Kindness by the kilo weight

event August 25, 2017 15:50

By The Nation

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Movenpick Hotels & Resorts is calling on guests to help families in need around the world by supporting the 2017 “Kilo of Kindness” charity event from September 1 to 5.

To mark the UN International Day of Charity, this global campaign invites visitors to donate at least one kilogram of supplies, clothing and educational supplies to support the communities.

Educational supplies in demand include books, notebooks and such basic stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners and glue. Clothing donations will be well received too, as well as canned and dried (unperishable) foods such as rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour and powdered milk. Donations can be dropped off in hotel lobbies and will then be distributed to disadvantaged local communities by the charities each property has partnered with. 

“While this is a global campaign, it’s very much a locally focused initiative that aims to unite our guests and residents to support a good cause – giving back to the communities where our hotels and resorts are located,” said Olivier Chavy, president and chief executive officer of Movenpick Hotels & Resorts. 

“By donating educational supplies and other essentials, they can help support underprivileged families, giving them a chance to learn and develop and providing them with hope for a brighter future.” 

Last year, 926 kilograms of supplies were donated to 12 participating hotels – a figure Movenpick hopes to surpass with this year’s expanded campaign. 

The “Kilo of Kindness” campaign is part of Shine, Movenpick’s global corporate social responsibility programme. Shine’s initiatives are grouped around three pillars – Environment, Employer and Social Sustainability – with education the common focus. 

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