This September, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts will reach out and support local charitable organizations during the luxury hotel brand’s Community Connections Month.
As part of Fairmont’s new Sustainability Partnership program and the brand’s ongoing commitment to proactively engage with its local communities, hotel colleagues in participating locations will be rolling up their sleeves and pitching in, whether it be volunteering at a shelter, highlighting the preservation of a threatened species like bees, raising funds for at-risk children or lending a helping hand to improve facilities for the elderly.
The initiative will be taking place at Fairmont hotels around the world, but there are several U.S. properties that plan to take part with special programs and events.
On September 20, colleagues of The Fairmont Olympic, Seattle will be working with The Pike Place Market Foundation to transform the market’s Food Bank and Seniors Center with a fresh coat of paint, ensuring this city landmark remains a vibrant and clean place for the entire community. The Pike Place Market Foundation helps a diverse community to live and thrive at Pike Place Market by feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, educating children, and finding homes for those in need.
Fairmont properties in Boston will focus on supporting the city’s most vulnerable. Fairmont Battery Wharf will partner with The Greater Boston Food Bank to hold a food drive at the hotel from September 9-18, and hotel colleagues will volunteer at the Food Bank, sorting and packaging donated food. The Fairmont Copley Plaza will participate in St. Francis House’s “High Five to Help the Homeless” program by providing five colleagues for five volunteer hours daily during the week of September 9, offering services to guests at the shelter.
And the Fairmont Washington D.C, Georgetown will hold a carwash for D.C. taxi cabs, with proceeds going to Best Buddies, an organization supporting people with intellectual disabilities. From September 23-27 the hotel will also hold a drive for the Washington Animal Rescue League, collecting items such as toys, blankets and monetary donations.
“At Fairmont, we are continually seeking out innovative ways to support and give back to our local communities; a pledge that our hotel colleagues value and actively play a part in,” said the brand’s president Jennifer Fox. “It’s simply part of our ongoing commitment to good corporate citizenship.”