Shangri-La hotels in Beijing have raised CNY156,300 by selling moon cakes to assist the Dandelion and Hua Ao Shijinshan schools for children from low-income migrant parents. The group of five Shangri-La operated hotels in Beijing sold a total of 31,26 boxes with their "Embrace – Beijing Charity Moon Cake Collection 2010."
The proceeds of the sales are to be used for improvements of basic facilities at the schools. The engineering teams of the hotels — China World Hotel, Beijing; Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing; Shangri-La's Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing; Traders Hotel, Beijing and Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing — will visit the sites to assess the scope of work to be undertaken with the funds raised.
The Shangri-La group of hotels in Beijing has provided support to children in the sponsored schools since 2008. This initiative to raise funds falls under its corporate social responsibility umbrella of "embrace," which was established in 2009 and focuses on Shangri-La's Caring People Project. ShangriLa state that it strongly believes in investing in and empowering people and encourages its staff members to extend themselves by caring for others. Shangri-La hotels are working on various projects in education and health, all geared towards skills training and health care that will enable members of the communities of which the hotels form a part to be productive citizens in the future.
Hua Ao Shijinshan School is the beneficiary of the funds raised by China World Hotel, Beijing and Traders Upper East Hotel, Beijing and Dandelion Middle School is the beneficiary of the funds raised by Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre Hotel, Beijing, and Traders Hotel, Beijing.
Dandelion Middle School was established five years ago, and boards and educates some 700 children in Daxing District. Hua Ao Shijinshan School, founded in 1997 and located in Shijinshan, boards and educates nearly 900 students at primary and middle school levels with classes in music, chemistry, physics, computing and multimedia in its curriculum.