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Davidson Hospitality Group Launches Inaugural “Davidson Day of Service” Companywide Initiative

Oct 26, 2023

Davidson Hospitality Group announces the inaugural launch of “Davidson Day of Service,” a new companywide initiative aimed at giving back to the local communities at all 83 individual hotels and resorts within the portfolio, from coast to coast. From supporting food banks and assisting homeless shelters to contributing goods and equipment to local schools to trail clean-ups, each participating property has developed a thoughtful, meaningful engagement to make a positive impact on its community during the month of November.

“Leading with heart and giving back are both intrinsic to Davidson culture and ladder up to two of my favorite company core values: ‘Be passionate about what you do; serve others with love’ and ‘Always do what’s right,’” said Davidson Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer Thom Geshay. “Community service projects are not new to Davidson, as our company has been doing them for years. However, this is the first time we’ve done it on a coordinated basis to really highlight the terrific impact our teams are having across the country. I continue to be amazed by our team members for fortifying strong relationships with the communities in which we live and serve.”

Below is a sampling of Davidson Day of Service efforts taking place during November:

Davidson Hospitality Group corporate office built care packages with school supplies for Peyton Forest Elementary in Atlanta, a Title 1, Part A school, which is economically and educationally disadvantaged.


  • Volunteering at Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Warehouse
  • The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 44 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves, on average, 400,000 people per month in San Diego County. Our team members have been able to receive aid from the Food Bank as their effort to reach Hospitality workers after covid and we want to be able to give back for that generosity.


  • We are inviting local firehouse and police to come for a complimentary lunch.


  • Blood donation drive with the San Diego Blood Bank
  • There has been a blood shortage in San Diego due to a major drop in donors. Blood distributions to hospitals is outpacing the number of blood donations coming in. We feel strongly that this is a major contribution to our community, providing hope for local patients and their families.


  • Volunteering with Samaritan Feet in our local and surrounding communities.
  • This organization serves and inspires hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life. I cannot express to you the many ways that this opportunity has touched my heart as well as others on our team. The appreciation, excitement, and gratitude that these children express to us when placing new socks and shoes on their feet just leaves us speechless. For many of these children, this is the first kind “touch” that they have ever had, and they are so delighted not only to receive new shoes but also to experience someone taking an interest in them and letting them know just how special they are. It is an amazing program, and we are honored to be a part of it.
  • This is new for us in 2023 and we plan to continue this project for years to come.


  • Packaging and sorting canned foods/gift boxes to be handed out to those in our community.
  • ECAP – Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program is a local organization that assists those in need. We have partnered with this organization since September of 2021 and donated gently used bedding, linen, furniture, etc. Nella, the organizer, had informed us that these items were a huge hit every time and the members appreciate them. This time around, we will be packing food boxes and adding in a little something cute to celebrate the holiday season coming up.
  • Partnership has been ongoing since September 2021.


  • Team HGI-Arlington is collaborating with New Hope Housing in Arlington, VA which is a 44 bed facility that offers adults access to resources in an ongoing effort to combat homelessness.
  • An End To Homelessness: Founded in 1977, New Hope Housing is an innovative, award-winning non-profit agency in Northern Virginia committed to finding creative and lasting solutions to end the cycle of homelessness by offering homeless men and women the services they need to change their lives and succeed. And each of those success stories adds to a stronger, healthier community for all.
  • As a team, we will prepare, assemble and deliver bagged lunches on November 9th. In addition to providing lunch, we are going to include individual, handwritten and inspirational messages. We decided on this organization, particularly because we see the effects of homelessness daily, right in our hotel neighborhood. Homelessness doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t isolate. Agencies like New Hope depend on volunteers and donations to keep their efforts thriving and available. We are honored to support their cause and are looking forward to doing so on a monthly basis moving forward.


  • Feed My Starving Children food packaging.
  • Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and undernutrition. Hunger is still causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, we estimate at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. This is heartbreaking. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential.
  • As a hotel we try to pack meals at least twice per year with Feed My Starving Children.


  • We adopted a trail near the Snowpine Lodge called the Temple Quarry Trail through the forest service. We will be having a Team outing for clean up and maintenance.


