Atlanta

While Loews Hotels may be in the business of hospitality, we also believe being charitable is everyone’s business. Twenty years ago, Loews Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Tisch conceived the Good Neighbor program, the hospitality industry’s first comprehensive community outreach program. Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy was awarded the President’s Service Award, the highest honor given by the President of the United States for community service directed at solving critical social problems.

Each hotel in the Loews portfolio has a Good Neighbor Council whose values are engraved into the culture of the hotel. Loews Atlanta has proudly built and sustained the most active council in the Loews portfolio, addressing local issues ranging from hunger relief and hygiene needs to green practices, housing, animal rescue, education and cancer research.

The team at Loews Atlanta is committed to being a Good Neighbor through monthly employee-led initiatives. Learn more about a handful of the organizations the team is proud to support.

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Donors Choose

Committed to supporting teachers and students in our communities, Donors Choose is a close partner of Loews Hotels. This remarkable organization helps fund local educational projects and supports public schools in need. To date, $243,000 has been donated to the organization by Loews, benefiting over 92,000 students nationwide. Last year alone, Loews Atlanta donated $6,000 to 10 schools in the Atlanta community, with the donations ranging from basic school supplies to technology enhancements and music instruments.

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Slater Elementary

In 2016, Atlanta’s Good Neighbor council identified a school to adopt: T.H. Slater Elementary School. Support for the children and faculty includes donations of nearly 100 coats to students in need, providing classroom materials to teachers and distributing backpacks filled with school supplies to students. Loews team members are also given the opportunity to attend Slater’s school events or read to young students in the classroom. For children interested in hospitality, the team hosts field trips and tours at the hotel and Loews even chooses two of the children’s design for the hotel’s annual holiday card.

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Lifeline Animal Project

Loews may love pets, but few love them more than LifeLine Animal Project, that works to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in Atlanta. In 2017, Loews Atlanta was able to raise $5,000 for this amazing organization through team member donations and proceeds from the hotel’s annual Costumes on the Woof event.

Recently, Loews Hotels & Co Chairman & CEO, Jonathan Tisch, and nearly 200 company leaders, presented leashes, beds, dog-houses and food to LifeLine, alongside a donation of $10,000.

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society held its annual Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk at SunTrust Park late last year. With a $10,000 donation to sponsor the Survivor Lounge, team members were able to host 400 cancer survivors. This opportunity to walk alongside survivors and their loved ones, while listening to their many amazing stories brought great inspiration to the volunteers.

 

As quoted in an article by the US Chamber Foundation, the team members active in the Good Neighbor program put Winston Churchill’s quote into active practice — “We make a living by what we get and we make a life by what we give.”

Karen