YOKO ONO LENNON TEAMS UP WITH HARD ROCK AND WHYHUNGER TO “IMAGINE” A FUTURE FREE FROM HUNGER
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Gives Back Through 8th Annual IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER Campaign
HOLLYWOOD, FL (November 4, 2015) – Hard Rock is kicking off the season of giving by helping to nourish children and families worldwide with IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER. Inspired by John Lennon and his iconic song “Imagine,” the global campaign strives to turn his dream of a world with no hunger into a reality. For the eighth year, Yoko Ono Lennon joins Hard Rock International and WhyHunger in support of that mission. Proceeds from Hard Rock’s campaign will directly benefit WhyHunger and its grassroots partners worldwide, working to advance long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance.
As part of its local efforts, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood will donate non-perishable food items to Harvest Drive Florida at Western High School on Friday, Nov. 20. Established in 1992, the Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates events that take place at several Broward County public schools every Thanksgiving. Families receive a complete Thanksgiving meal and a week’s worth of grocery staples, as well as personal and household necessities during Thanksgiving season. For more information visit: www.HarvestDriveFlorida.com.
Now through Dec. 31, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is offering limited-edition IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER merchandise, including a bracelet and T-shirt. For a $2 donation, guests can choose from an assortment of colored bracelets with 100 percent of funds raised benefiting WhyHunger. Additionally, 15 percent of the retail price of the IMAGINE T-shirt, which features the inspiring words “IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER” alongside a peace sign, will benefit WhyHunger. Merchandise is available for purchase at the Rock Shop at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood and online at www.hardrock.com.
Guests are also invited to let their wish be heard with the IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER Wish Tree. Guests can make a donation in the Rock Shop for a Wish Tag, then write wishes down and place it on the resort’s Wish Tree. Funds raised through the purchase of each Wish Tag will go directly to support sustainable agriculture education and nutritional feeding programs around the world, through the partnership with IMAGINE. Wish Tag donations can be any amount, including $2 to feed a child for a day, $5 to feed a child for a week, $10 to start a family or community garden and $20 to start a school garden program.
True to Hard Rock’s mottos, “Love All – Serve All” and “Take Time to be Kind,” philanthropy has been the soul of the brand since its founding in 1971, and now guests can join in the fight against childhood hunger and poverty. With Hard Rock’s support through the years, IMAGINE has helped communities grow enough food to provide more than 9.8 million nutritious meals in 31 countries. The campaign has supported programs that taught more than 47,800 community members techniques for sustained food production and has raised more than $6.8 million to help fight childhood hunger
As part of the 2015 IMAGINE THERE’S NO HUNGER campaign, Hard Rock encourages fans to show their support by using #ImagineNoHunger on social media. Follow and tag Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly
For additional information on the IMAGINE program, visit www.hardrock.com/IMAGINE.