  • We will once again be participating in Freestore Foodbank’s Thanksgiving Holiday Foodbox Distribution.
  • Freestore Foodbank’s mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community, and our vision is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. To achieve this vision, our objectives are to provide nutritious food, connect to support services and offer a pathway from crisis to stability.
  • Ohio & Urban Cincinnati has significant issue with food insecurity and food deserts. Freestore Foodbank’s mission is “to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community, and our vision is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. To achieve this vision, our objectives are to provide nutritious food, connect to support services and offer a pathway from crisis to stability.” The FSFB not only provides food to most of the Cincinnati & Northern KY foodbanks, they also have a program to provide Powerpacks. A Powerpack is a pack of food for students so they won’t go hungry over the weekend! Many of our Team Members live in the immediate Cincinnati community and some have found themselves in need of these resources. 
  • We have a longstanding relationship with FSFB. We have volunteered with them for 15-20 years.


  • The organization we have selected to support is The Sandwich Project of Minnesota.  The Sandwich Project exists to serve those with food insecurity through bringing community volunteers and community partners together to serve those in need.  The Emery is passionate about doing good in our community.
  • We are collaborating with local food suppliers to contribute supplies for our event.  The event will be held in our event space for all team members to participate.  Our goal is to make over 300 sandwiches that will serve food shelves in the Minneapolis area.


  • We will focus on another property clean-up day, that will help the Resort and our immediate surrounding areas. This will also help with the construction debris that is flying around and will help the community.


  • For Davidson’s Day of Service, the Hotel Zachary will be volunteering at Nourishing Hope’s Lakeview Sheridan Market. The Lakeview Sheridan Market is the local food pantry that serves neighbors throughout Chicago whose income is below certain guidelines. Nourishing Hope also offers mental health and social services.
  • We have many team members that live in the area, and some have shared they have been to the food pantry for food or services, especially during Covid. We started volunteering at the food pantry in early 2022 and volunteer by helping neighbors select food as well as restock the fridges/shelves while we assist with food distribution.
  • We have also donated a number of hotel stay certificates that Nourishing Hope has used during their fundraising events. During their last event, they raised $900,000 that will help them continue to provide these essential services to the local community.


  • We are planning to volunteer on Wednesday, November 15th with the SC Department of Natural Resources and in partnership with one of our hotel vendors to plant artificial oyster reefs in our local waterways.
  • The hotel currently partners with Casual Crabbing With Tia, who provides a local crabbing excursion for our guests, followed by “cooking their catch” at the hotel. The idea is to layer in oyster shell recycling at the hotel so that the team sees full circle the benefit of recycling and planting oyster reefs in our coastal community.


  • The Hotel Zephyr Team signed up to do gardening work at Mission Dolores Park on Thursday, November 16
  • Prior to this year’s community service day, the hotel volunteered with  SF Parks and Recreation to do  garden work at the SF  Marina which is one of our local neighborhood parks. We need to preserve the park because it is part of SF History and it is also one the many reasons  why visitors from around the world and the locals come to visit SF.
  • We will be hosting a themed lunch for the local fire department.
  • Fire fighters play an important role in advocating for better public/people safety. Working in the hotel we have had our fair share of visits by the local fire department rather it’s been a serious accident or a false alarm. With that we have been able to build a good relationship and rapport with the local fire fighters. At times their dedication to our safety goes unnoticed as we feel that it is part of their job, however its more than that. Each and everyday these individuals truly put their life on the line for another human which is one of the most selfless things someone can do. For that we are honored to appreciate/celebrate them.


  • We will be volunteering at Burton Memorial Food Pantry in Tavernier, FL. We will be bringing donated items as well as helping them organize the food loading meals for delivery. This is one of the very few food banks in the area and contributes to helping the locals who need food.
  • This is a new partnership that we’ve established and hope to continue to do so in the new year.


