We are committed to the communities in which we live and work. The difference between being a good business and an amazing business can be found in the Company’s footprints imprinted by giving back and serving others.
The GO! Lehigh Valley initiative includes a strategic outreach plan. Community relationships matter to the team at Meyer Jabara. A large chapter in the legacy story of Meyer Jabara Hotels will be how each leader worked in his or her community to make positive differences.
In 1984 Meyer Jabara Hotels provided the resources to begin the original “Dreams Come True” located in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. This organization creates worthwhile moments by giving children with life threatening illnesses the chance to hope, dream and live their fantasies. Today nearly 1,000 children and their families have everlasting positive memories as a result of these efforts.
Soon after launching the Lehigh Valley initiative, Richard Jabara and many others in the Meyer Jabara organization opened a second Dream Come True outreach in Danbury, Connecticut serving children in the Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven counties of Connecticut.
Bill Meyer’s footprints of service touch many lives as well whether he is serving on the board of the JFK Medical Center, working with the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach or serving as Vice Chairman of the Quantum Foundation, the twelfth largest charitable foundation in the State of Florida.
For twenty years the Conference Center at Holiday Inn has opened its doors for the Spirit of Lehigh Valley. Every Christmas Eve the Center transforms into a child’s wonderland filled with stuffed animals, presents, goodie bags and wonderful plates of turkey with all the trimmings. Nearly 5,000 families in need look to this event for fulfillment of their Christmas wishes. It is a joyous time when the good people of the Lehigh Valley come together for selfless acts of giving.
Project Keep-Warm, the annual drive to collect cold weather wear had collected more than 4,500 items in this past year. The Lehigh Valley Business Group (LVBG) created this program in 2012 in an effort to ensure that local community shelters, day centers, code blue shelters, food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless encampments, stand downs, animal shelters, families, children and others had enough to provide for the homeless and others who use their services.