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No Reservations Giving

A Philanthropic Program of the Chartres Lodging Group and Kokua Hospitality, supporting, establishing and nurturing nonprofits in our backyard to around the world.


No Reservations Giving


No Reservations Giving

No Reservations Giving is the Philanthropic Program of the Chartres Lodging Group and Kokua Hospitality. Our mission is to leverage our hospitality management and investment expertise by supporting, establishing and nurturing nonprofits that provide food, shelter and education to enhance the well-being of those in need.

Our employees are at the heart of No Reservations Giving. They are asked to “pay it forward” by volunteering their time and energy to groups that service our larger community. Each of our locations will sponsor annual “Volunteer Days” to promote our mission. Based on employee interests, our Foundation will engage in grant making, we will match donations and regularly organize fundraisers.  Our clients will be called upon to support our causes through resource conservation in our hotels and donating funds that support our projects.  We will partner with organizations focused on delivering basic needs and education.

In the Hawaiian language, the word kokua translates to mean, “extending loving, sacrificial help to others for their benefit, not for personal gain” and sums up the core values of Kokua Hospitality which are “kindness, outreach and knowledge.”  In collaboration with the Chartres Lodging Group and Kokua Hospitality, our employees extend “kokua” to the people in our communities through No Reservations Giving.  

Past philanthropic efforts include raising and giving significant funds for relief efforts in New Orleans after the Katrina hurricane, in Mumbai, after the terrorist bombing of a hotel and in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. Our employees have volunteered at food banks, Habitat for Humanity and built fences in New Orleans. We have matched over 250 employee donations to a variety of worthy causes.

No Reservations Giving has helped the following organizations:


Foundation of Orthopedics New York

Activ* Leukemia donation

Future Women Leaders

American Cancer Society

G.M Memorial Fund

American India Foundation

Help Funding Inc.

American Jewish Committee

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

American Red Cross Haiti - Earthquake Relief

Lou Gehrig

Barnard College

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Benjamin Franklin High School Fund

Marin Council

Boomer Esiason Foundation

Mission Neighborhood Health Center

Boy Scouts of America

Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Catholic Relief Services - Haiti Earthquake Relief

New York Chapter JDR NY

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund - Haiti Earthquake Relief

NYU Child Study Center

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland

Community Impact at Columbia University

San Francisco Ballet Association

Cornell Hotel Society

San Francisco Deputy Sheriff's Foundation

Cornell University

Shawnee Institute, Ltd.


The Mumbai Disaster Relief Fund (MDRF)

Doctors Without Borders - Haiti Earthquake Relief

The Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT)

Eastern Illinois University

The OberoiCare Fund (OCF)

Encore Community Services

    Windy City Habitat for Humanity
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