  • We will be doing two thing so that we can include as many associates as possible.  We will be Helping with Lunch Service at Broad street Ministries, We have partnered with them for the past two years with Clothing drives.  Their very unique set up, they are actually they Address for over  4700  Homeless Adults. They also have a closet set up to give out Socks and Clothing as needed.
  • Our Second Choice was for  Philadelphia Community Fridges,  These are fridges located thru out the city in Neighborhoods where it is most needed and we will be leaving full Thanksgiving Meals in several different fridges around the city.


  • As a leadership team, team Alex will be participating in the White River Cleanup project with our partners at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful on November 9th.  KIB is one of our core partners in the downtown areas and does a tremendous amount of work to ensure Indy is always looking beautiful.
  • We are also providing assistance to Gleaners Food bank on two shifts around the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.


  • Partnering with a local organization called Cradles to Crayons. They have locations in a few other major cities in the U.S.
  • How many parents have gently used baby up to 12 yr. old clothes that their children have grown out of.  Why store it away if you are done having children.  Donate in need, our team here at 21C is diverse and whether they have children of their own or grandchildren, majority can relate to this organization in helping out our future kids.
  • We are holding a clothing/donation drive for our property and then volunteering to see where do the donations go (full circle).


  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital- We are collecting enough personal hygiene products to make 200 compassion bags. This will be an ongoing project for November. Arkansas Children’s is ranked in seven specialty services according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 “Best Children’s Hospitals.” This makes us the most decorated health system in the state, ranking in the most specialty services of any other hospital. We are proud of what this hospital accomplishes for the whole state.
    • Arkansas Food Bank- Volunteer Day-November 8 from 8 AM-12 PM. Packing and sorting donated boxes.
    • Ronald McDonald House—Volunteer Day – RED APRON PROGRAM-Dinner Service at 5:30 PM on December 13th. In the past, the culinary department would put together a meal and we would take it and serve the families that were staying at RMH. We have not partnered with RMH in a couple of years and are excited to get back involved with them.


  • Volunteering with PawsAbilities
  • This nonprofit assists young people with disabilities and works with animals, which are both important to our staff.  With this event we will have the opportunity to work with the youth with disabilities while making dog treats, shirts and toys for the dog treat bakery that they run.
  • This will be our first event with them but would love to make it an ongoing partnership.


  • Barnsley Resort is participating in Back Pack Buddies November 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30thduring the month of So we will not have just one day of service, but four days of services.
    • The Backpack Buddies Program is important to Barnsley Resort because the program provides children in Cartersville City and Bartow County schools from food-insecure homes with weekend meals during the school year. BPB works with local corporations, civic groups, churches and individuals to collect and pack bags with kid-friendly non-perishable food. The children receive a backpack containing nutritious, self-serve food that will sustain them when school meals are not available. The children are selected by school principals, guidance counselors, social workers and various after school programs who identify the “at-risk” child and currently serves 330 students in four city schools in Bartow County. Research shows hungry children have poorer mental and physical health, suffer with more behavioral disorders and are less prepared to learn when they are in school. Hunger is an increasing epidemic in Bartow County and there ware an estimated 700 homeless children in Cartersville (258)/Bartow County (442). The Backpack Buddies program is essential to help relieve hunger, which in turn will improve grades, health, school attendance and self-esteem in these children
  • We did a Trail Crew Day and Adopted a local Trail
  • This is a local trail that our property is actually named after.  It is called the Viewline Trail.


  • The Gabriel Miami will be donating to Camillas House in November
  • It provides meals and housing to homeless people. Also provides counseling services to get people  back on their feet.


  • On our day of service, we will be donating Thanksgiving meals to families in need in Rochester.
  • We partner with the Rochester School District to identify the families in most need. We then will take our Thanksgiving to-go meals and deliver them the day before thanksgiving to those families with a card from the Royal Park staff.
  • Each family will receive a full Thanksgiving spread with our message that we are thankful for the opportunity to serve them.
  • 10 team members will deliver 5 meals on the 22nd to families that would not have had a Thanksgiving.


  • We will be providing 5 day passes to the Key Largo School Safety Patrol.
  • The organization is important because it assists in raising money so the 5th graders of this school can take a trip to Washington DC at the end of the year.
  • New Organization for 2024


  • The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center has started a new partnership with Arlington Food Assistance Center. We will be volunteering at their food bank in November and December as well as participating in in Sponsor Purchased Food program in February. The SPF helps to off set food cost for AFAC which allows them the ability to serve more individuals within the local community. We are excited to be able to Serve Others with Love!


