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Brookline Hotel Team Joins Forces for Jeans on Friday Charitable Drive

Courtyard Boston Brookline Staff Raises Money to Make Blankets for Boston Children's Hospital

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/14 -- Being away from home isn't easy for anyone, but for the young patients at Boston Children's Hospital, it's an especially difficult situation. To help the hospital feel a little more like home, the staff at the Courtyard Boston Brookline banded together to raise money and make blankets for patients.

In December and January, the hotel near Boston Children's Hospital held a Jeans on Friday event, offering associates the opportunity to wear jeans to work on Friday for a minimum donation of $3 per Friday. The money raised from the event went toward making blankets, which were then donated to the Boston Children's Hospital.

The hospital, one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the country, treats children from birth to 21 years of age, and takes in about 25,000 patients a year. It also houses one of the world's largest pediatric hospital research arms with more than 1,100 scientists and a number-one ranking in 10 specialties listed in the 2013-14 edition of Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Jeans on Friday is just another of the ways this hotel near Longwood Medical Center aims to give back to the local community. For Thanksgiving last year, staff put together five Salvation Army brown bags that helped feed 22 hungry people. The families who received the bags enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, gravy and pie. The following month, the hotel near Boston College connected with the Salvation Army again to adopt a family for the holiday season.

About the Courtyard Boston Brookline
Located in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline, MA, the Courtyard Boston Brookline is a custom-designed eight-story hotel that is just minutes from downtown Boston. This AAA 3-Diamond hotel offers complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the rooms and public areas, complimentary shuttle service to the Longwood Medical area, laundry service, a lively restaurant, sundry store, fitness center, indoor pool, and on-site parking. The renovated guest rooms are outfitted with 27-inch stereo TVs, comfortable beds, coffee makers, modern workstations with an ergonomic chair and spacious desk, and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Families will appreciate the pull-out sofas in the king rooms, which allow for extra space for little travelers. The hotel near Agganis Arena has an open lobby that's home to The Bistro, a lively new restaurant that serves fresh food and drinks. Here, guests can enjoy a healthy breakfast and strong Starbucks coffee in the mornings or unwind after a long day with a great meal and cocktails in the evenings. With two meeting rooms and more than 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, the hotel is the ideal venue for intimate weddings and events in the greater Boston area. Guests who want to avoid the headache of driving in Boston can easily get around the city by public transportation as the hotel is conveniently located only one block from the Coolidge Corner Greenline Subway stop, which connects to Logan Airport and many sites in Boston, including Fenway Park, Kenmore Square, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, Colleges of the Fenway, Mass General Hospital and Museum of Science.

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