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Corporate Citizenship

We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and to strengthening our local communities through financial support, community engagement and volunteer service. Our approach is underpinned by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and engagement with key CR-related stakeholders.

What We’ve Done

In 2017, we supported over 150 charities and organizations. Here are just a few highlights:

Community Service

Volunteered more than 460 hours of community service supporting 10 service events.

Community  Investments

Supported over 100 employee-selected community investments.

Charities

Contributed to our employees’ charities of choice, donating to a different charity each month. 

Featured Initiatives

Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude

Helped Operation Gratitude with its mission to thank every American who serves. Assembled Battalion Buddy bears for the children of deployed military, made paracord “survival” bracelets, donated Halloween candy to be included in care packages and wrote letters of gratitude to those who serve.

60

Pounds of Candy

100

Paracord "Survival" Bracelets

Host employees visited Junior Achievement’s newest Finance Park in Montgomery County.

Junior Achievement

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.

115

Students

Sponsor

Entertainment
Storefront

Employees visited the Humane Rescue Alliance to create and distribute dog rope and catnip toys

Humane Rescue Alliance

Created dog rope and catnip toys using t-shirts donated by Host employees and distributed the toys to dogs and cats in the adoption center. Sponsored five animals, which covers the average cost of care for these pets including food, enrichment supplies, vaccines and other medical services.

50+

Dog and Cat Toys

Employees participated in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Project at Carderock Recreation Area

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Joined thousands of volunteers in a multi-day effort to support a cleaner and healthier Chesapeake watershed as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Project Clean Stream. Conducted water quality monitoring tests, recorded the location of invasive plants and collected microtrash, which is extremely harmful to the environment and local wildlife.

38

Bags of Trash

70

Pounds of Debris

Employees participated in Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland's Women Build 2018

Habitat for Humanity

Participated in Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland's Women Build in which 30 teams of women worked together in a multi-day fundraising effort to support renovations and new homes for low-income, hardworking families in our local community. Continued work on the same house that another group of Host volunteers started in the fall. Worked alongside homeowners to install new siding.

56

Hours

Employees assembled meals for Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger

Prepared and donated over 15,000 packaged meals that will feed up to 90,000 people in developing countries around the world.

15,000

Packaged Meals

77

Employees

Runners

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Recognized as the top fundraising team for the Best Buddies - Capital Region Friendship Walk. Raised over $83,000 through fundraisers – including a bake sale, karaoke event and internal online auction – and PTO donated by employees.

$83K

Fundraiser

American Red cross Disaster Relief

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donated to the American Red Cross and Marriott International’s TakeCare Relief Fund to support disaster relief efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Contributions included a company match of employee donated PTO.

$150K

Donated to Hurricane relief Efforts

10,000

Comfort kits
purchased for
Hurricane Irma victims

American Red Cross

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.

Member

Ready 365 Partners in Preparedness

Read more about our service projects and find information on how to work with us to support your organization on our Community Organizations page.