Goods, games and giving – that was the motto for Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao’s recent charity initiative. As part of the group’s ongoing Sustainability mission to help colleagues in need and local charities, the hotel held its first Love Fund charity sale. The money collected for the Love Fund will be donated as part of a hotel charity donation or when hotel colleagues go through hardship and need extra assistance.
Two outside vendors participated in the sale, and all nine departments were represented with almost 200 participating colleagues. Each department created a booth in which other colleagues could buy goods or participate in games. One colleague, Ms. Dai Lulu, residence assistant at the hotel, created over 40 beaded coasters to sell. The coasters were the most popular item at the charity sale raising RMB 400 (about US $62.50), the most out of any singular booth.
As a whole, the charity sale raised RMB 6,717 (about US $1,051) in just two hours. The hotel plans to make the Love Fun charity sale a bi-annual event, and we can’t wait to see the success of the next one.