KAPAA — Over 30 associates from The Westin Princeville volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in Kapaa on Friday to complete a variety of projects from gardening and landscaping to interior and exterior building refreshes.
This project underscores the resort’s ongoing efforts to motivate associates to make a positive impact on the community and is part of “Together as One,” Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ two-week global volunteer campaign.
“We are delighted to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii — Kapaa Clubhouse to help support our local community, and more specifically, our keiki,” said Denise Wardlow, general manager at The Westin Princeville. “Our associates are part of a unified group of volunteers that spans hundreds of hotels worldwide. By participating in Starwood’s ‘Together as One’ campaign, we’re working collectively to make a positive change in the communities where we live and work and where our guests and customers travel.”
The Kapaa Clubhouse was established in 1993 in response to Hurricane Iniki, and it serves more than 100 youths, age 7 to 17, on a daily basis.
The Club offers a safe place for children to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity. According to the results of a survey, 60 percent of the program’s alumni say the club saved their life.
The community involvement initiative is just one of several volunteer efforts that The Westin Prineville participates in throughout the year. The resort organizes a quarterly Adopt-A-Highway program and actively supports various community events such as the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association’s Annual Charity Walk, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and many more. It raised $25,000 for the Kauai Lifeguard Association in September through its annual Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival silent auction.