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Team Members from Hilton Zurich Airport Celebrate Second Annual Hilton Worldwide Global Week Of Service
Local Volunteers Join Thousands of Team Members Across 90 Countries and Territories by Serving Retirement Home Giebeleich in Glattbrugg and Reverend Sieber`s Welfare Centre
October 08, 2013
ZURICH - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 – 12, more than 18 volunteers from Hilton Zurich Airport are hosting a special lunch held for nearly 100 inhabitants of the Giebeleich Retirement Home. Additionally the volunteers will unite to personally deliver 83 kg of toiletries from the hotel to the Sieber Welfare Centre.
Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across the six distinct brands and more than 250 properties in Europe. Hilton Zurich Airport’s efforts are a part of Hilton Worldwide’s weeklong celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where Hilton team members live, work and travel, which this year includes hundreds of hands-on service projects globally.
“The Giebeleich Retirement Home is a valued part of our community and we are thrilled to offer the residents a special experience with a delicious 3-course lunch at our hotel. Through this activity during the Global Week of Service, Hilton team members will share their passion and expertise to spread the light and warmth of hospitality in the local community,” said Michael Reinhardt, general manager, Hilton Zurich Airport.
Heinz Bossart from the Giebeleich Retirement Home said, “My daily business is to offer people a place that feels like home. I am very pleased to know that with Hilton Zurich Airport as a partner I can offer our residents the little extra, which makes this a special day for them.“
By donating toiletries to the social aid organization, Welfare Centre Sieber, Hilton Zurich Airport found a perfect partner that is strongly tied to the local community. Hilton team members will be delivering the products to a great number of people in need.Christoph Zingg from the Sieber Welfare Center said, “Eighty-three kilograms of shower gels, shampoos and soaps at first may not sound much, but with Hilton Zurich Airport’s donation we can help many people bring normality and comfort to their homes.”
Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together Hilton team members from across Hilton Worldwide's corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team.
During Global Week of Service, Hilton team members will be encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos, videos and stories from Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service events will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account throughout the week.
In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide’s inaugural Global Week of Service, Hilton team members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 cities across the company’s global footprint. The projects focused on engaging team members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 1,200 service projects.
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