Grand Junction DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel To Provide Cookies For Service Personnel

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Grand Junction DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and Orchard Avenue Elementary School’s second grade class bring joy and cookies to overseas personnel.

Grand Junction DoubleTree Employees Help 2nd Graders

Through our caring and participation in the program, we help to insure a better future for our kids.

The Grand Junction DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel(http://www.doubletreegrandjunction.com/), through it’s CARE Committee, is teaming up with Orchard Avenue Elementary School’s second grade class and Blue Star Mothers to provide, package and send 2500 of their signature cookies to service men and women serving overseas. Representatives of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will participate in a presentation ceremony on Wednesday, November 16 at 12:45 pm at the school to accept the cookies on behalf of the recipients. This is part of an ongoing program by DoubleTree on “Teaching Kids to Care.”

Second grade teacher Lisa Fitz says the project was to teach the students about service and caring for others. The class voted as to where they wanted the cookies to go and “military” was the hands-down winner.

"Teaching Kids to Care is an ongoing program developed by Hilton and creates a rewarding experience for both our staff and the children we work with. Through our caring and participation in the program, we help to insure a better future for our kids..." said Linda Caldwell, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Grand Junction DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

According to Linda Caldwell, Director of Sales and Marketing at the DoubleTree, Grand Valley Blue Star Mothers (http://www.gvbluestarmothers.org) are mothers of service men and women. They are packing 55 Holiday Boxes containing socks, CD’s, toiletries and other needed items go along with the cookies.

To learn more about this unique, education-driven program go to [http://www.doubletree.com/teachingkidstocare.

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