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Change the world, just by donating HHonors Points. For every 10,000 HHonors Points you give to charities in our Giving Back program, Hilton HHonors™ will make a $25 USD contribution on your behalf. The more the HHonors community donates, the more the world will be a better place to travel.
HOW TO DONATE YOUR HHONORS POINTSExpandCollapse
Making a difference in the world is so easy, you can do it right now. Learn about the many worthy charities in our Giving Back program by selecting one below. Then make your donation by email or phone using the reward code for the charity you have chosen.
From advanced medical research and disaster relief to helping kids learn to read, now your HHonors Points can do more than you ever thought possible. We thank you in advance for your generosity. Every donation helps.
DONATE YOUR HHONORS POINTS BY EMAIL
Send an email to HHonors_Giving_Back@hilton.com and include the following information:
• Charity’s name and reward code
• Amount of HHonors Points you want to donate (must be in increments of 10,000 points, unless otherwise noted)
• Your name, address and HHonors number
For every 10,000 HHonors Points you donate, Hilton HHonors will make a $25 USD contribution to the charity you selected. You will receive an email confirming your request.
DONATE YOUR HHONORS POINTS BY PHONE
Call your local Hilton Reservations and Customer Care center and one of our representatives will help you make your donation. You will need to provide the charity’s reward code (see below) and your HHonors number.
Minimum point redemption by an HHonors member is 10,000 HHonors Points, which equals a $25 USD donation. HHonors Points must be donated in increments of 10,000 HHonors Points. All HHonors Point balances will be verified by the Hilton Reservations and Customer Care center before donations are processed. Once HHonors Points are donated, the exchange cannot be reversed or undone. You should consult with your own tax advisor regarding whether this donation/redemption is tax deductible. See complete HHonors Terms & Conditions.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: ACSOC
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the American Cancer Society.
The Official Sponsor of Birthdays®
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, nearly 12 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.Learn more at cancer.org >
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATIONExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: ADAD
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the American Diabetes Association.
Help Stop Diabetes® with the American Diabetes Association
Diabetes is a growing epidemic with devastating physical, financial and emotional consequences. Today, nearly 26 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes and an additional 79 million have prediabetes. The American Diabetes Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association is leading the fight to see a future free of this debilitating disease.
The Association's efforts include funding important scientific research, continuously advocating on behalf of those living with diabetes and providing educational resources to both medical professionals and local communities. Through programs that empower those with diabetes to effectively manage their disease, such as Living with Type 2 Diabetes, and nationwide events that enable communities to make an impact, like Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure, the Association works tirelessly to make a future without diabetes a reality.
And, with your support we CAN change the future of this devastating disease. Learn more about the American Diabetes Association or for additional information, please call 1-800-227-2345.
Donate your Points today to help Stop Diabetes.
How to Donate Your HHonors Points:
Send an email to HHonors_Giving_Back@hiltonres.com detailing the number of points you'd like to redeem (must be in increments of 10,000 points) and include your name, address, and Hilton HHonors account number, and REQUEST REWARD CODE ADAD. You will receive an email to confirm your request.
Please call the nearest Hilton Reservations and Customer Care center and REQUEST REWARD CODE ADAD. Our representative will deduct the points required for donation from your account.
AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUNDExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: AICFUND
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the American Indian College Fund. For HHonors members outside of the United States, please visit collegefund.org to find out how to support this organization.
Educate the Mind and Spirit
The American Indian College Fund's mission is to provide scholarships and other support for needy and promising American Indian students. Last year the American Indian College Fund disbursed just under 6,000 scholarships for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The American Indian College Fund also provides support for 33 accredited tribal colleges located on or near reservations in 13 states. These schools serve Native students from the more than 500 federally recognized American Indian Nations from every geographic region in the United States, integrating Native languages, cultures, religion, and other traditions throughout their curriculum.
Additionally, in order to help address the difficulties faced by the tribal colleges in generating funding support and the financial challenges realized by American Indian students, the Hilton Worldwide Tribal College Hospitality Scholarship Program has been established to provide greatly needed scholarships.Learn more at collegefund.org >
AMERICAN RED CROSSExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: RCNDRF
Live Generously, Donate Points.
Donate to Aid Disaster Relief Efforts
The Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Each year, the Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters across the country, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural and man-made disasters. All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year.
The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, or company. You should consult with your own tax advisor regarding whether this donation/redemption is tax deductible.
ARBOR DAY FOUNDATIONExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: GBADF
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation.
