Mary Marzano grew up in a family of eight children in Maplewood, NJ, where she once again resides with her husband and two dogs. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Villanova University and a Masters in Marketing from Seton Hall University. She has over 20 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience.
While helping her sister Jane Marzano-Patin recover from Hurricane Ike by collecting donated clothing and items for her family, Mary discovered that many hotels were discarding huge amounts of perfectly usable bedding material –hotels routinely replace sheets, blankets, towels and other goods on regular cycles — which often end up in landfills. Mary saw a way to positively impact lives and our environment and Green Recoverings was born!
Since Hurricane Ike in Sept. 2008, Mary has proceeded to match the needs of many shelters and charity organizations with numerous hotels around the country. The much needed items include bedding, towels, furniture, kitchenware, soaps and even toilet paper.
Some of the hotels that have made generous donations include:
The Plaza Hotel, NYC
The Murray Hill Inn, NJ
The Governor Morris Inn, NJ
Some of the shelters, charities and programs Mary works with:
Market Street Mission, Morristown, NJ
Apostle House, Newark, NJ
Isiah House, Newark, NJ
Newark Rescue Mission, Newark, NJ
LaFayette Street Rescue Mission, NYC
Bowery Rescue Mission, NYC
New York City State Shelters
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Newark, NJ
Interfaith Hospitality Missions for the Homeless, NJ
Good Will Charities
Harmony House, Newark, NJ
Almost every day, including weekends, Mary works to locate and match shelters and charities around the country with willing hotels, and will update this list of hotels and recipients periodically.