Local Hotel Challenges Community to Give Back this Easter

Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s NewfoundlandSt. John’s, Newfoundland, March 24, 2016 – This spring, Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland is asking its staff, competitors and community to support Iris Kirby House, a local women’s and children’s shelter. The hotel is using its lobby as a collection centre for donations of gently used clothing in its lobby until Friday, April 1.

“We are deeply committed to our community and as a local employer believe it’s our responsibility to give back in meaningful ways,” says Cyril Russell, General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland.

All of the clothing collected will be donated to the Iris Kirby House. Iris Kirby House opened in 1981 to provide shelter and a safe haven for women and children who are experiencing domestic violence. The organization provides a safe home to abused women from all walks of life – with support and the opportunity to explore alternatives to living in an abusive relationship.

annamarie-donations“Our mission is to provide amazing experiences to our guests,” says Cyril Russell “So we understand and greatly appreciate the work that the Iris Kirby House does to provide the same to women and children during very difficult times.”

In the first week of collections the hotel has already received 15 large bags of donations, with a goal to provide enough clothing to support 100 families. The Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland challenges all hotels in St. John’s to host a similar event in support of the community.

To follow the progress of this campaign, check-out the hotel’s Facebook page.

About Fairfield Inn & Suites® by Marriott St. John’s Newfoundland
Conveniently located in St. John’s Newfoundland, Fairfield Inn & Suites® offers 2,164 square feet of flexible venue space spacious accommodations and modern technology. Well-appointed rooms offer plush bedding, comfortable workspaces, microwaves, mini-fridges, and flat-screen TVs. Guests at our hotel are also treated to terrific perks like free Wi-Fi access, a complimentary daily breakfast, and a well-equipped fitness room – not to mention an indoor pool and even a waterslide.

About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel operations and asset management companies and manages a large portfolio of full-service, focused service and extended stay hotels across Canada. The company manages hotels operating under major franchise brands, such as Marriott, Hilton and Radisson. www.silverbirchhotels.com