  • Congressional Medal of Honor Society and The National WWII Museum Announce Honorees to be Recognized at 2023 Convention in New Orleans. The Higgins will be proudly serving as the official hotel of The National World War ll Museum during this historic event on November 3, 2023.  Over 40 Congressional Medal of honors recipients will be on property at the same time. ( something that has never happened in the history of our great nation or this annual gathering of Medal of Honor Recipients.)
  • The entire hotel staff will be participating in the welcome parade on our campus along with receiving lines during this multi day event that will honor our Heros.  As the official hotel we will have the honor of housing these great Americans and their loved ones.
  • Paul Hilliard, one of the honorees and the donor who underwrote with a $7 million dollar donation to the hotel’s Paul and Madeline Hilliard Conference Center at the Higgins will be one of the honorees recognized at this historic event which is the largest annual gathering of Medal of Honor Recipients and one of the country’s most prestigious and patriotic events.
  • The staff of The Higgins Hotel and Conference Center a CURIO by Hilton is truly honored to be a part of this once in a lifetime event.  Our team lives our purpose every day as we work to fund the educational endowment of the National World War ll Museum so that future generations will learn about Americas Greatest Generation and their contribution to the War that changed the world.
  • The partnership with our owners, The National World War ll Museum is an ongoing relationship that gives back to our public daily.  We assist in bringing to life the story of our Namesake, Andrew Higgins, and his contribution to the War efforts.  His factories that lined the bayous and rail yards of New Orleans employed over 20,000 New Orleanians who worked tirelessly to provide the landing crafts that won the war.
  • Having the opportunity to celebrate this historic event and simultaneously participating in Davidson’s day of service is a special moment in our hotel’s history.
  • This partnership and our mission is brought to life in our daily work.
  • Will be cooking food, serving, and sending supplies to the Atlanta Mission.
  • We want to give back to the local community and those that are less fortunate that us. This facility is in our backyard.
  • Is this an ongoing partnership with an organization or something new for 2023/2024? This is something new that we plan on continuing to do as they are near the property.


  • We will be working with North County San Diego Food Bank for the month of November and will be partnering with them into 2024.  They always have volunteer hours available and have open times for anyone to assist.  We will be communicate to the hotel and all team members and will be able to volunteer their time that will work with their schedule.


  • Volunteering at Ronal McDonald House.  Cooking Meals and Holiday Celebration help
  • It is important for us because it warms our hearts,  during the holidays specially, to see the smiles of these children and families.
  • Long Branch , Local government and first responders appreciation night.
  • As a show of our appreciation, we invite all Long Branch local government and first responders and their families to join us for an evening of drinks and small bites at Carousel Bar, followed by complimentary games and bowling in Pier Pins


  • Hosting a Luncheon for the San Mateo County Police Department City of Millbrae, California on November 7th
  • The San Mateo County Police Department is an essential Westin & Aloft partner. They provide service to us in countless ways, including responding to our calls for help within minutes and diffusing any potentially harmful situations quickly and quietly. They have assisted us with many traffic issues and helped connect us and city officials to have various signs made and laws put in place to make things much easier for our guests regarding the flow of traffic, etc. They also stop in often to say hi and ensure we have everything we need from a safety and security standpoint. It is great to be able to serve them for once, and it is the least we can do.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with the SanMateo County Police Department City of Millbrae.


