Hilton Kingston to host Second K.I.D.S Charity Telethon
October 21st, 2009
Hilton Kingston to host Second K.I.D.S Charity Telethon
“HEAR THE KIDS, HEAL THE KIDS”
Kingston, Jamaica (Oct. 21, 2009) – Hilton Kingston announces its second annual K.I.D.S. Charity Program Telethon will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2009. The theme at this year’s telethon is “Hear the KIDS, Heal the KIDS” with a special LIVE concert urging viewers to support the K.I.D.S. cause with their contributions.
The telethon will be broadcast LIVE from the hotel’s Grande Independence Ballroom on Jamaica’s CVM TV from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and K.I.D.S. proceeds will be donated to local children’s organizations on the island.
The K.I.D.S. – Kindness in Donations and Services – Charity program, is a unique initiative dedicated to helping children on the islands where Hilton Caribbean resorts are located.
The main focus of the Hilton Kingston’s K.I.D.S Charity program is to raise funds for early childhood education for children ages three to six. Since 2001, the Hilton Kingston has hosted a number of fund raising initiatives, including a Golf Tournament, and raised JA$43 million Jamaican dollars since its inception.
The Public is being invited to make a pledge at the Hilton Kingston K.I.D.S office by calling the hotel directly at 1-876-926-5430. The K.I.D.S office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. Contributions can also be made to the K.I.D.S Account # 354-283-344 at any NCB Branch Islandwide.
Since its inception, the Hilton Kingston K.I.D.S Charity program has assisted local charitable groups such as the Marigold Child Care Center, V.O.U.C.H, Bustamante Hospital for Children, the Glenhope Place of Safety and the Jamaica Aids Support, among others. Beneficiaries include the K.I.D.S Clarendon Basic School, the St. Alban’s K.I.D.S Basic School, the Ruby Madden K.I.D.S Basic School and more recently, the St. Tekle Haimnot K.I.D.S Early Childhood Center. It is the hope of the Hilton Kingston that this K.I.D.S telethon will inspire and empower Jamaica in a meaningful way to support the care of local kids in the community.
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The Hilton Kingston Jamaica is a perfect venue for perfect meetings. Located in the heart of Kingston’s financial and diplomatic district, the hotel sits on 7.5 acres of lush tropical landscape and just 30 minutes from Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. This Kingston hotel boasts 303 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Deluxe rooms offer pool or courtyard views and boast spacious balconies. Five Executive Floors provide dedicated concierge service, an Executive Lounge, complimentary breakfast, evening cocktails with hors d’oeuvres and a private conference room exclusively for Executive Floor guests. After a long day of work, guests can enjoy the many leisure amenities the property offers, including a full fitness center with personal trainers, sauna, Olympic size pool and spa. For dining, fine regional and international cuisine is our specialty, including a relaxed buffet at the Terrace Café or exquisite dining at the upscale Palm Court. For lively entertainment, you can’t go wrong with the Junkanoo Cafe, which bustles with music and dancing into the wee hours of the morning. Kingston is an exciting city, and the Hilton Kingston is the ideal place to experience that excitement. If you are traveling to Kingston, make sure it’s the Hilton Kingston Jamaica!
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