USHG HUGS Employee Relief Fund

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ABOUT USHG HUGS


At Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), our guiding principle of Enlightened Hospitality is a virtuous cycle that begins with our valued team members. Our people are at the core of what we do and if they should encounter unforeseen hardship, we want to be able to lend a helping hand. In 2020, we formalized our commitment to assist our people with the creation of USHG HUGS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) fund to support USHG team members who are facing unexpected and exceptional financial needs.




HOW IT WORKS


Our USHG HUGS employee relief fund offers grants to help cover essential life needs. The Fund is governed by a Board of Directors, which ensures the program meets its objectives, embodies the spirit and values of USHG, and grants all contributions appropriately. All grants are reviewed by the Board of Directors, which is made up of impartial representatives from a cross-section of USHG’s businesses. They review funding requests and award support based upon established criteria. 


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FOR APPLICANTS


Current USHG employees in good standing can apply for a grant using this form. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, former employees who were employed by USHG as of 3/18/20 are also eligible for this grant. Employees who are facing accessibility issues or need help filling out an application should call 646-747-7272 or ask a manager for support in submitting an application.




FOR DONORS


Anyone can contribute to USHG HUGS. Donate via PayPal at ushg.link/donation or by wire transfer by emailing us at hugs@ushg.com


If you are a USHG employee, you may set up a one-time or weekly payroll deduction from your salary by filling out the Employee Salary Donation Election form. Payroll deduction is a simple way to become a sustaining member.  



THE FINE PRINT


USHG HUGS is a 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in Delaware. The organization’s address and phone number are as follows: 853 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10003; 212.228.3585. The purpose of the charity is to raise funds for current and former employees and close relatives of Union Square Hospitality Group. The donation you make is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

Disclosure Statement: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.



Please email us at hugs@ushg.com with any questions.