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Published on : Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Hilton Worldwide recently celebrated its commitment to community service through its annual Global Month of Service (GMS), the company’s month-long, global initiative to help address social, economic and environmental needs around the world. This year, Team Members united to work on 4,145 projects contributing more than 213,000 volunteer hours in 92 countries.
Community service is a tradition that has been part of the company’s identity for nearly 100 years, and throughout the year Team Members dedicate their time, passion and unique brand of hospitality to create positive change in their local communities and the wider world. Drawing on the success of the company’s Global Week of Service, Hilton expanded its celebration of service to the entire month of October this year, reinforcing its commitment through a myriad of projects including environmental cleanups, providing nutritious meals to underserved communities, mentoring and training young people, providing support for veterans and creating hospitality care packages for those in need.”As our founder Conrad Hilton once said, ‘Think big. Act big. Dream big,’ and that is the spirit behind our Global Month of Service,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide.
“This year, we set ambitious goals to impact more people and communities as we came together to volunteer and celebrate our passion and commitment to serve others. Mobilizing Team Members to prepare food for the under privileged in India, to provide career training support for young women in Saudi Arabia or to renovate a youth center in the U.S., not only enriches the lives of those we are serving but it also enriches our teams by fostering greater empathy and connections to the communities around us.”
Throughout October, Hilton worked with a global network of local community organizations including Soap4Hope, The Boys & Girls Club, Tomorrow’s People, Kickstart for Kids, International Youth Foundation (IYF) and St. Mary’s Food Bank. Projects were tracked through LightStay, Hilton’s corporate responsibility measurement platform used to record the company’s impact across more than 4,500 properties globally.