  • For our day of service, we plan to do a Thanksgiving Food  Drive for RCS Grace House/Hope Villages of America and also  serve the homeless at St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen.
  • RCS Grace House/Hope Villages of America supports those in our community facing hunger, homelessness, domestic violence or a lack of basic needs. We have partnered with them over the years as we support their mission and have always been impressed with how they treat individuals and families with care and compassion.  When team members here at our resort face homelessness or domestic related incidents, they are one of the first places we reach out to and they always find a way to accommodate.  Also, one of our very first hires when we opened the resort was a team member who was staying at their shelter and is now in a senior management role. She has also been selected as the American Hotel and Lodging Employee of the year for 2022. St Vince de Paul Soup Kitchen is the closest facility to our resort that feeds the homeless in Clearwater Beach in a dignified way. They also assist individuals to find gainful employment so that they can be rehabilitated into society. This is an ongoing partnership for us since 2018.
  • Food Donations For Texas Food Bank : Team members will be donating can goods to ensure that all families have a hot meal for the upcoming holidays.  We are also waiting on confirmation date to serve the homeless on Thanksgiving Day. Texas Women’s Shelter: Taking donations for women and children’s coats. The winter season can be brutal in Texas, and we are implementing Kimpton Harper Coat Closet and coats will be delivered to the shelter mid-November.
  • Both organizations are equally important. In being able to sever and give to those who cannot afford coats or food to feed their loved ones and a reminder to stop and think about the less fortunate.


  • We will be volunteering for the lunch service at Room in the Inn.
  • Room in the Inn is an organization that provides programs and long term support for those who experience homelessness.  The mission of their dining room is to “feed both the body and soul, offering a place where one can be served and waited upon, receive hospitality, and experience community.”  The hospitality and service of a sit-down meal extends our core value of “Be passionate about what you do, serve others with love” beyond the walls of our operation and into our community.
  • This is something new for 2023/2024!
  • Eden Roc will be partnering with Clean Miami Beach for a beach clean up with our hotel team.
  • As a valued partner of the hotel, we host several beach clean ups throughout the year as it’s a fun and important initiative. It’s great team building, we get to be outside and enjoy the nature and most importantly, we pick up all trash and debris on the beach and boardwalk as it typically ends up in the ocean harming our wildlife. It also reminds us that it is very important to have a clean and healthy ocean and limit our use of plastic with new refillable bottles and other alternatives.
  • Eden Roc and Nobu Hotel has an ongoing partnership with Clean Miami Beach for the last several years as we host several beach clean ups throughout the year.
  • In addition throughout the month of November, Eden Roc will have a “Animal Supply Drive” benefiting our partner, Animal Lovers Rescue (ALR), a local non-profit organization finding pups and kitties their forever homes, along with proper medical attention and nutrition. We will be having a supply drive where guests and hotel team members can drop off donations or purchase preferred items from an Amazon list for ALR such as food, beds, leashes, medicine, toys and even outfits.
  • This organization is important to Eden Roc because we partner with ALR bi-monthly for our super popular and always sold out Doggy Yoga session by Esencia Wellness with all proceeds directly benefiting ALR and the majority of participating pups get adopted.
  • We’ve had this partnership for nearly 2 years and they have become a dear partner of the hotel as attendees enjoy this unique experience for a great cause.
  • For the Davidson’s Day of Service, Wyndham Orlando I-Drive will be providing a Thanksgiving Lunch for our local first responders as a Thank you for all they do.
  • Our local first responders not only provide support for the community but consistently support the hotel during several groups in-house.
  • This is ongoing partnership which is usually done during Patriots’ Day and around Christmas time. Starting 2023 and on, we will serve a Thanksgiving lunch the week before Thanksgiving for our local police officers.


  • Embassy Suites Nashville Downtown will be volunteering at Room In The Inn for Davidson Day of Service. Our volunteer activity will be held on Monday, November 20th, and we will be serving lunch to approximately 200 members of our community.
  • Room In The Inn serves meals to Nashville’s homeless population and provides residential services, education, and self-help resources for those in need. They are located a half mile from Embassy Suites Nashville Downtown and serve our local community. We have even had team members who have utilized Room In The Inn’s services.
  • This is an ongoing partnership that began in January 2023, and we intend to continue our partnership in 2024!


