Giving back is made easy when you stay and shop in Ogunquit, Maine. At our hotel in Ogunquit Maine the Meadowmere Team has been dedicated to constant involvement by providing volunteer leadership and generous contributions to many worthy and notable causes in both local and national communities.
We wanted to share with you the TOP Five ways you make it possible for us to Give Back when you book the Meadowmere Resort for your Maine Vacation.
#1 Habitat for Humanity has received nearly $17,000 annually from the Maine Innkeepers Association and their Hospitality for Habitat Program. The Meadowmere Resort is proud to be a part of the effort in supporting this organizations mission to ensure everyone worldwide has a decent place to live. We even offer 50% off discounts in the spring for guests willing to participate in this cause.
#2 Environmental Policies range from solar power & water to diligent recycling and everything in between. In addition to our personal and professional commitment to our environment our hotel in Ogunquit offers a number of packages where a generous portion is donated to environmental charities such as The Marginal Way Preservation Fund and the Surfrider Foundation.
#3 Our Helping Hand Program. New England weather can bring great challenges to our local community which is why we offer a discounted rate to locals when the big storms are brewing. The Blizzard in February of 2013 dropped nearly 3 feet on our tiny village in less than 36 hours, reeking havoc as roadways, airports and trains were forced to close. With travelers stranded and over 18,000 Maine families without power our hotel in Ogunquit Maine open its doors offering a peaceful escape at the lowest possible rate.
#4 Guest Appreciation Weekends for the past few years our hotel in Ogunquit Maine has been offering six weekends a year to over 500 of our top guests. In addition to the perks they received showcasing our appreciation for their loyal business, 10% of each stay went to the charity they voted for. Next up #5 in ways we give back increases both our show of appreciation and the contribution to charities for the season.
#5 PS It Matters… Purchasing 4 My Cause is our new partner for 2015 Guest Appreciation Weekends. This innovative company has a mission to create significant, monthly, recurring revenue streams for “Causes” across the US. How do they do it? Well first they hand select the best specialty food items and unique gifts from recognized and award winning vendors both locally and across the nation. You’ll find quality items and variety ranging from York Harbor Lobster Risotto to Handcrafted house ware from the local artists at Ocean Fire Pottery. When you purchase one of these items at their store in Maine or online they donate 15% of the purchase price to the Cause of YOUR choice. Purchasing 4 My Cause has an incredible impact, for example in 2014 donations to Food Banks and Pantries provided more than 1.6 Million Meals to those in need. To think this is only a portion of the “Causes” customers choose. EVERY purchase, EVERY day has a real impact on the Cause you call, “My Cause!”
At our hotel in Ogunquit Maine we make it easy to give back, because that’s what we love to do. Here are a few ways just this week our staff gave a little extra to ensure your stay was one to remember:
Our Housekeeping Supervisor Jeremey noticed a guest in a the parking lot, after greeting her with a warm smile and a Meadowmere Welcome he saw she was reading her car manual. Knowing a thing or two about vehicles Jeremey asked if there was anything he could help with, the guest noted she was trying to replace the interior light bulb. Without hesitation he swapped out the bulbs ensuring her vacation wasn’t delayed a moment longer!
At the Meadowmere Resort our Maintenance Team is always prepared to solve a number of unexpected concerns. From snow removal to the flicker of the light bulb – they have the skills and the know how to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch! This week a guests car lights were left on over night… we’ve all been there – which is why the Meadowmere Team is always prepared with a portable battery pack for jump starting cars. When Crystal noticed the guests in the parking lot upon arriving to work she immediately grabbed the battery pack and got their car running again before they even had a chance to call AAA.