Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings back its ‘Kilo of Kindness’ charitable campaign for 2021 with a call to action for guests around the world

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the return of its ‘Kilo of Kindness’ campaign – inviting guests to donate at least one kilo of food, clothing or educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world. More than 45 Mövenpick hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are supporting the campaign, which runs throughout the month of September. Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of supplies at any participating hotel lobby, which will then be distributed locally by the charities each hotel has partnered with.

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.”

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.

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