Radisson in Philadelphia makes season brighter for families dealing with transplants

Staff at the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel are paying it forward. Employees have “adopted” the Gift of Life House, a "home away from home" for families coming to the Philadelphia area to receive life-saving transplant treatments.

“Our team cooked dinner one night for all the families that needed to stay there,” says general manager Joanne Cunningham.  For World Cleanup Day, we went back and deep cleaned the accommodations and public areas of the house, as well.”

For the holidays, hotel staff took several large bags of toys that were donated to the hotel by guests, employees and condominium residents to The Gift of Life House, making the season a little brighter for those who were away from home.

“The gifts you donated were all used and so appreciated by our families,” said Sara Cohen, development coordinator at Gift of Life Family House. “We wrapped everything and put the gifts outside the guests’ doors on Christmas eve, so when they came out in the morning, there were gifts for everyone in the room.”

Thanks to the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel staff, two of whom are pictured here with Gift of Life staff.

January 2, 2013
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Staff at the Radisson Plaza – Warwick Hotel adopted a Philadelphia transplant home that provides housing for families coming to the area for life-saving transplants.

Radisson Plaza Human Resources director Lisa Farina and general manager Joanne Cunningham delivered toys for children to the staff of The Gift of Life House in Philadelphia.