Community Programs/Philanthropy News
In response to Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the central islands of the Philippines, Hilton Worldwide has set up a disaster relief matching program for Team Members and Hilton HHonors members to support recovery efforts. Funds donated will support the ongoing provision of immediate relief, including emergency shelter, healthcare, water, sanitation and tracing and restoring family links, and also towards eventual recovery support to the affected population.
Soldier Returning From Fourth Deployment Receives Family Reunion Surprise from Homewood Suites by Hilton
Upon returning from his fourth deployment in Afghanistan, Army Sergeant First Class Russell Zink thought he was spending a three-day leave with his wife and two kids in Atlanta. But unbeknownst to him, Homewood Suites by Hilton had arranged for more than 20 of his extended family members to fly in from across the country – including family he hadn’t seen in nearly a decade – for an all-expense paid family reunion. The surprise reunion (click to download reunion video) took place the afternoon of August 23, 2013 at Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown, a dual build property with sister brand Hilton Garden Inn.
A new children’s library has opened in Chicago, Ill. as the result of a collaboration between Homewood Suites by Hilton and early childhood education nonprofit The Books for Kids Foundation. The new Homewood Suites Books for Kids Library at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning – North Lawndale, located at 3701 West Ogden Avenue, will ensure that all of the more than 235 at-risk children from low-income and mostly single family homes served by the center will have access and regular exposure to new, age-appropriate books regardless of their parents’ or guardians’ schedules or means.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has announced the much anticipated release of “Lewis The Duck Lends a Helping Wing,” the fourth edition in the hotel brand’s “Lewis The Duck” children’s book series. Created to help its guests stay connected with young ones at home while on the road for extended business trips, the book series illustrates various aspects of business travel through the experiences of the brand’s beloved mascot, Lewis the Duck.
A new children’s library has opened in Memphis, TN as the result of a collaboration between Homewood Suites by Hilton and early childhood education nonprofit The Books for Kids Foundation. The new Homewood Suites Books for Kids Library at the Hanley Head Start Center, located at 2635 Spottswood Avenue, will ensure that all of the more than 200 at-risk preschoolers served by the center will have access to brand new books, reading programs and other educational tools that serve as key building blocks for early literacy skills.
Today, a new, first-of-its-kind library opened in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas as the result of a partnership between Homewood Suites by Hilton and early childhood education advocacy group The Books for Kids Foundation. The new library, built in the Education Station Center, will ensure that all at-risk preschoolers served by the school will have access to brand new books, reading programs and other educational tools that serve as key building blocks for early literacy skills.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, an international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the availability of its third children’s book. “Lewis the Duck Goes to Mexico” finds the brand’s mascot and his family on an exciting adventure through Mexico. The first book, “Lewis the Duck and His Long Trip” was introduced in 2008, and was followed a year later by “Lewis the Duck goes to Canada.”