The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood thrives because of our employees, our guests, and the community we call home. We support the local communities of Norwood, Massachusetts and beyond with great pride. From sponsorships that help promote the local economy, donations to various organizations and local charity auctions, to supporting non-profits, we strive to better our local area and the people that live here. Below you will find details on just a few of these causes that we support by giving back.
Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, Inc.,
The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is proud to help support the Ecumenical Community Food Pantry of Norwood, Inc., which serves over 350 families in the towns of Norwood and Westwood. They are run 100% by volunteers giving back and are always looking for help organizing food drives and other activities – https://www.norwoodpantry.org.
In previous years, Four Points by Sheraton Norwood hosted a food drive in the lobby. With donations from our staff, the hotel directly and some generous companies who were hosting events here during the month, we had quite a successful drive. Since the pandemic did not allow a food drive in 2020, the hotel was happy to make a financial contribution to continue the partnership with the Norwood Food Pantry.
Bakes for Breast Cancer
At One Bistro, we are delighted to once again support Bakes for Breast Cancer in 2021 – https://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org. Their mission is to fund new research and treatment for breast cancer, one sweet treat at a time. For this fundraiser, local restaurants, and bakeries volunteer to donate the proceeds from a select dish or a percentage of all dessert sales for the duration of the event.
We are excited to announce that for 2021, 100% of the proceeds from our Signature Crème Brûlée sold between October 1st and October 7th will be donated to this great cause! Stop by and enjoy a delicious dinner with the perfect excuse to have dessert, www.onebistro.com
Halloween Costume Drive
A program very near and dear to our hearts is the Halloween Costume Drive to support Boston Children’s Hospital and their Child Life Services department. We partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital 15 years ago to collect new Halloween costumes for their patients. https://www.childrenshospital.org. We are fortunate to have so many dedicated associates, guests, and clients that continue to support this cause year after year, so hundreds of patients can participate in trick-or-treating and dress up as their favorite superheroes, animals, and characters. Since the hospital is not accepting costume donations this year due to the pandemic, the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood has made a monetary donation to ensure the children at Boston Children’s Hospital still have a Happy Halloween.
In addition to our company sponsored donations, many of our employees have organizations they support on their own. With the generous matching gifts program, their charitable contributions are matched dollar for dollar to a cap by our parent company, FM Global.
As Bill Gates once said, “with great wealth comes great responsibility, a responsibility to give back to society and a responsibility to see that those resources are put to work in the best possible way to help those most in need.” We are so grateful to all our clients and guests who have contributed to our success over our years. Giving back to the community is just one way we can say “thank you”.