Upwork donates $100,000 in services to help Airbnb.org maximize its impact with access to highly-skilled professionals
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Upwork, the world’s work marketplace, today announced a donation of $100,000 in talent credits to Airbnb.org, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world. Upwork’s highly-skilled professionals will use their expertise to help power Airbnb.org’s efforts to provide free temporary housing to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, and asylum seekers – including its most recent commitment to help up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine as a result of the ongoing war.
With a network of independent professionals located in more than 180 countries offering expertise across more than 10,000 skills, Upwork’s grant will connect Airbnb.org with freelance talent who can be hired remotely and immediately to help meet a number of needs, including creative design and NGO partner support, to scale its humanitarian initiatives.
“Since the war in Ukraine began, it has been critical for us to apply our resources to help support businesses and independent professionals during this time while also supporting our mission of creating economic opportunities so people have better lives,” said Margaret Lilani, vice president of talent solutions at Upwork. “We are proud to help Airbnb.org, a like-minded organization, find ways to support communities when they are most in need.”
“Upwork brings more to the table than just a monetary donation. Access to the network of highly skilled professionals across the Upwork marketplace will help increase our impact during this critical time and allow us to support those who have lost so much and are working to rebuild their lives,” said Katherine Woo, Head of Airbnb.org.
The inspiration for Airbnb.org began in 2012 with a single host on Airbnb named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by…