JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa made a number of donations for Phuket’s less fortunate children during January 2012.
The donations were in line with Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ belief in not only taking care of its Marriott Associates but also the world around them, and its co-operation with SOS Children’s Villages Thailand, which works to find loving homes for children in need. The co-operation is part of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve our Community initiative, in which the company seeks to give back to society and the communities in which its properties are located.
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa’s General Manager, Tony Pedroni, donated THB 100,000 to Hong Yok Bumrung School on behalf of the resort management team and Marriott Associates. The money will be used by the school to erect a new school building. Pictured receiving the cheque from Mr. Pedroni (centre) and fellow resort staff is Hong Yok Bumrung School’s Director, Khun Kasidej Phangnga (centre in green shirt), along with school staff and students.
Similar donations were made to a number of schools on Phuket, thanks to funds raised through Marriott Associates activities held in 2011 and over the Christmas-New Year holiday season. THB 19,019 was raised to purchase and donate 11 sacks (528 kg) of rice to Ban Mai Khao School and THB 10,000 to buy 100 stationary sets for Tha Chat Chai, Hong Yok Bumrung and Ban Mai Khao Schools. In addition, General Manager of Marriott’s Phuket Beach Club & Marriott’s Mai Khao Beach, Ignacio Munoz, donated 20 turtle toys for kids at Ban Mai Khao School.
The ‘Teddy Bear to You’ fundraising campaign saw adorable teddy bears available for purchase at JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, with both the funds raised and the teddy bears then donated to youngsters at SOS Children’s Village Phuket. Over THB 10,500 and 123 teddy bears were presented to SOS Children’s Village and THB 3,000 plus 27 teddy bears to Phang-nga Naval Base, which is a popular place for the youngsters to visit.
SOS Children’s Village Phuket is one of five SOS Children’s Villages under SOS Children’s Villages Thailand, which is part of the worldwide orphan and abandoned children’s charity SOS Children’s Villages International. With the vision of providing ‘a loving home for every child’, SOS Children’s Village Phuket is taking care of 120 children with the help of caring community members like JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.