Since its opening in June 2015, Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei has warmly welcomed guests to the capital of Anhui Province as well as extended a helping hand to its community. After a year of operating, Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei celebrated its first anniversary with colleagues, cake and giving back to the local community.
In June 2016, the hotel celebrated its first birthday with a fundraising initiative for Hefei Chunya Disabled Association, a local charitable organization that helps children with autism and learning disabilities. The hotel invited colleagues and guests to celebrate the milestone by donating to the organization. The hotel donated all proceeds of RMB3,415 (about USD512) directly to the organization.
The decision to celebrate by giving back to Hefei Chunya Disabled Association was a natural decision after a successful year-long partnership with the organization. In 2015, the hotel kicked off the CSR partnership by hosting a charity bake and goods sale. The hotel donated all proceeds, totaling RMB4,427 (almost USD670), to the organization. On Easter, March 31, 2016, hotel colleagues visited the association to decorate holiday eggs, enjoy lunch and homemade treats, and spend quality time with the students.
“We’d like to thank all of our colleagues and guests who support Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei and the local community,” said Eddy Tao, general manager at the hotel. “We are passionate about providing hospitality from the heart to not only our guests, but also our community.”
Shangri-La Hotel, Hefei looks forward to future CSR collaborations with the organization, including a career program that will train and provide hotel jobs to the students at Hefei Chunya Disabled Association.