Kilo of Kindness, a successful initiative that is now on its fourth year, calls on guests to donate at least one kilo of food, clothing and educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world.
Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi has embarked on a campaign to support local initiatives through its ‘Kilo of Kindness’ global charity drive.
Launched by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in 2015, the initiative which honours the United Nations International Day of Charity on 5 September, calls on guests to donate at least one kilo of food, clothing and educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world, with a focus on underprivileged youngsters.
This year more than 30 hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are backing the campaign, which runs from 1-15 September.
Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of supplies at the hotel lobby during that period, which will then be distributed to Angels of Hope, a community-based organisation in Kenya’s slums of Kibera started in 2010 to support poor orphans and vulnerable children living with HIV/AIDS. Angels of Hope aims to achieve community development as well as eliminate hunger, homelessness and illiteracy.
Last year, 8,500 kilos of supplies were donated by guests of participating hotels – a figure Mövenpick hopes to surpass with its 2018 campaign. While each guest is encouraged to donate at least one ‘Kilo of Kindness’, all contributions will be gratefully received.
High-priority items include books, notebooks and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers and erasers; canned food such as tuna, soup, fruit, vegetables and concentrated milk; dry food like rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour, powdered milk, baby formula, tea and coffee; and clothing for adults and children.
For more information on participating hotels and the charities they are supporting, visit www.movenpick.com/akiloofkindness