October begins an exciting month at the Midway Hotel Center as it kicks off fundraising events for the Back on My Feet Organization.
Back on My Feet is a program designed to help homeless get back to a more stable lifestyle through a running program. BoMF partners with local shelters, missions and halfway houses to introduce this program to the members of the community, both volunteers and the homeless. They then form teams and a schedule is then set to track mileage, attendance and attitudes for each session.
Members who maintain a good attendance are invited to take the “next steps” of the BoMF program. This is where members will meet with staff to help map out a plan for success and given access to tools to enhance job training or education plans.
Each hotel has set goals to reach a minimum donation amount. This task requires staff to get creative with ways to raise money.
“We are giving away a complimentary one night stay in our Jacuzzi suites,” said Cynthia Arriaga, Operations Supervisor at Holiday Inn Express. “It’s for friends, family and guests, and we have a sign at the front desk”.
The Courtyard hosted a ‘garage sale’ where employees were able to purchase old rooms’ amenities, like scales, mirrors, duvets and pillows. They also plan to sell ice cream to the Midway Hotel Center Staff.
The campus’ human resources department is campaigning for ‘Sneaker Week’, where staff can make a $5 or $10 donation to wear sneakers and/or jeans during November 18- 22. Human resources also encourage Midway properties to extend fundraising plans to guests and business clients in order to help reach or exceed our goals.
Our management company, White Lodging, strongly believes we have a strong responsibility to give back to the community.
“I am both inspired and proud of our associates’ community engagement efforts. Social and community leadership is a fundamental responsibility of all of our associates,” John Randall, Regional Vice President, said.
All nine campus hotel are participating. If you’re staying at any of the hotels, ask an associate how you can get involved or make a donation.