The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has a strong sense of responsibility to the Pocono Mountains community. The residents and visitors to our resort area are a vital part of what makes this region such a fascinating destination.
Supporting organizations that care for our neighbors, families and even staff members is an important part of our mission. First and foremost, our staff at Shawnee is part of our family. We are a family owned resort and our owners believe that each member of our team is part of the family. As a family, we provide fun benefits for staff members to take advantage of all the offerings we have at Shawnee.
As a region, we are all in it together. The strength of our region is determined by the one of us that is in the most need. We believe in giving back to the community. We receive dozens of requests for donations. These donations can be in the form of a gift certificate, in-kind donation, hosting a charitable event, donating staff time and talent or donating money.
Shawnee lends employees to take part in events that benefit the community. It is estimated that the Resort donates approximately $100,000 each year in its community service and charitable efforts. Everything from planning and labor to implementation and costs are factored into the estimate. Other charities the Inn supports are the Monroe County Children and Youth, Toys for Tots, United Way of Monroe County, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Big Brother Big Sister, Children’s Miracle Network, Meals on Wheels, The Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and many others.
River Road Cleanup
A major community event Shawnee hosts is the River Road Cleanup. This event directly benefits local residents because River Road is the main route that extends through the town of Shawnee on Delaware. Also, the River Road Cleanup allows for residents of the local community to participate in the day’s activities. People who contribute their time are able to look to Shawnee as a role model in the efforts to improve the environment. 2014 marked the 11th year in which Shawnee organized and sponsored the event. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful.
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is a member of the Global Soap Project. With 4.6-million hotel rooms in the United States, an estimated 2.6-million soap bars are discarded every day. This program collects discarded soap from hotels and reprocesses it into new bars that are given to vulnerable populations throughout the world, with the goal of improving health through personal hygiene.
Community Outreach Dinners
Since 2009, The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort has offered Community Outreach Dinners. The genesis of Shawnee’s Community Outreach Dinners came from Mrs. Kirkwood’s generosity and desire to help those members of our community
who did not have the luxury of enjoying a hearty meal during the cold winter months. The dinners are offered to anyone in need with no cost to attend. Shawnee’s staff and local members of the community volunteer to serve and assist in cleaning after the dinners. For those without transportation, Shawnee coordinated shuttles from the heart of Stroudsburg provided by the Pocono Family YMCA. Our team is able to serve thousands of dinners each winter as a result of this initiative. Feed the Hungry.