December 11th, 2014
Franklin, WV: (December 9, 2014) Marriott International, Inc.(NASDAQ:MAR) recently launched “Great Bed, Great Cause”, a ShopMarriott campaign that donated a bed for every bed purchased through it’s ShopMarriott website in the month of October. As a result of this program, 24 beds sets are being distributed by Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity to local families in need in Pendleton County, West Virginia.
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity is a member of Good360, a non-profit organization that partners with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and national retailers who are interested in donating their products. Habitat for Humanity was selected as one of the non-profits to receive the donated beds. Good360 provides “goods for the greater goods”: Good360 serve 40,000 nonprofits and has delivered $8 billion in product donations to non-profit organizations in the US.
“Through our partnership with Good360, ShopMarriott has provided beds to 20 families in our community,” said Michelle L. Connor, “Most of the families that are picking up beds today, have never had a new bed and some of the children in these families are sleeping on the floor. As families have come to pick up beds this afternoon we have heard many heartwarming stories of how these beds will make a real and lasting impact. Beds are where you cuddle with your little one and where you recover from an illness when you are sick. They are pretty emotional stories. These beds will provide more than just a good night’s sleep to families in need, they provide comfort and love. We hope ShopMarriott’s commitment inspires other companies to think about donating products to improve lives and strengthen local communities.”
“Everyone deserves a comfortable night’s sleep,” said Marriott International’s Erin Butler, Spa and Retail Analytics Manager. “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 need. Marriott’s ‘Spirit to Serve Our Communities’ social responsibility and community engagement commitment blends financial contributions, in-kind giving, and associate volunteerism around the world. In addition to donating these 24 bed sets to Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity, Marriot Corporation has helped to build thousands of Habitat for Humanity homes in 15 countries around the world.”
ShopMarriott is the official retailer of Marriott Hotels. Started in 1996, ShopMarriott aims to provide customers with the same level of quality and comfort that they enjoy in our hotels. Through the online retail website, ShopMarriott.com, customers can shop Marriott’s exclusive line of sheets, towels, amenities, and more- including ShopMarriott’s two most popular products- the Marriott Pillow and the Marriott Bed. Visit them online at www.shopmarriott.com
Good360 is a nonprofit that works with companies, charities and individuals to make the business of giving simpler, more efficient and more effective. The Alexandria, Va.-based organization was created in 1983 to help companies efficiently donate slow-moving, obsolete and seasonal inventory to charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.Good360.org
About Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity has served Eastern West Virginia for 25 years providing safe, decent, affordable homes to hundreds of families. Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers and low-income Partner Families to build or renovate houses that are then sold to the partner families at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.almostheavenhabitat.org/donate
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