  • At Sheraton Philadelphia University City, we are proud to be active contributors to our community. As Veteran’s Day approaches, we have been seeking out ways to honor our brave men and women while extending our gratitude beyond our annual celebrations. We are excited to share that for us Davidson’s Day of Service will be dedicated to serving those who have selflessly served our country. We are partnering with the Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Center for Development and Civic Engagement which is hosting a series of events in the area in the week leading up to Veteran’s Day. Our team has committed to hosting a lunch for 300 individuals at the nearby Philadelphia VA Hospital on November 9th from 11am-2pm. In addition, we have committed to hosting a “Sheraton UCity Salutes Veterans” Drive throughout November to collect essential items requested by the VA for our vets to create care packages to distribute at the hospital.
  • This organization is important to us because we believe that serving in our Armed Forces is the utmost act of selflessness, and the Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Center for Development and Civic Engagement partners with local businesses to support those who have given so much for our country. We appreciate how they extend opportunities for hotels and other organizations to honor the sacrifice of our veterans in a meaningful way. Also, we have veterans and family members of veterans on our team who have asked us to find ways to give back to and serve veterans in our community.
  • This is a new partnership for 2023/2024.


  • Serving box lunches and giving toys to children of migrants in the downtown area in partnership with the 18 district  police station
  • It was brought to our attention by team members of the hotel that we should do something to help these individuals.
  • We will do this on November 9th as the first activity but we hope to continue to work with the 18 district police station with this type of activity.


  • We will be partnering with one of our groups, Operation Dress Code, to collect donations for their event. We will be partnering with the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank for a month of donation collecting.
  • San Diego military presence has had a significant impact on the local economy, culture, and community, making it an integral part of the city’s identity. There are more than 115,000 active-duty service members in San Diego. Operation Dress Code is a program designed to empower women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces by providing them with the professional clothing needed to transition to the civilian workforce.  This organization partners with veterans organizations, community leaders, business groups and dedicated volunteers to honor women veterans with free, personalized shopping experiences at our Dress Code pop-up boutiques. Paradise Point is one of those locations and their event will be held on November 5th.  Food insecurity is a huge problem in San Diego.  Out of the approximately 758,000 people facing food insecurity, 199,000 are children and 151,000 are over the age of 60.  The San Diego Food Bank feeds approximately 400,000 people per month.
  • Both partnerships are new for us for 2023/2024


  • We will be doing a parking lot clean up in the area across the street from our hotel. This is where our team members park. We are still looking with in our community for other activities.


  • We will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving Feast for local First Responders in our immediate area.  We want them to enjoy the holidays as well!
  • We will decorate one of our banquet rooms and have Thank You notes from all associates at each place setting.  Responders will be able to come throughout the day and Team Members will welcome and thank them. We greatly appreciate the partnership we have with the Fire Dept., Police and EMT services. This is an annual initiative and we look forward to welcoming them back!


  • Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach will be going to a local food bank to help prepare and pack nutritious lunches for people in need. This is a new cause we are joining for 2023/2024 that is close to our hearts, as there is ample food, but so many people that are unable to get the food they need. This cause helps schools, veterans, and the homeless, all of which are close to our hearts.


  • In the Kissimmee and Orlando area on September 11 all the hotels through CFHLA cook lunch and bring it over to either the closest Fire Department or Police station.
  • What will your property be doing for Davidson Day of Service? We will be hosting a special event at our property for the GKTW Team. We will provide and help create decorations for the events they will be having for their holiday events.
  • Why is this organization important to you? GKTW is important not only because they appreciate the volunteers that help throughout the year, but also because we get the opportunity to help Families and their children create memories and celebrate life. Our property is also located very close to their village where it makes it convenient for the Family to either visit or stay at our resort.
  • Is this an ongoing partnership with an organization or something new for 2023/2024? Margaritaville is humbly proud to carry a long-time partnership with the organization for a few years now and plans to continue volunteering for as long as possible.


