TOWN OF UNION, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – A local boutique hotel has secured a sizeable donation for a free place to stay for relatives of people getting treatment at local hospitals.

Traditions at the Glen presented Danielle House with a check for $5,000 today.

Traditions is a member of the Choice Hotels system and had a applied for a grant from the Choice Hotels Community Awards program.

Traditions General Manager Vincent Sano wrote about how the Danielle House is a local independent non-profit that provides a home away from home for people whose loved ones are staying at Greater Binghamton hospitals.

Sano says the Walsh family, owners of Traditions at the Glen, have a long history of supporting Danielle House.

“The Walsh family goes way back with them, with the hotel, they provided a house there, the renovations, they’ve been on the board of directors. So, it was just a natural.”

Danielle House Founder Diane Stento says, “We wouldn’t be where we are. We’re not a governmental agency, we don’t receive funds from the government. It’s all donations and surprise grants as this is today.”

Stento says she’s humbled by the gift.

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