15 November 2017
IHG celebrates record week of fundraising activities for IHG® Foundation
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced a record-breaking week of fundraising for the IHG® Foundation.
During September’s IHG® Foundation Week, more than 100,000 IHG colleagues came together to raise over $350,000 for the IHG Foundation, by pledging their participation in a wide-range of awareness and fundraising activities. A record-breaking 1 million pledges were made across hotels and corporate offices in nearly 80 countries. This represented more than one pledge per second across nine days of activity and included 200,000 hours of volunteering.
Kate Gibson, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, IHG, commented: “We are extremely proud of the passion and commitment our people have shown in support of the IHG Foundation, which embodies the positive impact it is making in local communities around the world. This year’s IHG Foundation Week will make a huge difference in helping the charity to expand on the important work it is already doing to make the world a more hospitable place, by teaching people the skills they need to find work and to help families rebuild their lives in times of disaster.”
The IHG Foundation was launched as an independent charity in February 2016 and has since made more than 60 grants to 35 organisations. Most recently, it provided support to the American Red Cross and British Red Cross, following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and to the Mexican Red Cross for vital on-the-ground assistance after a devastating earthquake. It also assisted relief efforts in Puerto Rico through an existing grant to the American Red Cross’ Disaster Responder Program, and in September provided support following the earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province and widespread flooding in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
During IHG Foundation Week, IHG colleagues were encouraged to volunteer their time and take part in as many different fundraising activities as they could outside of their daily routines. Highlights included:
Crowne Plaza London – the City and Holiday Inn Whitechapel colleagues completed the '5 Peaks Challenge'.
The team at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central, Wisconsin, US, held a bake sale in aid of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
75 colleagues at InterContinental Semiramis Cairo, volunteered at a children's cancer hospital.
Colleagues from our Americas headquarters in Atlanta hosted a True Hospitality-themed Corporate Office Field Day.
Our sales team in Milan collected food donations and volunteered for local causes.
Hotel teams in Beijing came together for a fun-packed sports day.
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IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,300 hotels and more than 785,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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