The successful initiative, now in its fourth year, calls on guests to donate at least one kilo of clothing and educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world.
Mövenpick Hotel Doha and Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha is helping local people in need as part of the 2018 ‘A Kilo of Kindness’ global charity campaign.
Launched by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in 2015, the highly-successful initiative, which honours the United Nations International Day of Charity on 5 September, calls on guests to donate at least one kilo of clothing and educational supplies to disadvantaged communities around the world, with a focus on underprivileged young people.
Mövenpick Hotel Doha and Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha are among the 30+ hotels across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East supporting the campaign, which runs from 1-15 September.
Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of supplies at the hotel lobby during that period, which will then be distributed to Qatar Charity – a non-governmental organisation dedicated to carrying out humanitarian and development programmes to fight global poverty by working in partnership with vulnerable communities regardless of faith, race, gender or political beliefs.
Last year, 8,500 kilos of supplies were donated by guests of participating hotels – a figure Mövenpick hopes to surpass with its 2018 campaign. While each guest is encouraged to donate at least one ‘Kilo of Kindness’, all contributions will be gratefully received.
High-priority items include books, notebooks, and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers and erasers; and clothing for adults and children.
For more information on participating hotels and the charities they are supporting, visit www.movenpick.com/akiloofkindness