The Broughton Hotels organization prides itself on social responsibility and having a positive impact on those in need, especially in the communities where Broughton properties are located. For example, the first Friday of each month the home office participates in a PB and J first Fridays event, where employees take time out of their day to make peanut butter sandwiches for the hungry. This attitude of giving has spread beyond Broughton headquarters however and Broughton Hotels in Chicago have also jumped on board the feeding the hungry cause.
Broughton Chicago PB&J and Sack Lunches
Each of the 3 Broughton Chicago properties, The Willows, The Majestic, and City Suites contribute to improving the city by helping to feed the over 73,000 homeless estimated to be residing in the city.
Once a month each property makes and donates 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to St. Jerome Ministry, a Catholic church located in Chicago, which distributes the food to homeless communities in the city.
Also on a monthly basis, the hotels focus on a more specific cause, women who have been affected by homelessness. The hotels make 40 sack lunches and donated them to Sarah’s Circle, an organization dedicated to providing relief for homeless women. Sarah’s Circle is an all encompassing relief organization that not only provides food and shelter but also deals with the unique gender specific needs that homeless women encounter.
In 2010 Sarah’s Circle served over 21,000 meals and was able to house 50 women,but on a more holistic sense, the organization tries to do more than feed and shelter women. Its mission is to “… encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential” A cause that Broughton is proud to support!
If you would like to donate, volunteer or otherwise support Sarah’s Circle, visit their website or call 773-728-1991.