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We are committed to investing in the communities where we do business through our “Spirit To SERVE Our Communities®” social responsibility and community engagement initiatives. Our properties worldwide are focused on five areas of giving: Shelter and Food, Environment, Ready for Jobs, Vitality of Children and Empowering Diversity.

Shelter and food
Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity
Our associates have helped build thousands of Habitat for Humanity homes in 15 countries

Our hotels are a “home away from home” for our guests. As a natural extension, we are committed to alleviating poverty, feeding the hungry, and creating places of refuge for people in times of disaster. 

We make corporate contributions, fundraise and in-kind donations to help victims of disasters through organizations such as the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 

Marriott Rewards members have donated millions of points for hotel stays or cash to benefit charitable organizations around the world. 

 

Ready for Jobs
The Ritz-Carlton Succeed Through Service Program benefits thousands of children
Award ceremony at Bridges to Work

As a global industry leader, we are committed to training and educating the next generation. We create opportunities through programs that provide work experience and life skills to youth, and provide on-the-job training in our hotels. 

Through our global World of Opportunity initiative, our hotels help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing employment skills training and vocational opportunities.

The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) enables our hotels to provide a six-month program teaching life and vocational skills to young people at risk, including rehabilitated victims of trafficking. 

We work with the National Academy Foundation to provide educational experience for urban and inner-city youth in the U.S.

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Vitality of Children
Photo of children
TownePlace Suite associates make & donate thousands of blankets to hospitals across U.S. & Canada

As we expand globally, we are committed to addressing poverty, the greatest threat to children’s health and wellbeing. We also help children and families facing medical challenges through volunteerism and fundraising. 

Our associates have raised nearly $90 million over 30 years for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to deliver healthcare for children through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) in North America. 

We help provide family-based care for children and orphans through SOS Children’s Villages in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.