In Thailand, six Mövenpick hotels and resorts, including Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok, Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok, Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai, Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin, and Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket, are participating in this meaningful campaign. The collected items, such as clothing, personal hygiene products, books, stationery, toys, and dry food, will be shared with local communities in need, with a focus on underprivileged children and women.
The local charities that the hotels have partnered with include, Kru Bannok project in Chiang Mai, which aims to support youth and teachers in under-served schools across rural Thailand; Baan Nok Kamin Foundation, a home to orphans, the elderly and those suffering from drug addictions; Bandek Ramindra School, a home to the blind with multiple disabilities; Women Correctional Institution in Nakhon Ratchasima; Baan-pa-mark Border Patrol Police School in Prachuap Khiri Khan; and Phuket Panyanukul School which caters to those with intellectual disabilities and hearing difficulties.
“All of us at Mövenpick and the broader Accor team are delighted to resume our ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign following the pause we took last year to focus on supporting our communities through the pandemic crisis,” said Steven Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer, Accor. “One of the passions of the Mövenpick brand is Mindful Sustainability, which encourages us to ensure that everything we do is not only good for our guests, but good for the world as well. Sustainability isn’t only about the environment – it is about caring for employees and for the communities our hotels serve.”
Now in its sixth year, the ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign is timed to honour the United Nations International Day of Charity on 5th September. 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.
Mövenpick is requesting donations of all kinds, with high-priority on items including books, notebooks and stationery; canned foods such as tuna, soup, fruit, vegetables and concentrated milk; dry foods like rice, beans, oats, cereals, powdered milk, baby formula, tea and coffee; and clothing and shoes for adults and children.
Mövenpick 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 #KiloOfKindness 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/akiloofkindness. More information on Accor’s sustainable development programme, Planet 21, is available at www.accorhotels.com/gb/sustainable-development/index.shtml