The Baywood Hotels Education And Reach Initiative was founded in January 2011 with our Residence Inn San Antonio Seaworld/Lackland property as the pilot participant. Through our “Adopt A Classroom” program, we fundraised for nearby school Southwest Elementary. With a percentage of the nightly rate going directly to the school, we were able to assist with the purchase of educational supplies like notebooks, pencils, folders and much more. Since then, we’ve committed to our philanthropy efforts by continuing to recognize notable organizations throughout the country as well as those locally, at home, with the same guests we interact with every day. Baywood Hotels strives to enrich the lives of individuals and families, and the foundation of our values includes educating, uplifting and supporting endeavors that positively affect our communities.
National "Miracle in a Bottle" Fundraiser
We are beyond excited to announce that our newest national fundraising campaign is something truly special - primarily because the beneficiaries themselves are those we hold dearly to our hearts. We have branded our very own premium drinking water to be sold in all of our hotels with 100% of the profit benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has worked diligently to raise funds and recognition for local children’s hospitals across the board in both Canada and the United States. These funds help finance medical equipment and technological advances, necessary research and even cover the costs for families without adequate coverage. Here at Baywood Hotels, we don’t just acknowledge that the children are our future - we actively invest in their wellbeing and health because we truly believe in them. We are honored that our Miracle in a Bottle Drinking Water Initiative will not only allocate funds to a worthy cause, but can potentially save lives of the next generation.
Local Community Involvement
With more than 85 properties in our portfolio and more coming soon, we are constantly expanding, and as such, so is our level of impact for BEAR. Each of our hotels, spread across the continental U.S., individually invests in local charities, along with each region additionally holding annual fundraising or community service events. At our corporate headquarters in Maryland, we partner with Stepping Stones Homeless Shelter every Christmas by purchasing and distributing gifts to tenants and donating free hotel stays. With staff members and employees dedicated to inspiring their communities on a personal level, the BEAR program has contributed to several organizations including LAWS Loudoun Abused Womens Shelter, Mended Little Hearts of Greater Baltimore Area, Heritage Christian Services and have held food drives, clothes drives and clean-up efforts for local parks.