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Hotel Guests’ Small Change Makes a Big Difference in Romania

Date: 03/27/2013
Guests staying at Athénéé Palace Hilton Bucharest have helped to make a big difference to disadvantaged children and young people by raising 5,076.07 RON in Hilton in the Community Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign.

“Small Change, Big Difference”, a campaign, ran in Romania along with 144 other Hilton hotels in 21 countries across Europe, from October to December 2012. The campaign as a whole has raised a massive total of over5,076.07 RON , which will make a huge difference to the lives of young people.

The campaign invites guests staying at Hilton Worldwide hotels to add an optional €1 onto their room bill during their stay. Since its inception in 2004, the campaign has already raised over €1.33 million for children’s charities.

Linda Griffin, General Manager of Athenee Palace Hilton in Romania, said, “I would like to express my gratitude to our generous guests for their support. This is a fantastic campaign to be involved in. The small change from our guests really does make a positive difference to local children. Throughout the year we run a number of exciting initiatives through our charity, Hilton in the Community Foundation, and Small Change Big Difference has been proven to be an effective fundraiser”

The funds raised have been donated to help the work of OvidiuRo, in particular for teacher training the “Fiecare Copil in Gradinita” project which supports the education of disadvantaged children.
Hilton in the Community Foundation has supported children in Romania since 2003 with grants to a number of charities including OvidiuRo, Hospices of Hope (Hospices of Hope Romania Ltd), Mia’s Children Foundation and United Way Romania.

For more information about the campaign and Hilton in the Community Foundation please visit www.hilton-foundation.org.uk.

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About Hilton in the Community Foundation
Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Worldwide's charity vehicle in Europe dedicated to supporting young people in need by combating exclusion and providing skills, aspirations and opportunities. Focussed on improving access to, and the quality of, education and healthcare, the Foundation mobilises local giving and targets four key areas: disabled children, children in hospitals, children's hospices and homelessness. Grants help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Europe. The Foundation works across Europe and seeks to complement and promote Hilton Worldwide’s global commitment to corporate social responsibility ‘Travel with Purpose’.

The Foundation's core costs are funded by Hilton Worldwide, so every net pound or euro raised goes directly to good causes. Donations are funded almost entirely through the generous efforts and contributions of team members, family and friends and with the support of guests and company suppliers. Since its establishment in November 2000 the Foundation has raised over €14.4 million (£12 million) for charity.

To find out more please visit our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.uk



About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.


Hotel Guests’ Small Change Makes a Big Difference in Romania

Bucharest, Romania – (26 March, 2013) – Guests staying at Athénéé Palace Hilton Bucharest have helped to make a big difference to disadvantaged children and young people by raising 5,076.07 RON in Hilton in the Community Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign.

“Small Change, Big Difference”, a campaign, ran in Romania along with 144 other Hilton hotels in 21 countries across Europe, from October to December 2012. The campaign as a whole has raised a massive total of over5,076.07 RON , which will make a huge difference to the lives of young people.

The campaign invites guests staying at Hilton Worldwide hotels to add an optional €1 onto their room bill during their stay. Since its inception in 2004, the campaign has already raised over €1.33 million for children’s charities.

Linda Griffin, General Manager of Athenee Palace Hilton in Romania, said, “I would like to express my gratitude to our generous guests for their support. This is a fantastic campaign to be involved in. The small change from our guests really does make a positive difference to local children. Throughout the year we run a number of exciting initiatives through our charity, Hilton in the Community Foundation, and Small Change Big Difference has been proven to be an effective fundraiser”

The funds raised have been donated to help the work of OvidiuRo, in particular for teacher training the “Fiecare Copil in Gradinita” project which supports the education of disadvantaged children.
Hilton in the Community Foundation has supported children in Romania since 2003 with grants to a number of charities including OvidiuRo, Hospices of Hope (Hospices of Hope Romania Ltd), Mia’s Children Foundation and United Way Romania.

For more information about the campaign and Hilton in the Community Foundation please visit www.hilton-foundation.org.uk.

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About Hilton in the Community Foundation
Hilton in the Community Foundation was founded in 2000 as Hilton Worldwide's charity vehicle in Europe dedicated to supporting young people in need by combating exclusion and providing skills, aspirations and opportunities. Focussed on improving access to, and the quality of, education and healthcare, the Foundation mobilises local giving and targets four key areas: disabled children, children in hospitals, children's hospices and homelessness. Grants help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in Europe. The Foundation works across Europe and seeks to complement and promote Hilton Worldwide’s global commitment to corporate social responsibility ‘Travel with Purpose’.

The Foundation's core costs are funded by Hilton Worldwide, so every net pound or euro raised goes directly to good causes. Donations are funded almost entirely through the generous efforts and contributions of team members, family and friends and with the support of guests and company suppliers. Since its establishment in November 2000 the Foundation has raised over €14.4 million (£12 million) for charity.

To find out more please visit our website: www.hilton-foundation.org.uk



About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

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