Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra is one of 46 Mövenpick properties around the world calling on guests and residents to donate food, clothing and educational supplies to help local families in need, as it launches the 2017 ‘Kilo of Kindness’ charity drive. The global campaign, which marks the UN International Day of Charity on 5 September, will see donated items distributed to disadvantaged local communities by each hotel’s charity partner. Guests and visitors are invited to drop off at least one kilo of food, clothing and educational supplies in the hotel lobby during the two-week campaign, which runs from 1-15 September. They will be donated to Chance for Children, a local charity that looks after street children, keeping them safe and providing them with a school education and professional opportunities, with 150 youngsters currently in its care. To date, more than 60 former street kids have completed school and professional training with the support of CFC and are now living independently or have been reintegrated into their families. Although each guest is encouraged to donate a ‘Kilo of Kindness’, all contributions are welcome. Educational supplies in demand include books, notebooks and stationery such as pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, glue and scissors. Clothing donations will be well received too, as well as canned and dried (non-perishable) foods such as rice, beans, oats, pasta, cereals, flour and powdered milk.