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Hilton Grand Vacations Announces Program Enabling Vacationing Visitors to Strengthen Orlando Community

March 8, 2014 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Today, Hilton Grand Vacations announced the launch of its Travel with Purpose™ Volunteer Program, focused on creating fun, hands-on experiences for young people and adults visiting Orlando to add philanthropy to their travel plans.

Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Orlando, Florida (Photo: Business Wire)

Vacationing Club Members and guests staying at Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Orlando can participate in the program which offers a variety of projects to help strengthen and support the local community, and to benefit distinctive outreach efforts. Projects include the Travel with Purpose™ Paracord Survival Bracelet program supporting active military servicemen and women and Operation: Gratitude; and distinctive Kids Camp programs engage young people in innovative activities including the assembly of emergency preparedness kits for local families and the opportunity to help preserve the natural resources and beauty of Central Florida through environmental sustainability projects.

“The Hilton Grand Vacations family is proud to launch this new program that provides opportunities for our timeshare owners and guests to help strengthen the communities where they travel,” said Kim Kreiger, Senior Vice President Club and Resorts for Hilton Grand Vacations. “Just as we provide unforgettable experiences for our Club Members and guests, we have the ability to provide meaningful opportunities and support to local neighbors in need.”

The Volunteer Program is part of Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Travel with PurposeTM, providing shared value to our business and communities around the world. Travel with PurposeTM is built on four focus areas: 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.

As part of the program, Hilton Grand Vacations also launched an innovative channel of support through Café Soleil, the resort’s popular poolside grill and bar. A portion of the proceeds earned from a new signature cocktail, The Charity Chiller, will support the Travel with Purpose™ Volunteer Program. This refreshing beverage, ideal for enjoying in the Florida sun, is a frozen strawberry lemonade featuring Florida Cane Strawberry Vodka, Fat Tuesday Lemonade mix and a splash of Fat Tuesday Strawberry mix. For every Charity Chiller purchase, Hilton Grand Vacations will donate $3 per drink to help fund creative, hands-on activities for kids and parents to support families throughout Orlando. A non-alcoholic Charity Chiller will also be offered to allow parents and kids to say, “cheers” to Traveling with Purpose as a family.

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