Starwood Associates Come “Together as One” to Support Hawaii’s Local Communities
This month, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 11 iconic properties on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island, along with Starwood’s Central Resources Team in Waikiki, will engage in volunteer and community outreach efforts to support worthy causes that benefit the Islands.
From raising funds to support the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch to beautifying Lahainaluna High School on Maui to rebuilding the Heeia Fishpond on Oahu, to raising cultural awareness among students in Kona, the employee-driven outreach initiatives are an extension of Starwood’s ongoing commitment to support the local community and are part of Starwood’s “Together As One” global volunteer campaign being launched this month.
The first annual “Together As One” campaign runs for two weeks in November across Starwood’s global portfolio of nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts as part of “Starwood Cares for the Community,” a company-wide program launched earlier this year to promote and support volunteerism with the goal of building better communities.
“Together As One” underscores Starwood’s commitment to global citizenship and providing our associates with opportunities to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives,” said Harris Chan, vice president of operations, Hawaii & French Polynesia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
“Supporting the local community is an integral part of Starwood’s culture, and by participating in the Together As One campaign, our 5,600 Starwood associates in Hawaii are part of a unified movement involving more than 180,000 fellow employees in more than 100 countries, all working to make a positive impact on the communities they call home.”
Starwood’s “Together As One” community activities in Hawaii include the following:
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa and The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas join forces on Nov. 8 to help beautify the Lahainaluna High School campus and share stories with the students.
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas is completing a variety of projects from gardening and landscaping to interior and exterior building refreshes at the Boy & Girls Club of Kapaa (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).
Nov. 13 – Sheraton Kauai Resort presents STARChefs for a Cause, a fundraiser for Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai Branch. Food offerings include delicious small plates from Lava’s on Poipu Beach at Sheraton Kauai Resort. Tickets for the event are $15 and will be sold at the door at Kauai Beer Company (5 – 8 p.m.).
November – Sheraton Kauai Resort’s “You Dine, We Donate” fundraising program benefits Hawaii Foodbank – Kauai Branch for November. All net food and beverage proceeds from Table 53 in the resort’s signature restaurant RumFire Poipu Beach will be donated. Sheraton Kauai Resort will also hold an associate-driven food drive.
Starwood’s Central Resources Team in Waikiki builds tricycles for keiki to donate to Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Nov. 26 – Sheraton Waikiki donates 300 cooked turkey dinners for Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner.
Earlier this month associates of The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and joined with associates at Sheraton Waikiki and Starwood’s Central Resources Team to hold a craft fair to support Aloha United Way.
Hawaii, the Big Island
Nov. 13 – Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay hosts more than 100 students from Hawaiian immersion school Ke Kula ‘O Ehunuikaimalino to share the history and significance of Keauhou and the Sheraton Kona story. Students will also participate in a career-shadowing activity to learn about hospitality management
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