Marriott® hotels have served as a "home away from home" for many guests. Creating places of refuge, providing housing, and feeding the hungry, particularly during times of disaster, is a natural extension of this role. We also recognize our opportunity to help meet the needs of sick and impoverished children in and beyond the communities where we operate.
Our affiliations include Habitat for Humanity International, Feeding America, the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross.
Our managed and franchised properties are also encouraged to seek out partnerships and initiatives that will contribute to strengthening the communities in which they operate. To stimulate this activity, Marriott promotes a yearly worldwide day of service, Spirit to Serve Our Communities Day.
In addition, Marriott supports a number of programs offering educational opportunities for young people interested in careers in hospitality.