Preferred Hotels & Resorts believes that individual actions can have positive impact. Associate participation is a fundamental driver to the ongoing success of the GIFTTS program. Volunteers work individually, in teams, and even join in or plan activities with nearby hotels. Associates are approved paid time off for volunteer activities each year. Our associates can build stronger communities both locally and worldwide while encouraging an environment of tolerance, generosity, and awareness.
In April 2015, several of our California associates participated in the Project Access Bowling for a Cause fundraiser! Project Access helps support Education for Youth which includes school readiness for preschool-age children, after-school tutoring & enrichment programs for youth and teen programs.
Several associates of our Newport Beach office volunteered at Working Wardrobes, a non-profit empowers men, women and veterans overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve success.
Associates running in the CASA Superhero 5K! CASA is an organization that assists children in the foster care system by providing advocates and support for children going through any legal process.
Associate Michael Sherwood partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association at a local regional health awareness event.
Associates based in our Chicago headquarters volunteered with PAWS, an organization dedicated to end the overpopulation of homeless animals and transform animal welfare.
After washing over 50 cars, Singapore-based associate Marjorie Siow and the Quintet Youth Chapter successfully raised funds to support a Youth Chapter of the "Make A Wish" Foundation.
Associate Kate Anthony volunteered at ZooFari, a fundraiser where 100+ of Washington, D.C.'s top restaurants gather to raise money in support of animal care, conservation science, education, and sustainability at Smithsonian's National Zoo.