Here at Hotel Excelsior, we care about the evolution of our society and consider ourselves to be an integral part of the Belgrade community, its history and culture. We believe that society needs the support and skills of those in the business community. The initiative of our Excelsior Team includes not only financial assistance but also contributions of time, resources and our hearts. We believe, that it is the little things, which mean a lot, that help make a difference.
Like every Easter, Hotel Excelsior Beograd hosted members of Creative Educational Center for People with Development Disabilities for an Easter reception with a buffet lunch. Hotel Excelsior’s Team was delighted to give a small contribution and its good will to gladden members of KEC and to create an memorable experience for them to remember the holy Easter 2015. Various ambassadors attended the reception, and the spouse of the ambassador of France in Serbia, Mrs. Marie-Pierre Terral, especially contributed with her hand-made decorations.
Every Easter, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexandar and Crown Princess Katherine, the patron of Lifeline Humanitarian Organizations, welcome over a thousand of children without parental care in the White Palace in Belgrade, and celebrate with them this joyful time by organizing an Easter egg hunt and presenting them with gifts they will cherish.
On 8th April, 2015, the Humanitarian Foundation of HRH Crown Princess Katherine organized, once again, the traditional Easter receptions thanks to the support of Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organization, and socially responsible companies and individuals – among others, Hotel Excelsior Beograd.
Our team at Hotel Excelsior Beograd was delighted to contribute to this charity event that enlightens the lives of so many Serbian children.
KEC MNRO (Creative Educational Center for People with Development Disabilities), a non-governmental non-profit organization, established in 2002, is devoted to designing programming for young adults with developmental disabilities so that they continue to be challenged and engaged in adulthood. All of our programs attempt to create partnerships with the immediate and wider community in order to help each beneficiary realize their own potential, talents and strengths. KEC MNRO’s expert team, comprised of professionals from various fields (special education, rehabilitation, psychology, pedagogy, medicine, sociology, arts and theology), in collaboration with their parents, organize various forms of creative and educational workshops in the day center. Through our employment program we aim to find an appropriate work placement position for each of our beneficiaries. It is our belief that through work our beneficiaries make their contribution to society and mark their place in it. ALL THE INCOME FROM SOLD POSTCARDS/FRUIT ROLLS GOES TO KEC MNRO.
This was great fun again! So many happy children with special needs and adults (don’t know who was happier!)…this year we had the honor to welcome as a special guest the First Lady of Serbia, Mrs. Dragica Nikolic, who was also handing over gifts to the children. We had also Mrs. Martina Koja, who has started the cooperation with the Excelsior, traveling over from Slovenia, just to attend the event. Many thanks for coming, it meant a lot to all of us! We are so proud to be a part of this, and would like to especially thank Greta Kecman, who is the Head of KEC MNRO and Beatrice Grozdanic, who has organized all this, for their great work! It is so good to know, that there are people like you on this world…
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013 with many more projects and activities to come!!!
We love you!
Christoph Brueckner and the Excelsior Team
Easter Lunch for friends and the KEC MNRO kids. You can see how much fun the children had, we have even rented live rabbits as a surprise!
Excelsior Hotel Belgrade organized a Christmas lunch and fun afternoon for 50 children with special needs in close cooperation with Mrs. Martina Koja and Mrs. Greta Kecman, the head of KEC MNRO (Creative Educational Center for People with Development Disabilities).