DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in the Community
The DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose C.A.R.E. committee has made quite the footprint in the San Jose community in 2014. From organization walks to packaging meals, be sure to look for the DoubleTree by Hilton team at various events around Silicon Valley.
Global Soap Project:
In September 2014 the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose joined forces with the Global Soap Project with the intentions of improving health and personal hygiene in all countries around the globe. The United States alone discards an estimated amount of 2.6 million soap bars from hotel rooms on a daily basis. The goal is to prevent over 1.4 million deaths each year by hand washing with soap. The DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose has shipped over 400lbs of soap to Las Vegas as they sort, reprocess, and remold into new bars. “The Global Soap Project collects discarded soap from hotels and reprocesses it into new bars that are given to vulnerable populations throughout the world. Partnering with organizations that have existing operations in these communities, the Global Soap Project ensures the soap is distributed to those in need, with the goal of improving health through personal hygiene” (http://www.globalsoap.org/).
Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk:
On October 25th, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose team joined the Silicon Valley community as they participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. As the contributors gathered at the Arena Green Guadalupe River Trail, the DoubleTree team took the opportunity to honor those who are battling breast cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) is the one of the most robust networks of breast cancer awareness in the nation. Raising awareness about what we can do to reduce breast cancer risk is only one of the many benefits from this event. Be sure to look at the “American Cancer Society” website to see when the next upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, so you can help fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms from women who need them.
Stop Hunger Now Event:
On October 30th , the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport Hotel teamed up with various Hilton properties around the Bay Area to package 6500 meals for Stop Hunger Now. Properties such as DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport, Embassy Suites Santa Clara, and Homewood Suites San Jose ventured to the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose property in groups of 5-10 team members, all volunteered to help stop hunger around the world. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been around since 1998. With a total of 171,318,373 total meals packaged, Stop Hunger Now has served over 65 countries and has saved millions of lives. Each packaged meal includes items such as rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Their mission is to “end hunger in our lifetime by providing flood and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources” (http://www.stophungernow.org/mission-history).