Hong Kong's first Hygiene Kit Build

Nearly 100 volunteers assembled much-needed hygiene kits to give to low-income in Hong Kong.

As part of Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong’s 35th Anniversary celebration, the hotel hosted Hong Kong’s first hygiene kit build event last Sunday, December 4, where staff and their families helped assembled 3,500 hygiene kits and raised over HK$26,500.These kits will be distributed to the poor families in Hong Kong by H.K.S.K.H. Lady Maclehose Centre in Kwai Chung.

 “We are committed to run our business responsibly. Supporting local communities has always been a cornerstone of our business.” said Mr. Alexander O. Wassermann, General Manager of InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. “We are delighted that all our team members share the same vision and invited their families and friends to join this meaningful event today.” He added.

Each hygiene kit contains soap and other hygiene items collected from Clean the World Asia’s hospitality partners, which includes Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong. Soap is recycled through Clean the World Asia’s sanitation and processing equipment and packed with other amenities, such as shampoo, lotion, face towel, shaver, a toothbrush and toothpaste and a hand-written message card filled with warm notes to share with the recipients.

“To see a volunteer, his 6 year old daughter and a new colleague, whom they just met, laughing over their enthusiasm to build hygiene kits, is what makes these events so special,” said Gyneth Tan-Murphy, Marketing and Communications Director of Clean the World Asia, “When a company cares for its community, everyone grows and prosper.”

Guest Supply was proud to sponsor the amenities for the hygiene kits, and their staff members and some of their families actively took part in this important event.

“Guest Supply is a global supporter of Clean the World Inc.” said Martijn van Zundert, Sales Director, Asia Pacific.“We are actively involved in and fully support activities that result in increased hygiene for vulnerable groups in society.

Since September 2016, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel has recycled 838kg of in-room amenity waste with Clean the World Asia, diverting waste from scarced landfills in Hong Kong and supporting our mission to save lives by giving their much needed soaps to poor communities in Hong Kong and across Asia.

Watch the Build here: https://youtu.be/Kfbg46cnfj8

About Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong

Nestled in the heart of the shopping, business and entertainment district of Tsimshatsui East, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong provides easy accessibility within the city and entry into China. Boasting 570 guestrooms that offer spectacular city or stunning Victoria Harbour views, the hotel provides four world-class dining venues, from famed Cantonese cuisine at Hoi King Heen, passionately Italian cuisine at Mistral, to contemporary international buffet at Café on M and Tiffany’s New York Bar with one of the largest whisky capacity in town. It also equips with an outdoor heated pool, 24-hour fitness centre and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.

For more information, visit www.hongkong.intercontinental.com

About Clean the World Asia

Clean the World is a Hong Kong not-for-profit corporation under Section 88, with two missions: saving millions of lives around the world and diverting hotel waste from landfills. Clean the World Asia’s parent company is Clean the World, who leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and over 500 event partners, globally.Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 36 million bars of Clean the World soap in 100 countries worldwide.

 For more information, visit http://www.cleantheworld.org.

 CONTACT:

Gyneth Tan-Murphy

Clean the World Asia

gtan@cleantheworld.org

+852 9709 2823 (M)

+852 6312 9680 (O)

About Guest Supply

Guest Supply, a Sysco company, has been the leading provider of hospitality products to the lodging industry for more than 35 years with more than 30,000 products sold in more than 25,000 well-known chains and independent properties around the globe.

As a leading global provider to the hotel and lodging industry, the company maintains relationships with leading hotels around the world. Manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing resources are strategically located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ensuring superior product selection and availability.

Asia Pacific region headquarters is located in Hong Kong and serves more than 1,200 4 and 5 star hotels in 23 countries across this region.

For more information, visit https://www.guestsupply.com.

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