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Check Out for Children

Check Out for Children is a partnership between Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, and Marriott International Inc (encompassing former Starwood Hotels and Resorts). The partnership supports Unicef Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) projects across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Launched in 1995, Check Out for Children is one of our longest standing and most successful partnerships. Guests at Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Hotels are invited to add US$1 (or the equivalent in local currency) to their bill upon check out, as a donation to Unicef .

Guests and employees together have raised more than $45 million to help Unicef improve the lives of more than 4.5 million children in over 50 countries across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Since 2015, all funds raised through the partnership have helped Unicef provide clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities for children and families across Africa and the Middle East.


In 2015, Unicef and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (now part of Marriott International Inc) celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their partnership. Since 1995, guests and employees have raised over $45 million to help Unicef improve the lives of more than 4.5 million children around the world.