Marriott International recently collaborated with organisations such as The Impact Hub to support an initiative called #KeepAChildWarm.
The campaign, involving more than 20 Marriott International properties across South Africa, collected donations of warm winter items and funds that have been handed over to a range of local charity organisations over the past winter months.
Properties such as Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction, Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers and Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton contributed greatly to the donation drive.
Other properties, such as Protea Hotel by Marriott Tyger Valley, Protea Hotel by Marriott Breakwater and Protea Hotel by Marriott Mowbray, have collected a wide range of donations, including blankets, clothing and food, which have been handed over to the non-profit organisation Ons Plek for distribution through four community-based beneficiaries.
In Gauteng, guests and associates at a range of hotels including Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, where the launch event took place to kickstart the campaign, and Protea Hotel by Marriott Roodepoort, donated many items of warm clothing and bedding, which have been distributed through charities such as the Rena Le Lona Creative Centre for Children.
Donations collected in the Free State have benefited children at the Heidedal Child and Youth Care Centre, while those in KwaZulu Natal have helped to feed and keep children warm at the Yellow Beez day care centre.