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The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun

Sometimes the smallest things, like a pair of shoes, can have a significant impact on a child’s life. Huellas de Pan A.C. is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritional and healthy meals to children from low-income households that are enrolled in schools in Cancun. The Culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun in Mexico sponsors students from Huellas de Pan A.C. by volunteering their skills to raise funds to help the children continue their education.

Inspired by the positive impact of the Culinary team’s efforts, all the associates put together a fundraiser to sell donuts at the property where the money raised would pay for shoes for the students. The associates sold 600 donuts, far exceeding their goal, and were able to purchase 22 pairs of shoes and deliver 50 box lunches to the students. As a thank you, students of Hellas De Pan A.C. pledged to study hard and get good grades in school this year.

This is a great example of how associates across Marriott International work together to help Nurture Our World, an integral part of Marriott’s sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction.