Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bolstering the Community

What can you do with 4,500 bolster pillows? Bolsters--you know, those round pillows on hotel beds that usually end up thrown or kicked off the bed. Jo Licata at the San Francisco Hilton was faced with the challenge of donating 4,500 of those little devils recently when the property changed their bedding.

I have blogged about Jo before and I love hearing about her adventures. Through the San Francisco Hotel Collaborative she has found new homes for all sorts of crazy things.

So when Jo was faced with three whole rooms of bolsters, she knew she had her work cut out for her. She started with homeless shelters and AIDS projects, moved on to meditation centers and then theaters. A year later she finally found a place for the remaining pillows--the tents at the Burning Man event! Now that is creative!

1 comment:

mm said...

Go Jo! Nice job there! Proud to have a dedicated person like you in our Hilton Family.

Marguerite McAleer
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower