BANGKOK, 3rd September 2021 – Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok has announced the return of the ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign – inviting guests to donate at least one kilo of food, clothing and educational supplies throughout the month of September. The collected items will be shared with local communities in need, with a focus on underprivileged children Ban Dek Ramintra. The hotel joins more than 45 Mövenpick hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East who are similarly collecting items, with a global goal to gather some 25,000 kilos of donations. Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of supplies at the lobby of the Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok from September 1-30.
“Mövenpick believes that sustainability isn’t only about the environment – it is about caring for our employees, our neighbours, and our community here in Bangkok,” said Mövenpick Mr.Richard Grandis. “Last year our efforts were focused on supporting people through the pandemic crisis and we are now pleased to be able to return to our annual ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign which provides food, clothing and educational supplies to those in need – especially young people who deserve our attention and care.”
While guests and local neighbours are invited to donate a ‘Kilo of Kindness’, all contributions are welcome and gratefully received. High-priority items include books, notebooks and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers and erasers; canned foods such as tuna, soup, fruit, vegetables and concentrated milk; dry foods like rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour, powdered milk, baby formula, tea and coffee; and clothing for adults and children.
Now in its sixth year, the ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign is timed to honour the United Nations International Day of Charity on September 5th. In 2019, a record 21,921 kilograms of supplies were donated via the participating hotels – a figure Mövenpick hopes to surpass with its September 2021 campaign.
“While each guest is encouraged to donate a ‘Kilo of Kindness’, generosity knows no ideal weight. Every gram counts and all contributions are welcome and gratefully received,” added Mr. Steven Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Accor.
Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok encourages acts of kindness by sharing stories of donations, philanthropy and community service. Throughout September, guests, fans and followers are invited to spread the word about the ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign, using #AkiloOfKindness and #InternationalCharityDay to tweet on Twitter, post on Facebook or share on Instagram.
For more information on participating hotels and the charities they are supporting, see below or visit www.movenpick.com/akiloofkindn