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Employees at Denver’s Longest Running AAA Five-Diamond Hotel “Climb to the Peak”

DENVER, Colo. – June 18, 2015 – The Ladies & Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver are proud to donate $1,000.00 to Urban Peak, a local non-profit organization which offers extensive services for homeless and runaway youth, as a result of the “Climb to the Peak” initiative. This internal contest as part of a hotel renovation project to support Community Footprints, the corporate social responsibility program of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., was held during a three-month construction period. All service elevators were in high demand for contractor use, leading to a stair-climbing contest for employees, which at the end would constitute a $1,000.00 donation to Urban Peak if the goal of climbing 2 million steps was met. Over 2.3 million steps were proudly taken; five employees logged over 30,000 steps each during the course of the project.

In addition to the 66 monthly Community Breakfasts served to-date at the Urban Peak shelter by employees, the hotel also held a summer supply drive and collected:

  • 1 lunchbox 
  • 10 hats 
  • 20 pairs of shorts 
  • 5 pairs of sandals 
  • 2 purses 
  • 1 pair of pants 
  • 3 shirts 
  • 5 dresses 
  • 12 water bottles 
  • 6 pairs of new men’s underwear 
  • 3 pairs of sunglasses 
  • 8 sticks of deodorant 
  • 4 pairs of socks 
  • 51 sticks of chap stick 
  • 58 packets of sunscreen

Urban Peak helps young people overcome homelessness and other real life challenges by providing safety, respect, essential services and a supportive community, empowering them to become self-reliant adults. For more information on Urban Peak, please visit www.urbanpeak.org.