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Corporate Citizenship

We are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and to strengthening our local communities through financial support, community engagement and volunteer service. Our approach is underpinned by our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and engagement with key CR-related stakeholders.

What We’ve Done

In 2019, we supported over 200 charities and organizations. Here are just a few highlights:

Community Service

Volunteered more than 600 hours of community service supporting 13 service events.

Community  Investments

Supported over 160 employee-selected community investments.


Contributed to our employees’ charities of choice, donating to a different charity each month. 

Featured Initiatives

Operation Gratitude

Helped Operation Gratitude with its mission to thank every American who serves. Assembled Battalion Buddy bears for the children of deployed military, made paracord “survival” bracelets, donated Halloween candy to be included in care packages and wrote letters of gratitude to those who serve. Interacted with service dogs and representatives from Warrior Canine Connection.


Battalion Buddy bears



Junior Achievement

Volunteered with Junior Achievement to teach students about fiscal responsibility at JA Finance Park in Montgomery County — a reality-based mock city where students experience the challenges of making real-life financial decisions. Sponsored entertainment storefront designed by our JA Storefront Design Committee.





Walk to End Alzheimer's

Recognized as the top fundraising team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Washington, D.C. Raised over $100,000 through fundraisers – including a cupcake sale and internal online auction – and PTO donated by employees.



Warrior Canine Connection

Weeded and mulched around flower beds and trees, painted the entire exterior of the Welcome Center, the back of the Training Center and fencing.


Square Footage of Buildings Painted


Linear Feet of Fencing Painted

PetConnect Rescue

Created dog tug toys using old t-shirts and dog blankets using pieces of fleece material. Interacted with six of the organization’s rescue dogs.




Dog Toys

Comfort Cases

Filled backpacks, packaged bags of toiletries and tied ribbons around new blankets. Donated some of the organization’s most-needed items, including travel-sized toiletries, baby products and blankets.




Bags of Baby Toiletries

Mended Little Hearts

Assembled Bravery Bags for Mended Little Hearts’ hospital outreach Bravery Bag Program. Packed each bag with toiletries, coloring books and pencils, pens, notebooks, a wristband and more which will give families of children with Congenital Heart Disease a few essentials needed for a hospital stay.


Bravery Bags



Manna Food Center


Hosted a bake sale benefiting Manna Food Center’s Smart Sacks program, which serves students in our community who qualify for free or reduced meals. Raised over $500, which was matched by Host’s service team.




Baked Goods Donated by Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Capital Area Food Bank

Packed almost 200 boxes of meat, weighing about 40 pounds each. Removed bags of cereal from over 1,400 boxes and attached nutritional information labels. Donated over 200 pounds of non-perishable items through a food drive leading up to the event.


Pounds of Food Packed


Pounds of Donated Food

Humane Rescue Alliance

Created dog rope and catnip toys using t-shirts donated by Host employees and distributed the toys to dogs and cats in the adoption center. Sponsored five animals, which covers the average cost of care for these pets including food, enrichment supplies, vaccines and other medical services.


Dog and Cat Toys

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Joined thousands of volunteers in a multi-day effort to support a cleaner and healthier Chesapeake watershed as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Project Clean Stream. Conducted water quality monitoring tests, recorded the location of invasive plants and collected microtrash, which is extremely harmful to the environment and local wildlife.


Bags of Trash


Pounds of Debris

Habitat for Humanity

Participated in Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland's Women Build in which 30 teams of women worked together in a multi-day fundraising effort to support renovations and new homes for low-income, hardworking families in our local community. Continued work on the same house that another group of Host volunteers started in the fall. Worked alongside homeowners to install new siding.



American Red Cross

Involved in the Ready 365 Partners in Preparedness program and participate in an ongoing collaboration with the American Red Cross to organize donations for disaster relief efforts in our global community.


Ready 365 Partners in Preparedness

Read more about our service projects and find information on how to work with us to support your organization on our Community Organizations page.