IHG Foundation Week 2016: A record-breaking year!

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IHG Foundation Week was another record breaking year with colleagues from IHG branded hotels and corporate offices all around the world taking part and pledging their support for the IHG Foundation.

The week kicked off in Greater China, where over 40,000 colleagues took part in activities from bicycle rides to fundraising events. A week later, the baton was passed on to the rest of the world to get involved and show their support, where colleagues volunteered for local charities, collected unwanted clothes, organised bake sales, and so much more. In the remaining regions, we had over half a million pledges of support – what an achievement!

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In addition, IHG® Rewards Club members across the globe were able to donate their points to the IHG® Foundation. 

More than 120,000 colleagues in 81 countries took part making nearly 720,000 pledges. This huge effort has meant that colleagues at IHG and in IHG branded hotels were able to raise over US$350,000 - money which will relieve those impacted by disaster, and help communities to develop hospitality skills. The funds will also be important in protecting the environment and investing in local communities, setting the foundations for stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities around the world.

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We have already seen how this money can help those when they need it most. The IHG Foundation has responded to numerous disasters this year, working with local charities to help those affected by disaster including in the US, Italy, Fiji, and China.

It has also made 12 proactive grants to 12 organisations so far this year. The grants have already made a difference to people around the world, for example, helping young people develop hospitality skills in the heart of the Rio, supporting the vulnerable out of homelessness in London, and providing job skills and training to the disadvantaged in North America.

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