Princess Employee Family Meal Relief Fund
Who We Are
Over the past 32 years, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort has had the pleasure of serving our community and making memories to last a lifetime for our guests. Yes, we provide guest rooms, food, beverage, spa and retail therapy…but our real business is making memories for our guests and community.
As you are probably aware, the hospitality industry has been recently devastated by the loss of travelers during this pandemic. In response to official and necessary statewide health ordinances, millions of dollars have been lost from cancelled events and reservations, as well as closures of our restaurants and spa, triggering an unprecedented impact on our dedicated employees. We are continuing to offer a service to the community to host guest rooms, but the occupancy levels are extremely low and the reduction in staff hours have been devastating. The staff, and their families are in critical need.
Who Needs Your Help
Our team of 1,200+ colleagues have been engaged community members, passionately giving to others in need year-round. Last year alone, our colleagues helped us raise more than $387,000 for the community through sponsored events for charities while distributing blessing bags for the homeless, volunteering hundreds of hours in local charities, marching in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and partnering with the #LoveUp Foundation to bring joy to 500 children we hosted for a magical night at Christmas at the Princess. They are a group of hardworking and compassionate individuals who have always had a servant's heart, taking care of others day after day.
What We Are Doing for Our Employees
The resort is now operating at a loss in order to continue to keep guest rooms available for essential travel into the area. We have made every effort to keep as many colleagues on schedule as possible and the hotel will pay 100% of our employees' medical benefits for the next 60 days while they are on reduced hours or furlough, but it's simply not enough to provide for their families.
How You Can Help
We consider our colleagues our family, and we want to make sure their families don't go hungry. Our goal is to provide as many hot meals for their families as we can, per week during the next two months. For every $20 donated, we can feed a family of four.
We ask that you consider helping us in our pursuit to bridge the gap for our hardest hit colleagues as they face the immediate devastating personal impact of this pandemic on their own lives. 100% of donations will go directly to the Fairmont Scottsdale employee meal relief fund, assisting employees in danger of losing housing and other essential resources by helping keep their family fed. Our managers and culinary leaders are donating their time to help prepare and distribute. Many colleagues on furlough are so passionate about helping our employees they are volunteering their time to come in and help.
You Make the Difference
Because of the wonderful support we have received thus far, we have been able to distribute enough food to feed more than 8,000 of our colleagues and their families. One colleague commented, "This is making me feel so blessed, as I was unsure how long the canned goods would last in my pantry." It is because of you, our hearts and their family's plates were full.
We promise you, our employees will come back strong and make beautiful new memories for you in the future if you can help us through this time.
Your continued generosity means the world to our team. To donate, please visit our Go Fund Me Princess Employee Family Meal Relief Fund. We also appreciate you sharing this cause, allowing us to reach a broader audience and get the word out to our community.
Together, we can make a difference. Together, we are a community. Together, we are a family.