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Archipelago Hotels Unite for Ramadhan to Distribute Meals to the Needy

Archipelago Hotels Unite for Ramadhan to Distribute Meals to the Needy

22 June 2016

Archipelago Hotels Unite for Ramadhan to Distribute Meals to the Needy
"Sharing is Caring" Event Across 8 Major Cities, 3000 Meals

Jakarta, 22nd June 2016 – For Muslims across the world, Ramadan is a holy month that is celebrated once per year. During this holy month, Muslims are obliged to fast from dawn until twilight in order to practice patience and sacrifice. It is also said that the holy month should honor goodwill and kind blessings, encouraging people to perform good deeds to others.

In the spirit of sharing during the holy month of Ramadan, Archipelago International, Indonesia's largest hotel management chain, collaborated with Berbagi Nasi to hold its "Sharing is Caring 2016" event. Berbagi Nasi is a community which aims to foster the spirit of sharing with an intermediary rice donation across Indonesia. Together with the community, Archipelago International aimed to hold its remarkable annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program which provides and distributes meal boxes as a form of donation to homeless and indigent people so that they can enjoy proper food for Sahur and Buka Puasa (the meal times before and after fasting).

The "Sharing is Caring" event was conducted in several major cities across Indonesia by Archipelago International’s seven core brands, namely: favehotel, NEO, Quest, Harper, Aston, Alana, and Kamuela. During this year's holy month of Ramadhan, almost 3000 meal boxes were donated by Archipelago International and its hotels to several areas across the country, such as Jakarta, Bandung, Subang, Bekasi, Bogor, Yogyakarta, Solo, Makassar, Balikpapan, Pontianak, and many more.

Most importantly, the meal box donations were not being distributed randomly. Archipelago International along with Berbagi Nasi team explored the streets of each city to find those who are truly in need. The goal was to provide the homeless and the poor with proper meals to get enough nourishment during the holy month.

"Ramadhan is a time of year when those of us who are more fortunate than others, can offer gestures of goodwill to help people less fortunate than ourselves. We at Archipelago International are proud of the generosity of our staff in reaching out and assisting so many. This year is our third Sharing is Caring event and we plan to continue these efforts each year in the hope of developing similar programs on a more regular basis in the future," said Charles Brookfield, Chairman of Archipelago International.

 

About Archipelago International
Archipelago International is Indonesia's largest hotel management chain with a portfolio of over 120 hotels and 15,000 rooms. It also continues to have the fastest growing brands with over 100 properties in the pipeline across Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Their 7 core brands include favehotel, NEO, Quest, Harper, Aston, Alana and Kamuela, ranging from ultra-luxurious villas to select-service, economy-class hotels to serviced-apartment residences.
www.ArchipelagoInternational.com

 

For further information, please contact Archipelago International:
Marketing Division
Email: Marketing@ArchipelagoInternational.com

Jakarta Corporate Office
Jl. Casablanca Kav. 18 Jakarta 12870, Indonesia
Phone : 62218318800 Fax : 62218317180

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