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

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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
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Monday, June 24, 2013 - 9:00am

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McLean, Va., June 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – 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.”

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.

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 94 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 more than 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.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | HandsOn Network | Hilton Worldwide | Points of Light | Social Impact & Volunteering | Travel With Purpose | jennifer silberman

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