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Hilton Worldwide Invites Customers to Get Hands On in the Community Today

Nearly 700 To Volunteer Across San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Washington, D.C. and Jersey City, N.J.

June 15, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.

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MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide sales team members are inviting customers in seven major markets - Washington, D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando and Jersey City, N.J. - to get Hands On in the community today after a busy week of meetings.

In partnership with each city's HandsOn Network affiliate, an enterprise of Points of Light, nearly 700 volunteers will participate in projects identified by HandsOn Atlanta, Jersey Cares, Chicago Cares, HandsOn Bay Area, HandsOn Greater DC Cares, HandsOn Orlando and Right Hand Events that will benefit inner city youth and youth with disabilities.

"Our partnership with HandsOn Network allows our team members to Travel with Purpose and be active in the communities where they work, live and travel," said Jennifer Silberman, vice president, corporate responsibility, Hilton Worldwide. "Our hotels play a vital role in the communities where we serve and we are always looking for volunteer opportunities to get our workforce, guests and customers involved."

Volunteer activities will vary by location and may include:

  • beautifying elementary school grounds with landscaping, planting flowers, mural painting and outdoor seating;
  • creating play areas for children with sidewalk games such as four square and hopscotch;
  • revitalizing school playgrounds with color;
  • leading a field day of sports and interactive games to encourage health and wellness;
  • creating dream pillow cases for youth to illustrate future hopes and dreams; and
  • hosting an environmental craft fair to stress the importance of caring for the planet

 In 2011, Hilton Worldwide launched Travel with Purpose, its commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities around the world. Travel with Purpose is built on four areas of focus - creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where we operate; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of our use of natural resources.

Hilton Worldwide was recently recognized by HandsOn Greater DC Cares with the Volunteer Impact Award for Community Impact for the company's volunteer efforts.  For more information about Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility initiatives, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility.

Contact
Dasha Ross
(703) 883-5805
Dasha.ross@hilton.com

About HandsOn Network
HandsOn Network, an enterprise of Points of Light, is the largest network of 250 volunteer action centers that extend to 16 countries around the world. These centers help people find and engage in volunteer opportunities in their local communities. They focus on innovative approaches to leveraging individual and corporate time and talent to solve community challenges. They also partner with more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations to manage volunteer resources, and developing the leadership capacity of volunteers. Annually, the network delivers 260,000 service projects representing approximately 32 million hours of volunteer service valued at $701 million. For more information, please visit www.handsonnetwork.org.

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.