  • Hyatt Regency Monterey will be partnering with the Monterey County Food Bank which offer a variety of services (and volunteer opportunities) for the Monterey community.
  • Food insecurity is wide spread throughout our local community.  In past years we have supported this organization with volunteer efforts and have seen first-hand the need, at times families of our own team members benefiting from the organization.  Programs reach into the local schools as well as donation sites for families in a farmers market style; being located in Monterey County allows the access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • We have partnered in years past with the Monterey County Food Bank and plan to continue those efforts.
  • Hotel Viking, Newport RI during the month of November hosts its Annual Food Drive to benefit the Martin Luther King Community Center.  This is a local partnership – we provided them with over 30 back packs this school year and for the past 3 years collected non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving.  This local community center aid the food deprived, the un-homed and offers day care / pre-k for local children.  Our teams will compete to see who can collect the most food for the MLK Food Bank.
  • We will also be putting together Blessing Bags – we have a local un-home community that could use these bags with daily essentials – toiletries, hand warmers, socks, etc – our goal is 50 blessing bags.
  • Offering a meal to the officers in our district.
  • Officer Kim and her team are always available to help assist with any issues the hotel may need.
  • The hotel has always had a great relationship with officer Kim and her team.


  • Jewish community or Children Hospital of Atlanta -Scottish Rite
  • Add assistance for families in Israel or Helping sick kids


  • We have a two-pronged approach to the day of service. Starting on November 1st we will be collect items for our Local Humane Society. Those items will be dropped off on the 17th. On the 17th we will also be making a meal at Ronald McDonald House for the families in residence.
  • Our hotel is pet friendly and full of pet lovers. We have been working to build a relationship with our Humane Society and are excited to donate goods to them. Ronald McDonald House holds a special place in our hearts as well. We have members of our team who have long lasting relationships with RMH.
  • We partnered with them for our Annual Gala this year and raised over $10K.


  • We are teaming up with LSS Faith Mission to serve a meal at their homeless shelter. We will be preparing and serving the food using the donations they receive at the shelter.


  • “Lunches with love” with the Ronald McDonald house here in Spokane. This will be a new opportunity that we are taking but with the help of our amazing chefs we hope to keep it going! A group of 6 of us will go down to the Ronald McDonald house and prepare a full course meal for the families staying in the Ronald McDonald house while they are in Spokane receiving medical services. This organization is very important to us/me because over the years of working with the davenport I’ve gotten the opportunity to meet many families who travel to Spokane for medical reasons, many of them being regulars at our hotels and they have always been the most pleasurable guest to have and despite the situations they are in they always have an amazing view of life. We would love the opportunity to give back in a new way and bring a warm delicious meal to families in need.
  • We currently have two volunteer events planned. We will be sorting and packing donated dry goods with Feeding South Florida. We are also scheduled with the Broward Outreach Center to make and serve lunch for the residents of The Caring Place.
  •  Feeding South Florida is an organization that is very important to our community. Their mission is to lower the population of families who have food insecurities in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami Dade and Monroe Counties. The Broward Outreach Center provides food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, healthcare, spiritual development and housing with love, compassion and encouragement.
  • We have volunteered with both of these organizations multiple times throughout the years.


  • We will be supporting the City of Cambridge through their annual walk to support The Cambridge Half Marathon benefits the City of Cambridge Scholarship Fundand Cambridge Camping which we feel is important for our local community.
  • The community in Cambridge plays such a large portion of our presence and we thought it best to show our support and have the hotel join the race.


  • Coconut Beach Coast Beach Clean Up
  • If not removed, this debris will end up in the ocean. Beach cleanups are a last line of defense to prevent debris from causing harm to our oceans, to wildlife, to our coastal economies, and even to beach-goers and to protect our island of Kauai.
  • Ongoing in 2023 – 2024
  • Le Meridien Houston will partner with The Houston Food Bank for our Davidson Day of Service Project. Le Meridien Houston will host a two-week food drive benefiting The Houston Food Bank, which is one of the nation’s largest food banks. Our property is in the heart of a large city with a large homeless population. Partnering with The Houston Food Bank, which is the suppling source of many of the local soup kitchen and neighborhood pantries will allow us to be a small benefactor for an even greater purpose.
  • This will be our first year partnering with the HFB with many more to come.


  •  Partnering with the local Boys and Girls Club to package Thanksgiving dinners for families in need.
  • This organization has a long history within Newport Rhode Island, since 1956, they have been providing services to children, young adults and families that help support them. This in turn helps them realize their full potential and become prosperous, successful adults of the community.
  • This is a new organization that we will be partnering with for 2023!