Kerry Hotel, Beijing, supports the “New Day Foster Home”, a loving home for orphans and underprivileged children with special needs from across China. The home also offers shelter to children in need of life-saving surgeries. In 2014, the hotel set up a charity fund to support the children’s surgical and recovery procedures and to date, has been successful in supporting a few children with the urgent need for cardiac surgery and recovery.
A Hope for Charlotte
Kerry Hotel, Beijing, donated RMB 60,000 for Charlotte's first surgery. Charlotte, from New Day Foster Home, was born on 1 May 2014 and suffered from a complex congenital heart disease. The surgery was very successful, and she is now back home and recovering well.
Bubbly Josie Gets Another Chance
Little Josie was born on 24 September 2014 with congenital heart disease. Although the beginning of her life was a little rocky, she is a bubbly baby who always has a smile on her chubby face. At 5 months old, she was found abandoned at the local orphanage. When the search for her parents proved unsuccessful, she was admitted into New Day Foster Home. There, she was well taken care of and in return, her sweet angelic personality won many hearts. In August 2015, Kerry Hotel, Beijing, donated RMB 95,000 to Josie’s heart surgery, which proved to be a successful operation. She is now recovering well, and we can’t wait to see her blossom into a beautiful and healthy girl.
New job, new friends
A group of about 15 volunteers pays monthly visits to the home to assist in a variety of ways, from cleaning and maintenance to spending quality time with the children. Since 2012, the hotel has integrated the visits into its orientation programme for new employees. Thus, all new colleagues experience a first-hand encounter with our CSR project.
Centro's Celebrity Bartender Series
Centro launched its first Celebrity Bartender Series in February 2016. As part of the series, a prominent figure from Beijing's business, social or diplomatic world bartends for one hour. During this hour, guests are encouraged to donate instead of purchasing the special drinks prepared by the celebrity bartender. Past celebrities have included H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Capunay - Peru's Ambassador to China - H.E. Mr. Paul Andrew Gomez -The Bahamas' Ambassador to China - and Mr. Richard Tams - the Executive Vice President of British Airways in Greater China.
To contribute or for more information on New Day Foster Home, please contact:
Kerry Hotel Beijing's Human Resources Department
(86 10) 6561 8833 ext. 6405