Today marks the launch of our third annual Hyatt Thrive Global Month of Community Service, and we have so many exciting things in the works for April! Today we're giving you an inside look at everything in store for this month.
Giving Back Around the Globe: As in years past, our hotels around the world will be engaging in volunteer events to give back to the local communities they call home. From London to Shanghai to Mumbai, there will be some amazing volunteer days that will inspire you to get up, get out, and go volunteer!
We're especially excited this year to be teaming up with Starbucks, a company that is leading the way in corporate responsibility. Not only do they serve up a mean latte, but they know what it takes to make a real difference in communities around the world. We'll be starting our work with Starbucks right here in our hometown of Chicago with a volunteer day in late April where we'll be revitalizing two communities on Chicago's South side. Stay tuned for more information and pictures from what we know will be a fantastic and inspirational day.
You can check out our very successful volunteer day from last year below.
Clean The World: Today marks the official kick off of our relationship with Clean The World, a non-profit organization that collects recycled soap and shampoo products discarded by the hospitality industry and donates them to impoverished people around the world. We currently have 20 Hyatt hotels on board that work with Clean the World, and to celebrate this new relationship, we’ll be donating amenities worth $15,000 to the organization. Check out the great picture below of General Manager Terry Dunbar from Hyatt Regency Jersey City delivering amenities to children in Honduras!
General Manager of Hyatt Regency Jersey City, Terry Dunbar, recently joined a soap distribution trip with Clean the World to Honduras, where the group handed out 6,000 bars of soaps to 11 schools and taught children the importance of hand washing and proper hand washing techniques to prevent diseases.
Commit To Thrive: This year, we want to encourage everyone to get out and volunteer in their local communities. That’s why we’ve launched our Commit To Thrive campaign, which asks Hyatt associates, guests, and neighbors to take an online pledge to volunteer and make a positive difference in their own communities.
Anyone can visit www.HyattThrive.com/CommitToThrive to take the pledge, which will be signified by an online badge that can be shared across social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – take your pic! For each qualifying pledge made between April 1 and April 30 this year up to 35,000 pledges, Hyatt will also commit to making a positive difference by donating a book to a child in need – up to 35,000 books. With the help of non-profit organizations Room to Read and We Give Books, children around the world will receive books that will inspire their love of reading and empower them through education to succeed in school and beyond.
We couldn’t be more excited about all the fantastic things we have lined up for April – make sure to check back here as we spotlight activities on Thrive Thursdays right here on Keyed Into Hyatt.
Click here to take the Commit To Thrive pledge. For every pledge taken between April 1 and April 30 (up to 35,000 pledges), Hyatt will donate a book to a child in need (up to 35,000 books) with the help of non-profit organizations We Give Books and Room to Read.