School in southeast supported by charity drive
ISTANBULThe Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul calls on guests and residents to donate clothing and educational supplies to help local families in need as it launches the 2017 “Kilo of Kindness” charity drive.
The global campaign, which marks the U.N. International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, will see donated items distributed to less fortunate local communities by each hotel’s charity partner.
Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of clothing and educational supplies in the hotel lobby during the two-week campaign, which runs from Sept. 1 to 15. They will be donated to 35 students of Mengelli Elementary School in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Birecik district.
Last year, 926 kilos of supplies were donated by participating Mövenpick hotels.
Educational supplies in demand include books, notebooks and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners and scissors. Clothing donations will be received as well. The Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul will treat each philanthropist with a scoop of complimentary Mövenpick ice cream for their support.
The campaign is part of “Shine,” Mövenpick’s global corporate social responsibility program. Shine’s initiatives are grouped around three pillars—Environment, Employer and Social Sustainability—with education being the common focus.
For more information, visit www.movenpick.com/akiloofkindness.