Pillar Teams Participate in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®
A handful of our California hotel teams participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this May and raised over $1,900 for breast cancer research. Big thank you to: Courtyard Folsom, Courtyard Roseville, Hampton Inn Rancho Cordova, Residence Inn Vacaville and Fairfield Inn Vacaville. We greatly appreciate these teams for donating their time and efforts to such a great cause! To learn how you can get involved, visit www.komen.org.
Their pet fair and fundraiser, held at Residence Inn Deptford on Sunday, May 4 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, raised over $1,500! "We are proud to partner with the Residence Inn Deptford," said Sherri Smith, Chairman of One Love Animal Rescue. "Support from local businesses is crucial for us to continue the important work of reducing pet overpopulation and saving homeless animals. With the help of the Residence Inn, we can really connect with the public and encourage them to join our mission."
The Paws for the Cause Pet Fair featured pet photos, DJ entertainment, chair massages, raffle prizes and more. Vendors in attendance included SEK Productions, Chicago Uno Grille, Taylors -Williamstown, Voorhees Animal Adoption, Camden County Animal Shelter, Alpha Dog Food, Furry Good, Camp Bow Wow, Tail Waggers, Fiona Hesk Massage Therapist, A & E Grooming, Majestic Images, DW Services, West Deptford Animal Hospital, Staf SHARE organization, Joa's Ark Rescue and Polish Water Ice. For more information about donating to One Love Animal Rescue, visit http://www.oneloveanimalrescue.org/
TownePlace Suites Lubbock Making "Real Giving" Blankets to Donate to Local Children's Hospitals
Spring Community Involvement
This spring, our hotels are strengthening their community partnerships and giving back at every opportunity. Here are some recent highlights:
Lexington, KY Hotel Teams Participating in the Shamrock Shuffle 3K to Benefit Habitat for Humanity
Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport Teaming Up with MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance)
SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids and Kent County Lodging Association Presenting a Check to Susan G. Komen
Residence Inn Chicago Bloomingdale Honored with Community Appreciation Award (April 2014)
Earlier this month, our Residence Inn Chicago Bloomingdale hotel was surprised with a Community Appreciation Award from the Fire Department Chief and Lt. Chief. Congratulations and thank you for all of your efforts to help families displaced from fire, flood and other severe weather events. We are proud and happy to have you as part of our Pillar family!
SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North Named Community Service Hotel of the Year (March 2014)
Our SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North hotel was selected as 2013 Community Service Hotel of the Year. Over the past year, Spring-Hill Suites Grand Rapids North has been involved with numerous charitable organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and American Red Cross. This team is extremely passionate about community involvement and always looking for ways to give back while providing a memorable experience for team members and guests alike. In addition to participating in community events, many of the hotel's staff members serve local organizations on their own time and work to enhance tourism for Grand Rapids. Rachel Crowther, GM, is a local CVB-Experience Grand Rapids board member and actively involved in the Hotel Advisory Committee.