We Inspire People to Plant, Nurture, and Celebrate Trees
Imagine a world where trees and forests are abundant, healthy, sustainable and highly valued by all people. This is the vision of the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization of dedicated members who inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees in their neighborhoods and throughout the world.
The Arbor Day Foundation plants millions of trees across the country with help from its nearly one million members. The Foundation helps replant National Forests that have been damaged by fires and diseases, offers numerous educational programs for children and adults, fosters rain forest preservation and promotes the celebration of Arbor Day in communities across the United States.
DoubleTree by Hilton™ works closely with the Arbor Day Foundation to encourage kids to take an active role in improving their local community by planting and caring for trees.Learn more at arborday.org >
BOOKS FOR KIDS FOUNDATIONExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: BFKIDF
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the Books for Kids Foundation.
Shape Dreams and Build Futures
The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children, with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life.
Many of the children who go to the libraries that Books for Kids builds may have no or very few books at home. The goal is not only to allow these youngsters access to the wonderful world of books, but to also improve their success over their entire lives. Improving literacy levels in a low-income community can change a neighborhood for the better.
Homewood Suites by Hilton™ has partnered with the Books for Kids Foundation to build Lewis the Duck Reading Libraries throughout the country. In addition, it participates in literacy events in their communities, including book readings and fundraisers, utilizing the brand’s Lewis the Duck book series, which helps explain travel to young children.Learn more at booksforkids.org >
Canada Olympic TeamExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: CNLYCT
Many people think the Olympic experience is limited to 17 days of Olympic competition every two years. However, the reality for Canadian athletes includes a full-time commitment to training and competing. Knowing they have the support of Canada enables them to push to be the best every time day in and day out.
The gift you make today will make a difference to Canadian athletes who travel the world pursuing their Olympic dreams. Donate your Points today to help support the Canadian Olympic Team.
Learn more about the Canadian Olympic Team
How to Donate Your HHonors Points:
Send an email to HHonors_Giving_Back@hilton.com detailing the number of points you'd like to redeem (must be in increments of 10,000 points) and include your name, address, and Hilton HHonors account number, and REQUEST REWARD CODE CNLYCT. You will receive an email to confirm your request.
Please call the nearest Hilton Reservations and Customer Care center and REQUEST REWARD CODE CNLYCT. Our representative will deduct the points required for donation from your account.
Terms and Conditions
Minimum point redemption by HHonors members is 10,000 points, which equals a US$25 donation. HHonors Points must be donated in increments of 10,000 points. All HHonors Point balances will be verified by the Hilton Reservations and Customer Care center before donations to the Canadian Olympic Team are processed. Once HHonors Points are donated, the exchange cannot be reversed or undone. You should consult with your own tax advisor regarding whether this donation/redemption is tax deductible. Click here for HHonors® Terms & Conditions.
CITY OF HOPEExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: CHOPE
Use the reward code above to make a donation to City of Hope.
Support Advanced Research and Treatment for Life-Threatening Diseases
For nearly 100 years, City of Hope's pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. As an independent medical and research institution, they break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians.
City of Hope is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer.
Every new discovery and treatment developed at City of Hope gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.Learn more at cityofhope.org >
REWARD CODE: DOCHOO
Use the reward code above to make a donation to DonorsChoose.org.
Teachers Ask. You Choose. Students Learn.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Founded in 2000 by a social studies teacher in the Bronx, DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit website where public school teachers describe specific educational projects for their students, and donors can choose the projects they want to support. After completing a project, the donor hears back from the classroom they supported in the form of photographs and student thank-you letters. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. In the past 10 years of operation, residents of 50 states and 10 countries have funded 207,000 student projects, channeling more than $85 million in resources to over 5 million students.
Hilton HHonors is proud to be a partner of DonorsChoose.org and provide local schools and communities with access to educational resources. We welcome you to visit their site to learn more or to make a tax-deductible cash contribution.Learn more at donorschoose.org >
REWARD CODE: GLBGIV
Use the reward code above to make a donation to GlobalGiving.
The World is Full of Problems. GlobalGiving is Full of Solutions.
GlobalGiving gives you a way to directly help small, grassroots projects in more than 100 countries. As a charity fundraising website, it gives social entrepreneurs and nonprofits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.
GlobalGiving's vision is to unleash the potential of people like you to make positive change, and to help others in need around the world. To this end, their mission is to build an efficient, open, thriving marketplace that connects people who have community and world-changing ideas with people who can support them.
