Spirit to Serve Initiative – Shoes To School by Associates of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta


More Than 1,000 New Shoes Were Collected by Associates of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

JAKARTA (August, 2015) – “It is an absolute honor for us that we can contribute to the society and improve education for children who would be the next generation for the nation. I hope the ‘Shoes to School’ program can motivate them to make a greater achievement,” said Karan Berry, General Manager.

“Shoes to School” is a yearly initiative to raise fund from all associates of Marriott International Properties in Jakarta, including JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta. This is the eleventh year of the program which started in 2004 at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta with the collection of 100 pairs of shoes.

In line with the company’s social responsibility and community engagement ‘Spirit To SERVE’, the associates of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta collected more than 1,000 pairs of new shoes along with 2,000 pairs of new socks to be donated to more than 8 local institutions consisted of orphanages, Islamic institutions and children’s shelter. This is the hotel’s annual program to show its strong commitment to improve the future of these children and to be part of the children’s future success.

The procession to hand over the shoes to the children was held on August 7, 2015 at Dua Mutiara Ballroom. There were some children from the representatives from Pondok Pesantren Al-Quraniyyah, Yayasan Yatim Piatu Al-Ikhlas and Yayasan Emmanuel orphanages attending the event.  All of them received a pair of new shoes and 2 pairs of new socks. The children also joined an Islamic discourse by Ustadz Farid Poniman and delicious menu prepared by the award-winning culinary team of JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta.

Marriott International’s social responsibility and community engagement are few of the main pillars of the company; not only does it benefit the communities in the diverse areas where we work, but also strengthen the entire culture of doing business with our motto of “Spirits to Serve Our Communities”.

The goal is to SERVE the community:

S – for Shelter and Food: Addressing housing and hunger needs, particularly in times of disaster.

E – for Environment: working toward a greener, healthier planet.

R – for Readiness for Hotel Careers: educating and training the next generation.

V – for Vitality of the children: aiding sick and impoverished children

E– for Embracing Diversity and People with Disabilities: providing opportunities especially through the workplace.

Associates of the JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta have gone beyond the call of duty by proactively involving themselves in various programs with the spirit to serve. One of the efforts initiated by associates of the hotel is to support these children by providing them with necessities such as new school shoes. At Marriott, we believe that community engagement does not only benefit the society but create opportunity for our associates to connect directly with the community.

JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

Jl. DR Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung  Kav. E.1.2 No. 1 & 2, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia

 Marriott Shoes to School 2015

About JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta

Ideally located in the heart of the Golden Business Triangle of Mega Kuningan near multinational corporations, embassies and shopping centers, JW Marriott Jakarta indulges guests in a remarkable blend of comfort, luxury and exquisite services with its plush bedding, delightful amenities and superior executive lounge. JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta offers a variety of dining options from Western, Japanese to Chinese. In addition, the hotel is equipped with 23 meeting rooms that could hold up to 1,500 guests, complete with state of the art conference facilities. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta recently won NOW! Jakarta’s Best Restaurants Awards 2015 for Sailendra Restaurant, Asuka Japanese Dining and Pearl Chinese Restaurant and 2015 Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.



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