The Foundation was officially set up by the chairman of Destination Properties Mr. Gary Richard Murray in 2017. DKF aims to help socially disadvantaged or underprivileged children in Thailand with educational opportunities, medical support and social guidance for a chance of a brighter future. This includes encouragement in various fields in the form of funding or educational opportunities as well as other charities for children in particular.
Currently we help children such as orphans, disabled or children suffering from critical illnesses, abused, homeless/abandoned children or victims of illegal child labor/human trafficking. The Destination Kids Foundation has been assisting children-related charity organizations financially since 2016.
The foundation, which helps children in need throughout Thailand, is run by Bangkok-based Destination Group, whose hospitality and F&B arm Destination Properties operates hotels including Novotel Karon Phuket, Swissotel Resort Patong Beach Phuket, Sheraton Four Points Bangkok, Novotel Surin Beach Resort Phuket, Novotel Hooters Phuket, Novotel Hua Hin Beach Resort, and Ibis Styles Samui Resort in Chaweng, Koh Samui.
Additionally, ‘Properties’ sister unit Destination Eats runs a portfolio of food and beverage brands that includes Hooters Asia, Hard Rock Café Phuket, Big Boy, Wow Cow and the Drunken Leprechaun.
The Destination Kids Foundation is a Thai-registered Foundation with the mission of providing access to education, health and safety support for all vulnerable children in Thailand. We are a non profit organisation, that means that 100% of all donations are spent on our charity projects in Thailand, supporting over 2,000 children every year.
DKF is embracing international child protection standards and is fully committed to enrich the development and wellbeing of every child. A Foundation is a legal entity registered with the Thai Ministry of Interior for public benefit purposes such as charity, religion, arts, science, literature and education and other activities that may serve the public’s interest.