Dunes Manor in Maryland Declares February Love Month for Charity

By Karen Bliss 2/2/17 | www.samaritanmag.com

Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites — photo courtesy of VC Inc. Marketing.
A Ocean City, Maryland resort Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites located right on the boardwalk, has decided to dedicate February to raising money for Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, Baltimore-based charity that provides hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families.

The foundation was founded in 1982 and over the decades has provide more than 800,000 overnight accommodations, from every state in the U.S. and more than 82 countries worldwide.

"When children are dealing with life threatening illnesses, it's tough for the kids and their families to find moments of joy, but Believe In Tomorrow makes it happen, Dunes’ assistant general manager Melora Olexo tells Samaritanmag of the reason they selected that charity. “Their beautiful beach house in Ocean City has welcomed families from across the country and around the world.  We're thrilled to support their mission and to help facilitate the smiles, healing, and escape that their guests experience."

The Februsary LOVE Month events, as they are calling them, are open to hotel guests and vistors and range in price from $10 for a one-hour salsa lesson to $51 for the Super Bowl festivities to $119 for a gourmet dinner for two to an all-inclusive package for $429 per couple (all USD).

The following are fuller descriptions and proceeds amounts:

●     “The Big Game #51:  The LOVE of Football” (Friday, 2/3 – Sunday, 2/5)

Featuring a special weekend stay package and a tailgate-style buffet (wings, taco/nacho bar, sandwiches, baked potato bar, chips/dips, hot dogs) for the Big Game.  Sunday party also includes open bar, contests, giveaways, and more. Ten percent of dining and weekend room booking package proceeds will go to the Foundation

●     “Sweet and Spicy Valentine’s Day Weekend” (Friday, 2/10 – Sunday, 2/12)

Featuring a special weekend stay package, a four course gourmet dinner, salsa/bachata lessons, and a dance party with music by DJ Louis of Radio Maxima 95.3 FM (salsa, merengue, bachata, cha cha, and samba). Ten percent of dining and weekend room booking package proceeds will go to the Foundation, along with 100 percent of salsa/bachata dance lesson proceeds at the 2/11 dinner.

●     “FeBREWary:  LOVE on Tap” (Friday, 2/24 – Saturday, 2/25)

Features a special weekend stay package, two tickets to the ShoreCraft Beer Fest at Seacrets (with live music, unlimited free tastings, and a complimentary pint glass), and two complimentary craft beers at the Dunes Manor’s Zippy Lewis Lounge.  One dollar from each sale of every craft beer that's sold throughout the month will go to the Foundation, along with 5 percent of weekend room booking package proceeds.

“Dunes Manor’s February festivities sound like a lot of fun, and we’re thrilled to be able to partner with them,” says Wayne Littleton, program coordinator for Believe In Tomorrow, said in a statement.   “Everyone at the hotel cares about giving back to the Ocean City community, and that’s the type of business that Believe in Tomorrow’s House by the Sea is eager to team up with.”

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