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SOURCE Fairfield Inn & Suites
Hundreds of Hotels, Associates and New App Support the Nonprofit in 2013 and Beyond
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This Fall, more than 350 Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels across North America are preparing to extend their hospitality and "Spirit To Serve" to families in need of affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity. To celebrate the brand's 18-year relationship with the non-profit organization, Fairfield Inn & Suites has also launched its Design for Habitat Facebook application, which will culminate in a brand donation of up to $50,000.
"For nearly two decades, we have worked with Habitat for Humanity affiliates to give back to the hundreds of communities that have supported the Fairfield brand over the years," said Shruti Buckley, vice president and global brand manager, Fairfield Inn & Suites. "This year, we are proudly carrying on our tradition of hospitality and service through our new Facebook application, which is designed to engage even more people in supporting this great cause."
Aiming to nearly double participation from last year, the brand will support local Habitat for Humanity affiliates through volunteering and fundraising activities. Beginning October 1, Fairfield Inn & Suites associates, owners, franchisees, and guests will volunteer throughout the month to support Fairfield's Rally to Serve™ program by participating in local Habitat for Humanity builds and other various volunteer activities to create safe and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families.
Fairfield Inn & Suites' Design for Habitat Facebook app allows people to creatively build virtual homes and customize them with elements, such as landscaping and house colors. From now until November 30, 2013, Fairfield Inn & Suites will donate $10 for each virtual house built, per consumer per day, with a minimum donation of $25,000 and a maximum donation of $50,000 guaranteed. The application includes a "heat map" that indicates which regions across North America are recording the most donations.
In addition to sponsoring and building homes, Fairfield Inn & Suites associates will continue to participate in fundraising activities that support Habitat for Humanity's home-building efforts, including volunteering at Habitat ReStores, providing meals for volunteers and hosting events that provide opportunities for donations to local Habitat affiliates.
About Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today's traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With more than 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuites or follow Fairfield at www.twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.
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About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org.
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