Nissa LaPoint, public relations manager
Denver, CO — Volunteers and The Westin Denver Downtown staff will serve a culinary Thanksgiving Day meal to hundreds of people at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter who are experiencing homelessness.
For the 18th year, the hotel is partnering with Catholic Charities of Denver to give back to those less fortunate by preparing a special Thanksgiving meal for the shelter residents. Some 500 residents struggling with homelessness will enjoy the hot meal prepared by the hotel culinary team. Volunteers and staff will prepare to serve the meal at 11 a.m., Nov. 28, at the Denver shelter.
“All the residents at Samaritan House, as well as at our women’s shelter, will be served a hot Thanksgiving meal,” said Mike Sinnett, vice president of Catholic Charities shelters and community outreach. “We want to show people dignity on a day when we’re thankful to serve those in need.”
“We have partnered with Samaritan House on this event for 18 years,” said John Everett, General Manager of The Westin Denver Downtown. “Each year, it is an honor for our hotel to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for those in need, and something we look forward to doing every Thanksgiving.”
Samaritan House will also serve a Thanksgiving meal to upwards of 150 women at the new Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in northeast Denver.
WHO: Volunteers and staff to serve Thanksgiving meal and meet shelter residents
WHAT: The Westin Denver Downtown serve up a Thanksgiving meal at Samaritan House shelter
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. – noon for live shots, interviews and photos
WHERE: Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., Denver
About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver
Catholic Charities has served the Denver community since 1927. It serves tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services; Early Childhood Education; Shelter Services; Archdiocesan Housing; St. Raphael Counseling; Kinship and Senior Services; and Community Services. Catholic Charities serves those in need with the help of hundreds of volunteers and through collaboration with Catholic parishes, other Christian churches, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, medical facilities and educational institutions.
About the Westin Denver Downtown
With 430 rooms, 14 suites, and more than 32,000 square feet of meeting space, The Westin Denver Downtown is an ideal setting for social events, conferences, meetings, business travel and for weekend theatre, arts and sports staycations. Many guests seek out the AAA Four-Diamond The Westin Denver Downtown for urban adventure, cultural experiences and stunning mountain views, as well as a chance to sleep in the signature Westin Heavenly® Bed. The Westin Denver Downtown strives to help guests maintain their active and healthy lifestyles, even when they are on vacation. From sleeping well in the Westin Heavenly® Bed to eating well with the new Eat Well in-room menu, Westin is committed to ensuring that guests leave feeling better than when they arrived. Guests move well with the RunWestin® Run Concierge, in the renovated WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio complete with a Peloton bike, and through the New Balance® Gear Lending Program, all to enhance and maximize guests’ well-being. Visit www.westindenverdowntown.com now to plan your next visit.