As our valued HHonors members, we hope you will join us in this partnership and consider being part of this innovative way to make the world a better place. Throughout the year, we will be supporting projects in various countries. We invite you to visit our project page to learn more: globalgiving.org/hhonors
If you wish to make a tax-deductible cash contribution, simply select a project, make a donation and you'll get email updates from the project so you can see how your gift is making a difference.Learn more at globalgiving.org/hhonors >
GLOBAL SOAP PROJECTExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: GLOSOA
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the Global Soap Project. Note: Donations must be made in increments of 2,000 HHonors Points.
Saving and Improving the Quality of Lives, One Bar of Soap at a Time
An estimated 2.6 million soap bars are discarded every day from hotel rooms alone in the United States and an estimated 1.4 million deaths can be prevented each year by hand washing with soap. The Global Soap Project collects discarded soap from hotels and reprocesses it into new bars that are given to vulnerable populations throughout the world. Partnering with organizations that have existing operations in these communities, the Global Soap Project ensures the soap is distributed to those in need, with the goal of improving health through personal hygiene.
Hilton Worldwide is investing $1.3 million over the next three years and participating in the development of the Global Soap Project's strategy and growth. We are proud to invest in the Global Soap Project and will continue to focus on products and programs that not only delight our guests, but also protect the world in which we live.
As a valued Hilton HHonors member, you can transform your HHonors Points into 4-ounce bars of soap and help reduce the risk of sanitation- and hygiene-related disease. Your donation of 2,000 HHonors Points sends 33 bars of soap to refugees, orphans, birth attendants, teachers, students and vulnerable populations around the world.Learn more about the Global Soap Project >
REWARD CODE: GRMYFN
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the GRAMMY Foundation.
Support Education for Music and the Arts
In 1987, in an effort to put music education in the spotlight, Hilton Hotels & Resorts partnered with The Recording Academy®. As part of this longstanding partnership, Hilton has donated over $500,000 to the GRAMMY Foundation®.
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music on American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit grammyintheschools.com
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. In its 55th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit grammy.comLearn more at grammyfoundation.com >
HABITAT FOR HUMANITYExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: GBHAB
Use the reward code above to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity.
A World Where Everyone has a Decent Place to Live
The high cost of housing leaves low-income families little money for basic necessities like food, clothing or health care. Substandard housing can endanger the health and safety of its occupants, erode their hope and self-worth, and impair their children's ability to succeed in school.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.
Habitat for Humanity is changing lives. Today, more than 2 million people worldwide live in decent, affordable Habitat for Humanity homes worldwide. By donating Hilton HHonors Points, you can help change even more lives.Learn more at habitat.org >
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUNDExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: HSFUND
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. For HHonors members outside of the United States, please go to hsf.net to find out how to support this organization.
Advance the College Education of Hispanic Americans
The mission of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is to strengthen America by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans. The organization delivers a range of programs to Hispanic families and students through community outreach and education, affordability via scholarships, college retention and career opportunities. HSF supports a successful path for Latinos to attain a college degree — creating an increasingly valuable asset for a stronger, more competitive America in the 21st century.
Hilton Worldwide is pleased to provide the Hispanic Scholarship Fund with scholarships and internship opportunities to increase the pipeline for diverse talent in the workforce.Learn more at hsf.net >
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIESExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: IRFCDR
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The World’s Largest Humanitarian Institute
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies leads as the world's largest humanitarian institute, offering assistance without inequity as to nationality, race, class, political views or religious principles. The organization encompasses roughly 186 member Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, as well as more than 60 strategically located delegations supporting activities all over the world. The Red Cross and Red Crescent work with the most vulnerable, saving lives, building community resilience against disasters and epidemics, and alleviating the effects of hunger, disease and population movements.
During the last decade, almost 2 billion people have been affected by disasters. Hilton HHonors converts all donated points to cash for a contribution to the IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). DREF is a pool of un-earmarked money created by the International Federation to ensure that immediate funding is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.Learn more at ifrc.org >
KIDS HELP PHONEExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: KIDHLP
Use the reward code above to make a donation to Kids Help Phone.
Being there for Kids
Growing up was never easy, but this generation is dealing with so much more, so much earlier. In a world where reported cases of abuse have risen by 125 percent since 1998, where one in four Canadian families is headed by a single parent, where kids have had their first drink by 12, and almost half of all girls in Grade 11 have already had sex, finding the right path can be daunting.
