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Hilton Worldwide Calls on Customers to Get Hands On in the Community

Over 300 Volunteer in Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego and San Francisco

June 24, 2013  |  This information originated in American English.
 

MCLEAN, Va. - Last week, Hilton Worldwide's sales team invited customers in Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans, San Diego and San Francisco - to get Hands On in the community for the second consecutive year.

In partnership with each city's HandsOn Network affiliate, an enterprise of Points of Light, more than 300 volunteers participated in projects identified by HandsOn Bay Area, RightHand Events, HandsOn New Orleans, Chicago Cares and HandsOn Atlanta that benefited inner city youth, the elderly, homeless youth and youth with disabilities.

"We're thrilled to partner with the HandsOn Network for a second year," said Jennifer Silberman, vice president, corporate responsibility, Hilton Worldwide. "We look forward to continuing to work together to create opportunities for our Team Members and their surrounding communities across the country to Travel with PurposeTM where they work, live and travel."


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Volunteer activities varied by location and included:

  • Beautifying the outdoor and indoor areas of school grounds, including painting classrooms and hallways, landscaping outdoor areas, constructing storage for classrooms, and creating mosaics;
  • Preparing meals to be delivered to the homeless and the elderly;
  • Re-painting the living area of a rehabilitation center for the homeless; and
  • Engaging with the homeless youth.

In 2011, Hilton Worldwide launched Travel with PurposeTM, 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.

For more information about Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility initiatives, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility.

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.

Contact:
Sarah Lipman
Hilton Worldwide
(703) 883-5315
sarah.lipman@hilton.com

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®.