DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport has replaced furniture in its 300 rooms and, rather than sell the old furniture, donated most of it charity.
General manager Michael Phipps let his employees purchase items at a minimal price, then gave the rest to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, His Helping Hands and Dear Neighbor Ministries.
Wichita Habitat for Humanity is selling its allotment through its ReStore operation.
His Helping Hands works with 45 local agencies, including Dear Neighbor Ministries and StepStone, to meet the needs of clients. It distributed furniture to 18 families on Saturday, including some of the donations from DoubleTree.
Pat O’Donnell of Dear Neighbor Ministries said that the furniture that served the hotel will now serve families who otherwise may never have such nice items.