During the month of September, InterContinental Malta and Holiday Inn Express, organised a number of activities for the ‘IHG Giving for Good’ campaign. September was dedicated to colleagues coming together to make a positive change through volunteering, donations, taking care of the environment, or activities focused on wellbeing.
The month-long campaign kicked off with members of our staff, taking part in the Puttinu Cares – Football & Volleyball Marathon, where €300 were collected and donated. Amongst other activities, dog walks were held at Noah’s Ark Dog Sanctuary together with a contribution of over €200 worth of goods and food for the dogs residing there. During the weeks, clothes were donated by members of staff and given to a number of organisations such as; Dar Merħba Bik, Sebħ and AWAS.
Two of the biggest initiatives organised throughout the month, were the ‘Bags2School’ and ‘Renovation Project’. The ‘Bags2School’ Campaign; donations were collected from both the staff and guests staying at the hotels, for the purchasing of school supplies and new backpacks for various children residing at the aforementioned establishments. ‘Renovation Project’ campaign; the hotels organised fundraising staff events and with the money collected, a contribution of TVs and washing machines together with staff who volunteered to help finish of renovations at Alberto Marvelli residence for Homeless Young People and Ursuline Sisters in Tarxien.
Commenting about this is Cluster General Manager for InterContinental and Holiday Inn Express Malta, Lior Bebera; ‘One of the most humbling Giving for Good campaigns that I have ever experienced. I am very proud to see all my colleagues get so involved in such activities and I am truly overwhelmed with all that was generated and donated. Seeing the joy on the people’s faces, especially of the children when presenting the gifts, encourages the team and myself to continue organising more and more of such events, as this is our core responsibility; to give back and do good.’