 cities between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Made holiday wishes come true for over 42 families by gifting children and families their most needed items.
Raised for Action Against Hunger providing water, hygiene, and health programs to malnourished children in the UK.
2021 Year in Review
COVID-19 Employee Relief funds distributed.
Vaccine appointments secured through our vaccine appointment program.
Raised for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 650 team members participated, making us the #1 team in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago and Connecticut.
Raised for Autism Awareness Acceptance & Inclusion. 4 restaurants completed Kulture City Sensory Inclusion Training Certification.
Team members participated in 4 expert-led virtual events focused on mental health & wellness.
Raised for local LGBTQ youth organizations helping provide crisis& drop-in services for LGBTQ+ homeless youth.
Raised to support Action Against Hunger, providing water, hygiene, and health programs to malnourished children in the UK.
Nutritious meals donated to individuals suffering from food insecurity, local homeless shelters, and pediatric cancer children’s hospitals in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Connecticut, and the United Kingdom.
Dedicated employee volunteer hours to help make all of this possible.
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.
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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