ALIS Conference 2012: Aspen Launches a Suit Drive to Give Back
In an effort to give back to the communities that host the hospitality industry for notable conferences, Aspen Associates is a proud sponsor of the ALIS Suit Drive. The Suit Drive benefits Chrysalis, a Los Angeles non-profit that helps low-income and homeless individuals find and retain employment, by collecting donations of gently-worn professional clothing to be used for job interviews.
The ALIS Suit Drive is spearheaded by Alexandra Gibson, Senior Vice President of our procurement firm. “We are in an industry that is extremely fortunate and, while economic conditions have hurt us, we are not in need like many others. There are enough obstacles in people’s lives; not having a suit for a job interview should not be one of them.” Also serving on the committee to support the cause is John Page from construction firm Balfour Beatty, Steve Galbreath from architecture firm RTKL, Misha Bedner from hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, John Fareed from branding and advertising firm Anson-Stoner, and Jonathan Wyman.
All Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) conference attendees and participants are encouraged to bring at least one piece of professional clothing to donate for the effort. They will be accepting donations on Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th in the lobby of the conference hotel—JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live.
Please show your support by spreading the word and also visiting the ALIS Suit Drive website and clicking on “Pledge to Participate”.
For more information about the Suit Drive, please visit the website for the event at http://www.ALISsuitdrive.com. For more information about Chrysalis, please visit their website at http://changelives.org.