All it takes to reach Kids Help Phone is a telephone or a computer. Kids from any community in Canada can call or go online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Counsellors are always available to provide bilingual, anonymous and confidential help to deal with every issue imaginable — from school, dating and family problems, to bullying, addiction and abuse. In 2009, thousands of young people connected with Kids Help Phone every single week, reaching out for help well over 2 million times.
A respected national charity, we are committed to helping kids believe in themselves and the potential to shape their own futures, empowering them to become thoughtful, creative and resilient enough to bounce back when life lets them down.
Kids Help Phone is vitally dependent on your support to remain available to kids looking for help; sometimes looking for a lifeline.Learn more at kidshelpphone.ca >
The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE LEULM
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Helping patients with blood cancer live better longer lives™ with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s leading private organization funding blood cancer research. LLS’s mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. During the last 60 years LLS has invested more than $875 million dollars to develop better cancer treatments. LLS has funded the development of nearly every drug that’s been used in the battle against blood cancers. Nearly half of all cancer drugs first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2000 were developed for blood cancer patients. Since the early 1960s the survival rate for many with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood malignancies had doubled, tripled and even quadrupled. LLS will continue to support research through our innovative and integrated funding programs, until every patient has a safe and effective therapy.
The gift you make today will make a difference to people with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Donate your Points today to help support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
How to Donate Your HHonors Points:
Send an email to HHonors_Giving_Back@hilton.com detailing the number of points you'd like to redeem (must be in increments of 10,000 points) and include your name, address, and Hilton HHonors account number, and REQUEST REWARD CODE LEULM. You will receive an email to confirm your request.
Please call the nearest Hilton Reservations and Customer Care center and REQUEST REWARD CODE LEULM. Our representative will deduct the points required for donation from your account.
Learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by clicking here or call 1-888-HELP-LLS.
REWARD CODE: MKWSHF
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Help Bring Hope, Strength and Joy to Wish Kids Around the World
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and nearly 30,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 240,000 wishes in the United States since its inception.
Approximately 70 percent of all wishes involve travel and hotel stays. “I wish to go to see the monarch butterflies in Mexico” or “I wish to go to my grandparents' farm in England” are examples of wish experiences that require donated frequent flier miles and hotel reward points. With the help of generous supporters, wish destinations can be as limitless as wish kids' imaginations.
For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.Learn more at wish.org >
NATIONAL COALITION FOR THE HOMELESSExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: GBNCH
Use the reward code above to make a donation to the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Bringing America Home
According to a recent survey conducted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 700,000 Americans are homeless on any given night. One in every 400 Americans is without a home. Please join the Hilton Family of Hotels in improving the conditions for the homeless by redeeming your Hilton HHonors Points toward a cash donation to the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Founded in 1982, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) is a private, nonprofit national advocacy organization that exists to educate all levels of society in order to identify and end the social and economic causes of homelessness. The organization, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., works to end homelessness by focusing on the areas of housing, economic and health-care justice, and civil and voting rights. NCH is the nation's oldest and largest national homelessness advocacy organization, composed of activists, service providers, and persons who are, or have been, homeless striving toward a single goal — to end homelessness.Learn more at nationalhomeless.org >
THE NATURE CONSERVANCYExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: NTRCON
Use the reward code above to make a donation to The Nature Conservancy.
Protecting Nature. Preserving Life.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale including the following:
• Protecting more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide – and operating more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.
• Working in all 50 states and more than 30 countries – protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia.
• Addressing threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands.
But we can't achieve the large-scale conservation victories necessary without the support and involvement of those who share our passion for preserving our last great places. By donating your Hilton HHonors Points to The Nature Conservancy, we can expand that great conservation work to meet the challenges ahead.Learn more at nature.org >
REWARD CODE: OPHMFT
Use the reward code above to make a donation to Operation Homefront.
Support our Military Families and Wounded Warriors
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial assistance and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 23 chapters serving 32 states nationwide. Operation Homefront is a Charity Navigator 4-Star recipient that operates on 5 percent overhead with 95 cents of every dollar raised directly supporting those in need. In 2009, Operation Homefront met 105,536 needs of military families, including active duty, Guard and Reserve from all branches of service. In 2009, Operation Homefront's revenue increased to $28.5 million from $17.9 million, which helped fund critical assistance and programs that benefit military families and wounded warriors.Learn more at operationhomefront.net >
REWARD CODE: HUGAHE
Use the reward code above to make a donation to Operation Hug-A-Hero.
