‘Kilo of Kindness’ charity draws support for students in Turkey’s Gaziantep
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul is one of the more than 30 Mövenpick hotels across the world supporting the “Kilo of Kindness” campaign, which will run between Sept. 1 and 15, calling on guests and residents to donate at least one kilogram of clothing and educational supplies to local communities in need.
Launched by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in 2015, the highly-successful initiative, which honors the United Nations International Day of Charity on Sept. 5, will see donated items distributed to the local charity partners of each property, with a focus on children.
Guests and visitors are invited to drop off educational supplies and clothing at any participating hotel lobby during that period. Donations collected at Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul will then be distributed to Yığmatepe Elementary School in Şahinbey, Gaziantep with 25 students.
Last year, 8,500 kilos of supplies were donated by guests of participating hotels – a figure the hotel hopes to surpass with its 2018 campaign.
High-priority items include educational supplies and stationery such as books, backpacks, pencil cases, notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, erasers and scissors, and clothing and shoes for children.
Also, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul will treat each big-hearted guest with a scoop of complimentary Mövenpick ice cream for their valuable support of the “Kilo of Kindness” campaign.
For more information on participating hotels and the charities they are supporting, visit www.movenpick.com/akiloofkindness