This summer Marriott Resorts in Hawaii (the parent company of Marriott Vacation Club International) participated in the 32nd annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, sponsored by the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association (HHLA). In total, 1,361 associates of Marriott Resorts Hawaii took part in the Charity Walk, which raised money for local Hawaiian charities.
It all began back in 1974 when the HHLA sponsored a “Superwalk” to benefit one major charitable organization. Over the years, the Charity Walk has grown to become one of the largest single day fund-raising events in the State and now benefits all of Hawaii’s non-profit charities. Walkers are treated to food, drink and first aid at checkpoints along the walk route and entertainment is provided at the end of the walk which takes place on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai and the Big Island.
Marriott had set a goal for their fundraising efforts and exceeded it by raising a total of $901,029.This year’s theme was “A Tradition of Kokua,” referring to the 32 years that the charity has been looking out for local communities. Over 200 charities benefited from the single-day of efforts.
So, when visiting your Marriott Hawaii timeshare this summer, think of how the associates there gave back in their community. Maybe it will inspire you to look into opportunities for charitable giving in your home town.