Help Give a Little Homeland Security
At any given time there are several hundred thousand parents deployed in the service of our country. Separation from their mommy or daddy can lead to tremendous anxiety for those children left behind. Operation Hug-A-Hero is a nonprofit organization that helps support these children by providing a free Hug-A-Hero doll to families who cannot afford one, or who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
Sometimes all a child wants is to see their mommy or daddy's face and give them a hug. Now they can. Hug-A-Hero dolls help children feel connected with their missing parent, whether it is for a few months, a year, or for a lifetime.
The Hug-A-Hero doll is the original Daddy Doll®, made with high-quality, child-safe materials, and is incredibly durable and washable so it can survive many deployments. The image is dyed into the fabric so it is impossible to wear or peel off over time, and is soft to the touch. All parts of the Hug-A-Hero doll are made in the USA.
Hug-A-Hero dolls are recommended by military family service professionals, chaplains, mental health professionals, and military parents around the world.Learn more at operationhugahero.org >
ROOM TO READExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: RMTWRD
Use the reward code above to make a donation to Room to Read.
World Change Starts with Educated Children®
There are currently 793 million illiterate people in the world today, two-thirds of whom are women and girls.
That is one in five adults on the planet who lack the ability to read or write — every medicine bottle, ballot form and employment ad they encounter is awash with indecipherable symbols.
Without literacy, many children in developing countries are trapped in the same difficult circumstances they were born into. If every one of those children were to receive a primary education, 171 million people would be lifted from poverty.
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Currently operating in ten countries — Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia — Room to Read is on track to improve the lives of 10 million children by the year 2015.
Commencing 2012, Hilton Worldwide will become the exclusive hotel industry partner of Room to Read. This partnership will bring Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, to life by creating opportunities for young people in India through a holistic education and library program. As a partner of Room to Read, Hilton Worldwide will start with a program in Delhi, India, to help fund girls' education, offset book publishing costs in the local language and build ten school libraries.Learn more at roomtoread.org >
ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITALExpandCollapse
REWARD CODE: GBSJH
Use the reward code above to make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Finding Cures. Saving Children.
St. Jude is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.
The support of caring people like you helps ensure that St. Jude will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. St. Jude founder Danny Thomas believed that “no child should die in the dawn of life,” and your fundraising efforts help bring us closer to the day when every precious life can be saved.Learn more at stjude.org >
U.S. OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC TEAMSExpandCollapse
U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM REWARD CODE: USOCD
U.S. PARALYMPIC TEAM REWARD CODE: USPLD
Use the reward codes above to make donations to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams.
Donate Your Hilton HHonors™ Points to Team USA™
Many people think that the Olympic experience is limited to 17 days of competition every two years. For Team USA athletes, however, the Olympic and Paralympic journey continues each and every day. The Olympic experience is both physical and emotional for our athletes, and their year-round training is a full-time commitment. Knowing that they have the support of America enables them to perform beyond their best every time.
Unlike most National Olympic Committees from around the world, Team USA is primarily supported through corporate and personal donations from proud Americans like you. You have the opportunity to show your national pride by supporting Olympic and Paralympic athletes with your Hilton HHonors Points donations. Contributions will help fund US athletes who are representing the United States at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and beyond.
Some of the ways your Hilton HHonors Points donation will help include support for the following Team USA programs:
• Direct Athlete Support and Athlete Support Programs such as Career Transition services and Scholarship Opportunities
• Performance Services such as Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, Psychology & Nutrition, and Sports Medicine
• Athlete Services & Facilities such as Olympic Training & Education Centers and U.S. Olympic Training Sites
• U.S. Paralympics, including the Paralympic Military Program, Paralympic Academy and Paralympic Sport Clubs
• Anti-Doping & Drug Control
Share your points today, and with your help, we can make Olympic dreams come true. Come dream with us.Learn more at teamusa.org >
REWARD CODE: WORLDV
Use the reward code above to make a donation to World Vision.
Building a Better World for Children
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. We do not proselytize nor work with those who insist on proselytism.
World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. Our 40,000 employees, more than 95 percent of whom are nationals of the countries in which they serve, join with local people to break the cycle of poverty for children and families in need.
Children suffer the most as a result of poverty, disasters and injustice. As a relief, development and advocacy organization, we work to ensure that children in need around the world are safe and cared for, that their rights are protected — and most important, that they live in an environment where they can reach their full potential.
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