Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis Mitten Tree to Benefit Metro Area Organization, Sharing and Caring Hands

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 3 // PRNewswire // -- The Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis today announced that the gloves, hats and mittens of its "Mitten Tree" collection in the lobby will be donated to Sharing and Caring Hands, a local charity dedicated to helping the homeless. The mittens, which adorn an 18-foot Christmas tree in the lobby of the hotel, have been collected since late November. The donation will be made by the Radisson Plaza staff on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 2:15 p.m. during a winter party that the hotel is hosting for children who are residents of the Sharing and Caring Hands site.

"Sharing and Caring Hands works very hard at improving the quality of life for the homeless, and as long-standing members of the downtown Minneapolis community, it is our privilege to help," explained Radisson General Manager Judith Kalfon. "The Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis is genuinely interested in people to people connections," added Kalfon. "Our work lets us be connected to travelers and visitors to the area, but through organizations like Sharing and Caring Hands, we're able to connect to our community, and to those who need our help most."

Sharing and Caring Hands was founded in 1985 as a safety net organization dedicated to offering a compassionate response to the needs of the poor. The organization provides clothing, shelter, medical and dental assistance, and a host of other services to benefit the homeless.

Sponsored by the hotel, the winter event on January 7th will feature cookies, hot chocolate, and punch made by the hotel. The highlight of the event will be the donation of hundreds of mittens and hats to the residents of Sharing and Caring Hands. The event will give hotel employees the opportunity to spend time with individuals in need.

Glove and mitten donations will be accepted at the hotel through January 6, 2008.

Radisson Hotels & Resorts(R), with nearly 400 Radisson locations in 66 countries, is one of the world's leading, full-service hotel companies. Radisson is a division of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, a global leader in the hotel industry encompassing five hotel brands and more than 965 hotels and resorts in 71 countries.

SOURCE Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis

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