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Virginia Beach

In late December 2017, the team at Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia, owned and managed by Coastal Hospitality Associates, had a great idea—rather than dispose of their used linens and terry, why not find a way to upcycle them? That idea spurred their new partnership with their local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

The team loaded up two cars with bags of discarded linens for the property’s first-ever donation to the SPCA. It was an incredible win-win. Not only were the items on the SPCA’s wish list, but the donation also supported the property’s mission to lessen their environmental footprint.

That wasn’t the only heartwarming story that came from the partnership though. The Sheraton’s director of housekeeping was new to the area and needed to look up the address of the SPCA from their website. While on the SPCA website, she began looking at the pups who needed a home.

She saw an older dog on the site named “Jitterbug,” who was brought to Virginia Beach from Puerto Rico during the recent hurricane, and her interest was piqued. Being an older dog, Jitterbug hadn’t received any adoption applications despite having been at the facility for a few weeks.

Needless to say, a few days after dropping off a few bags of linen, the director of housekeeping came home with a big bundle of joy, who she now calls Molly.