Project Clean Stream
As part of our strategic partnership and support of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, participated in Project Clean Stream—the Alliance’s seasonal clean up where volunteers come together in their local communities to help foster a healthier and more sustainable Chesapeake. Helped keep our parks and streams clean by picking up trash around Rock Creek Trail near Host’s corporate headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
DDEI Campaign Founding Donor
Founding Donor of the Nareit Foundation’s Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) Giving Campaign, which supports charitable and educational organizations that will help create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive REIT and publicly traded real estate industry. Funding supports programs that focus on educating and creating opportunities for diverse individuals and businesses within the industry.
Partnered with American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen to support the Ukraine relief efforts and provide humanitarian aid to those in need. Offered an opportunity for employees to support five worthy organizations that are providing desperately needed food, shelter, medicine and critical support to those affected by the attack—US Association for UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency), UNICEF USA, Direct Relief, Team Rubicon and AirLink—and matched 100% of employee donations.
Latin American Youth Center
Partnered with Latin American Youth Center to support their programs that address youth’s social, academic and career needs. Packed non-perishable holiday meal bags, assembled toiletry kits and purchased winter clothing for low-income youth and families in our local community.
Supported Operation Gratitude’s mission to thank every American who serves. Assembled Battalion Buddy bears for children of deployed troops, packaged personal hygiene kits and wrote letters of appreciation to include in care packages for our military, veteran and first responder communities.
In honor of Pride Month, supported SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)—a local organization that supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, D.C. metro region. Purchased items off SMYAL’s wish list, made monetary donations and donated Instacart gift cards to residents in SMYAL’s Youth Housing Program to assist them with buying groceries.
In honor of Women’s History Month, supported and gave back to women in our local community by partnering with N Street Village—a community of empowerment, healing and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. Purchased items off the Village’s wish list, made monetary donations and sponsored a desserts party for community residents catered by a local women-owned business. Supported three additional female-focused charities that help set women up for success—Room to Read, Rainbow Place Shelter for Homeless Women and Dress for Success.
COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Partnered with Feeding America, Direct Relief, World Central Kitchen, Food Banks Canada and Gerando Falcoes in Brazil to provide critical support to affected communities in all of our key markets—with a focus on hunger relief, medical supplies and industry recovery efforts. Aimed to provide financial support to organizations on the frontlines of response and in support of our industry, hotel employees and supply chain.
Volunteered with Junior Achievement to teach students about fiscal responsibility at JA Finance Park in Montgomery County — a reality-based mock city where students experience the challenges of making real-life financial decisions. Sponsored entertainment storefront designed by our JA Storefront Design Committee.
American Red Cross
Involved in the Ready 365 Partners in Preparedness program and participate in an ongoing collaboration with the American Red Cross to organize donations for disaster relief efforts in our global community.