Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and the Gemstone Collection Launch Summer Vacations Initiative for 21 Families from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

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“In all our community outreach programs, we actively include our guests, employees and owners, inviting their participation to create a true sense of ‘community’,” says Benchmark CEO Alex Cabañas.

Summer isn’t always an easy time for children whose families cannot afford a summer vacation. This season, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection properties in locations from Vermont to California, through their partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), will help 21 families enjoy a summer holiday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children facing adversity with caring adult volunteers in life-changing friendships. Many children come from low-income families or single-parent homes. Families are often concerned with making sure children’s basic needs are met, and extras like summer vacations may be unattainable. Benchmark is working to change that.

Throughout the summer, Benchmark will award vacation getaways that will include luxury hotel accommodations, and may include meals and an array of family-friendly activities, such as water sports, hiking, cooking classes, sightseeing, and more. BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, which includes the Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Collection brands in its portfolio, is a proud corporate partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters, providing in-kind services to select local affiliates of the nonprofit organization.

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ staff will choose families to receive the summer vacations from BBBSA locations near the participating Benchmark properties. The company will encourage and promote involvement in the program via outreach to guests, employees, and corporate partners through…

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