‘Tis the Season for Giving
Customer service and giving back to our local community are among our core values here at The Grand Hotel in Salem, Bentley’s Grill and Salem Convention Center. There is no time like the holidays to reflect on the relationships with numerous non-profit organizations we have fostered through the years. One of our most valued partnerships is the one we have with the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has served Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties by reaching out to citizens and supporting local nonprofit organizations for 80 years. Their mission is simple: “Connecting people, resources, and community so all children and families have the opportunity to succeed”. Our ties with the organization go all the way back to 1937 when the organization formerly known as “Salem Community Chest” launched with a kickoff dinner at the Marion Hotel, the very location The Grand Hotel in Salem now stands today.
The Grand Hotel in Salem is a proud participant in the United Way’s Pajama Drive, now in its 5th year, to benefit local foster children. You can help by bringing in a new pair of pajamas for “tiny to teen and everything in between” to our lobby until Friday, Dec. 15th. Cash donations are also being accepted. According to the organization, there is a large need for teen pajamas. Pajamas will be donated to various area locations including the Marion and Polk County Foster Parent Association, CASA of Marion County, Catholic Community Services, Center for Hope & Safety, Yamhill CASA, Yamhill DHS and Lutheran Community Services.
To learn more, please visit www.unitedwaymwv.org/pajama-drive.