Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai Celebrates Annual Hilton Worldwide Global Month of Service
Local Hotel Team Members Help to Strengthen the Community by Serving Shenzhen Rainbow Flower Children Reader
SHENZHEN, CHINA - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s annual Global Month of Service, throughout October, more than 20 volunteers from Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai and 15 volunteers from Hilton Shenzhen Futian visited the Song Ping Shan kindergarten with Shenzhen Rainbow Flower Children Reader. During the visit, the hotels donated 120 books to the kindergarten and the volunteers from both hotels read story books and interacted with more than 200 children. Community service is a tradition that has been embedded in the company for nearly 100 years. Throughout the year team members dedicate their time, passion and unique brand of hospitality to create positive change in their local communities. Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai’s efforts are a part of Hilton’s monthlong celebration of the company’s commitment to serving and enriching the communities where its team members live, work and travel.
“This activity at the Song Ping Shan kindergarten is the start of a series of community activities,” said John Burger, general manager, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai. “Together with Shenzhen Rainbow Flower Children Readers, we will carry out more activities which connect the community and the children, to enhance their reading habits and enable them to read more books.”
Prior to the visit, specialist from Shenzhen Rainbow Flower Children Reader gave the volunteers training on how to read the stories. During the visit, the volunteers were assigned different classes to read story books suitable for different age groups. After reading, the volunteers interacted with the children by teaching them things like how to fold a towel, safety and security, and how to have a healthy diet. The hotels will continue to visit schools and kindergartens of different communities with Shenzhen Rainbow Flower Children Reader in a monthly basis, to read books and interact with the children.
Global Month of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual community service initiative and mobilizes hundreds of thousands of Team Members from every region to engage in numerous volunteer events and activities happening around the world. Volunteers offer their time to support a wide range of projects including conserving natural resources, mentoring and training young people, creating amenity care packages for communities in need, collecting surplus food and distributing to underserved communities and aiding local communities devastated by disaster.
Since its inaugural service celebration in 2012, Hilton volunteers have provided support to more than 6,700 projects worldwide contributing more than 300,000 hours of community service. Last year in just one week, Hilton hosted more than 3,500 projects in 86 countries, volunteering more than 150,000 hours. The company aims to complete 3,750 projects across its global footprint.
Team Members are encouraged to share their personal stories of hospitality and community service. Throughout the month, photos, videos and stories will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account.
About Shenzhen Rainbow Flower Children Reader
The organization has official registered as an NGO in 2011, becoming the first legally registered NGO for promoting parent and child reading activities in Shenzhen. The mission of the organization is to promote family reading habit, build a healthy communication channel between parents and children, and let the children experience the fun of reading. The vision of the organization is to let reading become part of a family’s lifestyle, focusing on community family reading habit and immigrate workers’ children reading.
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