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Published on : Thursday, May 21, 2015
Bethesda, MD- Associates at Marriott International gave back to the communities in which they live and work today as part of the company’s global Spirit To Serve Our Communities Day. More than 1,700 headquarters associates volunteered their time at 30 locations across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC.
Part of Associate Appreciation Week, Spirit To Serve is an opportunity for Marriott’s worldwide community to come together as a team for a global day of service. A highlight of the day was the KaBoom! playground build project build in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
“We are thrilled to partner with KaBoom! once again for SpiritTo Serve Our Communities Day,” said Joanne Thomas, Marriott International, manager, social responsibility and business councils. “Over 100 volunteers will participate at the Gaithersburg build site to ensure underserved children receive a fun, safe playground.”
Additionally, Marriott volunteers participated in the following activities:
– Sorted and organized 750,000 diapers at the DC Diaper Bank
– Assembled 30,000 macaroni & cheese meals to be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank
– Made 2,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Martha’s Table & McKenna’s Wagon
– Painted four murals for Foundation for Hospital Art and Our House
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands.
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