Newsday reports from the Marriott Hotel in Long Island and their charity donations to poverty-stricken communities. The Rock and Wrap It Up! program, "Hotel Wrap!" helps hotels donate unused toiletries - such as shampoo and conditioner and half-empty toilet paper rolls - to the needy.
The American Hotel and Lodging Association suggests hotels contact Rock and Wrap It Up! as part of their conservation efforts. It points out that having a non-profit collecting excess food and/or toiletries will avoid fees incurred by waste haulers.
KCET Los Angeles (Show: SoCal Connected) reports on non-profit Rock and Wrap It Up! as they collect food from hotels, movie sets and other donors and distribute it to homeless shelters.
Founder, Syd Mandelbaum and staff present Hotel Wrap! to enthusiastic hotel staffers.