We love creating amazingly plush environments throughout the U.S, but an equal passion of ours is helping to create opportunities for disadvantaged & at-risk children across the globe. The Ferrarini family has always placed "giving more" as a core tenet of their personal & professional life.
In 2013 Matthew voyaged to San Pedro Sula, Honduras with his wife Fabiana Ferrarini & two children Enrique & Josiah (visiting Fabiana's extended family). The sight-seeing, music, culture, and hill-top panoramic views of the country were stunning, but the persistent manifestation of poverty, hunger, and destitution created a mellow over-cast. Since their first family trip to Honduras, Matthew & his wife Fabiana set out to help make a difference - and today they are. Every kitchen design package purchased, Ferrarini Kitchens will donate a percentage to OYE. Every fitness program sold by fitness icon Fabiana Ferrarini, a percentage will be donated to OYE.
The Organization for Your Empowerment (OYE) was founded in 2005 by Ana Luisa Ahern and Justin Eldridge-Otero, inspired by a vision of a society where youth have a powerful voice and the knowledge and resources to use that voice to create positive change in their lives and their communities. OYE is an innovative youth development NGO operating in El Progreso, Honduras. While not replacing formal education, OYE seeks to supplement, facilitate, and go-beyond what at-risk Honduran youth learn in their home and school environment. Approaching development and leadership from a dynamic point of view, OYE engages and builds youth leaders through partial, merit-based high school and university scholarships, capacity-building and leadership workshops and community engagement initiatives in the arts and sports.