#GoBeKind! trivago is working with Leon Logothesis to spread a contagious chain reaction of kindness across America. Want to give back or pay it forward? It can be as little as buying a cup of coffee for a stranger to committing to an organization that is contributing to a cause you share a passion for. Visiting New York City? Even a simple hotel stay can spark some kindness on your part. Here’s a few ways you can make your visit to New York City filled with kindness.
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[caption id="attachment_31914" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] New York is anything if not kind. Photo courtesy of Unsplash. [/caption]
How your hotel stay can help spread kindness[caption id="attachment_31930" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] A stay at Hotel Belleclaire contributes to the good of the city. Photo courtesy of the Belleclaire Facebook page. [/caption]
Hotel Belleclaire believes in giving back to the city they love: their involvement in New York City based organizations like the Food Bank of New York and homeless shelters across town will leave you with a warm feeling in your heart when you cozy under their plush duvets. They also work with larger organizations like Locks of Love, who provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children who are suffering from medical conditions as well as participating every year in the AIDS walk.A stay at the funky Ink48 helps fund support for LGBT youth. Photo courtesy of Ink48[/caption]
Boutique hotel chain Kimpton prides itself on its involvement on both a national and local level. Founded in San Francisco, a cause particularly dear to the generous Kimpton hearts is the LGBT community, in particular the Trevor Project, the largest crisis and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBT youth. To help out, they regularly donate room nights, meeting spaces and catering so that the project can continually provide a safe and judgement free outlet for those who need it. Your stay at the fashionable The Muse or Ink48 contributes to saving lives of some outstanding youth. Kimpton is also incredibly involved in environmental causes as well as Dress For Success, a not-for-profit program which helps women gain jobs and achieve economic independence.
The Gem Hotel in Chelsea might be located in the stylish Chelsea neighborhood, surrounded by ritzy art galleries and nightclubs but it doesn’t make them the least bit snooty. They’ve helped renovate under-capitalized public schools and community centers in New York and participate in many clothing and food drives to lend a hand to their neighbors in need. Their concierge service doesn’t just make dinner reservations at that restaurant you’ve been coveting — they can also connect interested guests who want to pay it forward to programs that help the city #GoBeKind.
#GoBeKind Directly[caption id="attachment_31954" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] 8.4 Million people but all the time for kindness. Photo courtesy of Unsplash.[/caption]
Want to take a more direct course of action to #GoBeKind? Check out these charities making a difference on the streets of New York: whether by affecting the children of this city with positivity or providing a way to make a meal for an entire family, there is always more kindness that can be spread with your commitment to help.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Of New York City
Since 1904, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NYC has mentored over 100,000 children through one-on-one relationships with volunteers who provide guidance and companionship to kids.
The American Red Cross of Greater New York
The American Red Cross of Great NYC is known for providing humanitarian assistance in times of need but they also run community services. They also collect, proccess and distribute blood and support national and international relief and development programs.
The New York chapter of City Meals-On-Wheels feed elderly New Yorkers daily. They provide 2 million nutritionally balanced meals to over 18,000 elderly New Yorkers who also benefit from the companionship the volunteers provide.
*Feature image courtesy of Julienne Schaer, www.nycgo.com