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Ladies and Gentlemen at luxury resort donate more than 50 children’s books to organization

ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I.NOVEMBER 4, 2016 –To help foster a love of reading from an early age, the ladies and gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas have come together to donate more than 50 children’s books to the Boys and Girls Club of  the Virgin Islands, the largest youth development organization in the territory. The initiative is part of The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints program and was designed to demonstrate the importance of reading to the youngest residents of the Virgin Islands.  

 “We truly value our ongoing partnership with the Boys and Girls Club, which is dedicated to developing values and skills in young children,” said General Manager Marco Ortlam. “I can’t think of a better way to help encourage reading than by donating books to children who will use them, and hopefully learn to love reading as a result.”

Community Footprints is a social and environmental responsibility strategy embedded into The Ritz-Carlton service values, long range plan and business operations. Child well-being is one of three key pillars of the global program, helping to provide resources to children in need by partnering with local organizations that provide a safe haven and nurturing environment for children.