Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ recent ‘Kilo of Kindness’ charity drive proved fruitful, with guests around the world donating a total of 8,500kg of food, clothing and educational supplies for disadvantaged families.
The initiative, running from September 1 to 15, encouraged guests and residents of Mövenpick properties worldwide to donate at least one kilo of supplies, and in turn saw overwhelming generosity and a positive outcome from 46 properties spanning Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Books, notebooks, stationery, clothing and unperishable goods were collected, which will now be distributed to disadvantaged local communities by the charities each property has partnered with – from clothing banks and day care centres, to organisations supporting orphanages and schools for underprivileged children.
Senior vice president, HR, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Craig Cochrane expressed his delight with the charitable donations: “We are overwhelmed by the kind-heartedness of our guests and residents around the world and would like to thank each and every one of them for their generosity. By donating these essentials, we hope to make a difference to the lives of families in need as part of our ongoing support to the communities where our hotels and resorts are located.”
The ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign is part of ‘Shine’, Mövenpick’s global corporate social responsibility programme, which is made up of three pillars — Environment, Employer and Social Sustainability — with Education being the common focus.