CH&LA Community Service
CH&LA Staff members and family participated in the Sacramento Hotel Association’s 10th Annual Community Service day. Volunteers celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the event and completed 20 projects at 19 sites in Oak Park on September 10, 2016. For this year’s donation component CH&LA staff and volunteers provided personal care items and household supplies for the Lutheran Social Services (LSS).
CH&LA Staff members - Sue, Michelle, Jessica, and Danny were pleased to volunteer for the Sacramento Hotel Association 9th Annual Community Service Day. On Saturday September 12, over 300 volunteers helped with 21 community projects including 5 parks and 1 community center. Every year the group of volunteers continues to grow! CH&LA and other volunteers in the hospitality industry donated new school supplies and backpacks for "Operation Backpack" program. This backpack drive benefits homeless and at-risk children in our community.
CH&LA staff members Jennifer Flohr, Sandra Oberle and Jessica Counts joined the Sacramento Hotel Association on December 15th for their 2014 Holiday Reception and Toy Drive. Sacramento hoteliers and industry professionals donated dozens of toys to benefit the Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center in Sacramento. The organization coordinated this project as Operation Cratchit (remember Scrooge?), which serves more than 700 households in North Sacramento. This totals to about 3,000 people including 1,200 children. CH&LA staff members were pleased to partake in this Toy Drive and share their holiday spirit.
On Saturday, September 6, the Sacramento Hotel Association and more than 250 volunteers from the Sacramento Hotel Associaiton's member hotels and vendors offered a day of improvements, donations and community pride at the Coloma Community Center, several City parks, a community garden and the Colonial Heights Public Library. Volunteer teams also worked at the Old City Cemetery, Bret Harte Elementary, Kiwanis Family House, River City Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California, Tahoe Elementary and the YMCA. Volunteers also created greeting cards that will be given to patients at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.
CH&LA Senior Vice President Jennifer Flohr and CABBI Program Coordinator Jenn Wheaton participated in a community service project in August 2014 as part of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 2014 World Education Congress in Minneapolis.
Conference attendees participated in a number of projects benefitting the local community. At the end of the day, attendees had built 16 bikes, packed 96 backpacks, sorted 927 cans of food, built and painted 15 pieces of furniture assembled 500 hygiene kits, tied 85 blankets and ultimately impacted 8 Minneapolis based organizations.
CH&LA Gives Back
CH&LA Volunteer Leadership and staff joined together with the Galilee Center to help feed 50 local families. On November 18th at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, CH&LA packed 50 bags of food to fed 50 families, three meals each. The Galilee Center mission's statement is to fulfill the needs of the underprivileged and disadvantaged by provide food, clothing and other basic needs to affirm their dignity with love, compassion and respect. CH&LA also donated over $1,000 in cash in support of this organization.
CH&LA staff members - Sue, Michelle, Jenai and Jennifer - participated in the Sacramento Hotel Association's 7th Annual Community Service Day.
On Saturday, September 7, the Sacramento Hotel Association and more than 230 volunteers from its member hotels and vendors offered a day of improvements, donations and community pride at the George Sim Community Center, several City parks, a community garden and the Colonial Heights Public Library.
CH&LA staff volunteered at St. John's Shelter Program for Women & Children.
CH&LA Senior Vice President Jennifer Flohr participated in a community service project in July 2013 as part of the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 2013 World Education Congress.
Conference attendees built 250 prosthetic hands for people in developing countries as part of the Helping Hands: Connecting Heads, Hands and Hearts Project. The Helping Hands is a program from Odyssey Teams that builds prosthetic hands, enabling recipients to return to work and provide for their families, to write and to live with more dignity.
CH&LA staff members participated in the Sacramento Hotel Association's 6th Annual Community Service Day on September 29, 2012.
CH&LA staff, the Sacramento Hotel Association and more than 200 other volunteers from its member hotels and vendors offered a day of improvements, donations and community pride Samuel Pannell/Meadowview Community Center, several City parks, a community garden, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Public Library, the Valley Hi-North Laguna Public Library, and Edward Kemble Elementary School. In addition, volunteers completed projects for Meals on Wheels, the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and the New Hope/Bread of Life Food Closet.
CH&LA staff members Ellen, Jason and Sue (pictured) made cards for the elderly who get meals delivered to them from Meals on Wheels. Lynn and Michelle helped with the community refitalization effort in the Meadowview/South Sacramento neighborhood.