The Homewood Suites and the Home2 Suites located in the Nashville Vanderbilt area have been partners with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt for over 5 years. Any time a Vanderbilt reservation is made, 5% of the total cost is given back to the hospital. Because of this partnership, the hotels have give almost $50,000 back to the hospital over the past 5 years. Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt has signed an additional agreement with the goal of donating another $30,000 by the summer of 2021.
The Homewood Suites got in touch with Seacrest Studios at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in February of 2017 in order to participate in one of the daily programs on air. This program is now broadcasted through the Hospital’s television channel and is streamed into the kid’s rooms, through various departments, and to several other hospitals around the country. On Thursday February 16th, the hotel team read the kids some Lewis the Duck books, and Lewis the Duck himself came for an appearance!
Later in February, the Nashville hotels participated in their first Children’s Cup. As a result, the event raised over $200,000 in one day for the Children’s Hospital. Teams competed in singing challenges, dance video challenges, and more! The hotels provided all of the volunteers needed to work the event. Team members enjoyed lending a helping hand and cheering on the teams. In February 2018, the Homewood Suites participated in their second Children’s Cup, donating $500 to the cause, and enjoying a night out at Topgolf Nashville.
At the end of 2017, the Nashville team participated in the River of Hope Radiothon. They raised $185,000 for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and likely encouraged people to donate even more.
Homewood Suites Nashville Vanderbilt also became a Gold Sponsor of the Gifts from Friends program in May 2018. Several members of the hotel team became individual Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital members for a small yearly donation of $50, but a large opportunity to make a difference!