Monthly Archives: August 2017

Shangri La Garage Sale

Posted on by Jackie

Nipunda Shangri LaThe Shangri-La Golf Resort and Spa in Hambantota held its second garage sale in late July/early August to raise funds for a joint library development programme with SRI.

A total of Rs75,930 was raised over a two-day period from the sale of lost and found items, plus donations from hotel staff.

We were delighted with the fundraising effort as it was more than double the amount raised from the first garage sale in April.

The intention is to hold a sale once every quarter and build up a fund to renovate and re-stock libraries across the educational district around Hambantota.

The hotel also has an 2% employment target for people with disabilities and SRI was extremely pleased when two of our former deaf students from Debarawewa President’s Primary College  - Nipuna and Owinda – were given jobs there late last year.

Nipuna is pictured top row, second from left at the Shangri-La’s recent international housekeeping week event at the hotel.