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April 10, 2014
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Thrive Thursday: Giving Back Globally During Hyatt’s Month of Community Service

At Hyatt, April is a very special month for us. It is a time when our 90,000 colleagues worldwide celebrate our commitment to thriving communities by giving back to the places we call home. Now in week two of our Global Month of Community Service, countless volunteer projects have taken place around the world. From environmental clean ups to job training with youth, our colleagues are making a global impact this month and we look forward to sharing a few examples with you.

For more inspiration, visit InAHyattWorld.com or check out Tagboard.com/HyattThrive. You can even see some fun photos from service events taking place around the world following the #HyattThrive hashtag. It’s a guaranteed way to inspire others to get active, too!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The team at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht started a weekly run to raise awareness and funds for Dance4life, an international initiative that strives to bring an end to aids, unplanned pregnancies and sexual violence. Spearheaded by General Manager Toni Hinterstoisser, the team invites guests, associates and community members to join them every Wednesday for the 5 kilometer run.

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Arlington, Virginia – USA
The team at Hyatt Regency Crystal City is raising funds and awareness to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. In fact, three managers from the hotel plan to run the DC Nike Women’s Half Marathon for Team in Training on April 27th. Among the runners is Area HR Director Michelle Crabtree whose son Tyler was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2012. Michelle and the team will be running for Team Tyler, who is the TNT Honored Teammate for the Nike race. Tyler will be standing at the end of the race passing out high fives as his mom and her colleagues cross the finish line.

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Dallas, Texas – USA
At Grand Hyatt DFW, the team participated in a Chocolate Fest fundraiser to benefit Traveler’s Aid, which helps travelers in need of assistance.

London, United Kingdom
Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill was busy serving a delicious breakfast at West London Mission Centre this week. The Centre, a longtime community partner of the hotel, seeks to transform the lives of people affected by homelessness, personal difficulties, offending or addiction by empowering them to lead more fulfilling lives.

South Bend, Indiana – USA
Hyatt Place South Bend/Mishawaka volunteered at their local food bank.

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Bandung, Indonesia
Hyatt Regency Bandung hosted a School Mentoring Program in which associates shared to their knowledge, skills and experience in hospitality with local students.

Houston, Texas – USA
Hyatt Regency Houston partnered with Gregory Lincoln Education Center which has students ranging from PK-8th Grade. Center is built on the cultivated classroom, our organic edible school garden. Here students grow what they eat, and practice integrated studies such as sustainability, science, math, reading, social studies, & nutrition outdoors, exercising our bodies and minds. Every other Saturday, the school has what they call “Dig it Days” in which students and the community volunteer to work on their 14 beds which consist of fruit, vegetable and herbs. The hotel team was tasked with cleaning and fortifying five beds. They pulled weeds, cultivated soil, mulched and even created compost.

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Republic of Maldives
Colleagues and guests at Park Hyatt Maldives participated in multiple environmentally friendly activities to celebrate Earth Hour including a coral reef clean-up and a trash pick-up on a nearby island that resulted in 60 bags of trash collected!

 

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