JQH’s formalized collaboration with Convoy of Hope aligns with our company’s pillar of community service established by John Q. Hammons and his wife, Juanita, more than 50 years ago. JQH’s Legacy of Giving will also complement the various cause-related opportunities our hotels currently participate in at the local level across the country.
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has earned an impressive reputation for strengthening communities through a heartfelt commitment to giving back.
Seeing to the needs of others is an integral part of the hospitality way of life at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. Our more than 4,000 associates are able to effectively align with corporate social responsibility causes of the stellar brands within our 35 hotel portfolio, such as Marriott’s Feeding America and Children’s Miracle Network initiatives and Embassy Suites Hotels’ commitment to the PROJECT Search.
The city of Springfield is an obvious benefactor of the significant impact that Mr. Hammons and his lovely wife Juanita Hammons make with their commitment to giving. Their millions of dollars in charitable contributions support local education, wellness, performing arts and sport initiatives enjoyed by thousands in the area.
John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts corporate associates put together over 350 care packages filled with basic necessities which were generously donated by our vendors. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and the bags were donated by American Hotel Register and Guest Supply. Additionally, Royal-Paper Corporation donated toilet paper, tissues, feminine hygiene products, and hand sanitizer.
The packages were then given to two organizations:
- Project Hope http://www.pjhope.org/, which serves individuals and families in Nicaragua.
- Cross Lines of the Ozarks http://www.ccozarks.org/, which serves individuals and families in the Ozarks.