Many companies dedicate a section of their business to a little thing we all know as corporate social responsibility. Whether it be volunteering for social projects or giving monetary donations to charities, corporations have always made an effort to provide the community they reside in with some sort of civic service. The month of April, however, belongs to Hyatt Hotels. April marks Hyatt’s 3rd annual Global Month of Community Service – one month, every year that their hotels and associates around the world commit to make a difference in the many places that they call home.
This year is special. In pursuit of engaging quickly and effectively, Hyatt is going a different route with their campaign to celebrate community service. On April 1st, Hyatt launched a global social media campaign encouraging the online community of associates, guests and neighbors to commit, or pledge, to make a difference in their own communities.
While Hyatt’s Commit2Thrive campaign is taking off, we here at Gateway Green noticed just how closely our mission of bettering our community ties in with Hyatt’s yearly month of service. A brief history for you…
The founder of Chicago Gateway Green, Donald J. DePorter was the former CEO of Hyatt Hotels. Back in 1986, DePorter moved his family from San Fransisco back home to Chicago. Donald’s son, Grant, pointed out that Chicago lacked the natural beauty of California. At that moment, Donald vowed to change that and thus Chicago Gateway Green was born. Major corporations, Hyatt being one of them, began partnering with Gateway to sponsor expressway space and turn the littered, unattractive space into gorgeous and lively gardens.
People everywhere find new and innovative ways to do great things for the community. Since we are so dedicated to our community, we wanted to tip our hats to Hyatt this month in their campaign to help children in need.
For every pledge taken by April 30th, Hyatt will donate one book to a child in need. The books will be distributed to countries in each of Hyatt’s three regions – India, Cambodia, and the United States – with the help of two great charity partners, We Give Books and Room to Read.
Now it’s your turn to spread the word and commit to change– the best part, it’s simple. Here’s what to do:
1. Visit HyattThrive.com/
2. To take the pledge, simply share the pledge badge on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.
3. For every share, Hyatt will donate a book to a child in need.
4. Spread the word to friends and family to help us donate as many books as possible!
5. Join the conversation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by tagging #Commit2Thrive.
Check out the current conversation happening here.
Chicago Gateway Green thanks Hyatt for your continued support of the community!