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Caribe Royale Orlando Donation to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida Is First By a Hotel Since the COVID-19 Pandemic Began

Much-needed support for individuals and families who have lost everything through natural disaster or personal tragedy arrived in the form of furniture donated by Caribe Royale Orlando to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida. The donation is the first by a hotel to the area’s only furniture and clothing bank since the COVID-19 pandemic began last March.  

On May 6, gently-used furniture — including beds, bureaus, tables and chairs — from 20 of the hotel’s suites were moved into a truck before making their way to the Mustard Seed’s warehouse. Caribe Royale Orlando is in the midst of a $125 million renovation that includes fully remodeling all of its one-bedroom suites. The first of three towers of fully-renovated suites debuted this week as part of a phased build-out one tower at a time to avoid guest disruption.  

The furniture is now available to Mustard Seed clients. “The individuals and families we serve at The Mustard Seed of Central Florida Furniture and Clothing Bank come to us with nothing but a roof over their head,” said Kathy Baldwin, The Mustard Seed’s executive director. “Thanks to the generosity of Caribe Royale, we’ll be able to offer our program participants good quality, much needed furniture that helps restore hope, stability and dignity.”   

“It’s an honor to once again partner with The Mustard Seed, and gratifying to know that our gently-used furniture will help our Central Florida neighbors in need,” said Amaury Piedra, Caribe Royale Orlando’s managing director. “We are committed to giving back to the Central Florida community, one that has supported our business for many years.  

Photo credit: Caribe Royale Orlando 

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About The Mustard Seed of Central Florida 

The Mustard Seed, the ONLY furniture and clothing bank in Central Florida, has been a social service agency for 33 years, providing families with basic household items to help rebuild the lives of individuals and families who have lost everything from natural disaster or personal tragedy. The Mustard Seed also is one of only a handful of nonprofits in the United States that recycles mattresses. Since 2011, The Mustard Seed has recycled more than 170,000 mattresses, diverting more than 4 million cubic feet of waste from the landfill. Learn more at https://mustardseedfla.org/

About Caribe Royale Orlando 

Located just minutes from the Walt Disney World® Resort in the nation’s number one convention and tourist destination, Caribe Royale Orlando is the area’s largest all-suite convention hotel. A TripAdvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Award winner — among just 10 percent of hotels worldwide to receive the distinction  — the upscale Caribe Royale is in the midst of a $125 million renovation that includes fully remodeling all of its one-bedroom suites, an all-new 50,000-square-foot grand ballroom (bringing the total meeting space to 220,000 square feet), and an inviting new lobby. To learn more or to book a visit, event or meeting, visit www.cariberoyale.com. Follow the all-suite convention hotel on FacebookInstagramTwitter (@cariberoyale), LinkedIn and Pinterest. #cariberoyaleorlando 

About the author

Diane Sears

A career journalist, author and advocate for business growth, Diane Sears is the CEO, editor and publisher of i4 Business. She is also the founder and president of DiVerse Media LLC, which has handled content marketing projects including nonfiction books, white papers, executive speeches and scripts since 2000. She is co-founder of the nonprofit Go for the Greens Foundation, which helps connect women-owned and minority-owned business owners with growth opportunities internationally.

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