As the Salvation Army kicked-off the annual Red Kettle Campaign, the hotels of Oakbrook Terrace are out in full force this holiday season in support of the Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace Corps Community Center.
Did you hear the bells ringing? With the official kickoff of the annual Red Kettle Campaign, six of the Oakbrook Terrace hotels volunteered their time “ringing the bells” the same day at Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard and Walgreens at 22nd and Midwest Road in Oak Brook.
“Supporting our friends at the Oakbrook Terrace Corps Community Center has been a goal of the City of Oakbrook Terrace Hotel, Convention and Visitors Commission in 2013,” according to Donald Hill, director of sales and marketing of the Hilton Suites and Hilton Garden Inn in Oakbrook Terrace.
“The history of the Red Kettle Campaign speaks for itself. Given all of the good that Salvation Army Oakbrook Terrace Corps Community Center does for the local community, it is only fitting that we were out in support of them this holiday season,” Hill added
In addition, several Oakbrook Terrace hotels are planning to go a step further and urge customers to help out on Dec. 18.
For the 1st time in the history of the Oakbrook Terrace hotels, Dec. 18 will be a very special day in the community, Hill said. Comfort Suites Oakbrook Terrace, Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Oakbrook Terrace, Hilton Suites and Hilton Garden Inn Oakbrook Terrace have each committed to donating 10 percent of their revenues on Dec. 18 to the Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Oakbrook Terrace. 
So, Hill suggests to think about the hotels if you have plans for breakfast, lunch or a beverage with friends after work. 
“It is such a pleasure to be partnering with the hotels in Oakbrook Terrace this holiday season. In today’s economy, we are truly grateful for businesses who are community minded and willing to support our mission,” said Sue Linden, development director of the Salvation Army Corps Community Center. “It is our hope that everyone in the area will stop by one of these hotels on the 18th as they are truly going above and beyond the call of duty!”