Marriott International Hotels in Egypt collectively embraced the deeply rooted “Spirit to Serve” values by hosting their annual donation campaigns pre and during Ramadan that support the Junior Business Council, a sub-council of the Marriott Egypt Business Council headed by Eben Nel, General Manager of The Westin Cairo Golf Resort and Spa. Although the JBC is involved in a wide range of disciplines, its annual corporate social responsibility campaign focuses on delivering meaningful social impacts through volunteerism and charitable giving to community partners. Recognizing the need to support the community, the JBC organized two main initiatives.
The first initiative was organized on March 24, right before Ramadan. Efforts were focused on collecting clothes to support charitable organizations in Egypt. With 73 volunteers from Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino, Marriott Mena House, Cairo, Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Le Meridien Cairo Airport, The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino, Sheraton Soma Bay Resort, and The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes, associates showed great interest and participated in organizing, packing, and delivering the clothes collected to local charities for distribution to the kids up to 15 years old in need. The “Clothing Donations 2022” campaign’s main goal was to support children in need, which resulted in a collection of 347 KG of clothes; 786 items & 59 bags that have been donated to seven different charity organizations. The neighboring charities include Dar Amal El Mostaqbal, Dar Al Yosr Orphanage, Al Amal Charitable Society, and El Sondos Orphanage for kids with special needs, Safaga Red Sea, El Hana & Hanady Orphanage, and Dar El Wafa wel Amal Orphanage.
The 2nd initiative, took place during the first week of the holy month of Ramadan, to distribute Ramadan Boxes to families in need all over Egypt where all the above-mentioned hotels along with the JW Marriott Hotel Cairo, Sheraton Montazah, and St. Regis Cairo, planned, packed & came together to distribute more than 249 Ramadan boxes all over the nation.
Associates from different departments from all participating hotels, joined forces to deliver the Ramadan Boxes that included a diverse selection of food and beverage to the local communities and Non-profit organizations such as the Egyptian Food Bank, The Charity of Community Services at Barshoum, El Mostafa Orphanage, Aid & Social Welfare Association in Salehiya, Women’s Association for Human Development, Al Amal Charitable Society, SOS Kids Village in Nasr City, and other nearby local communities.
Marriott Egypt Hotels are committed to supporting the development of a local community through providing and aiding children through local charities around their properties. Together as a community, we can reach further.