Do Good, it’s Contagious: Our October Good Karma Round Up
Earlier this month we shared treatments and products that gave back to Breast Cancer Awareness, a cause that’s always top of mind each October. But there are many causes that some of our favorite product companies and destinations are working with to pay it forward and we wanted to highlight a few of the do-gooders that caught our eye this month!
Iniala Beach House and the Inspirasia Foundation – Phuket, Thailand
They say when you do good it shines through, that must be true of Iniala Beach House, because the property is stunning. Iniala gives 10 percent of all room revenues, and 5 percent of other revenues directly to charitable and community causes through the Inspirasia Foundation, a private strategic philanthropic foundation that supports health, disability, and education projects across South East Asia. The property currently supports 12 projects across Indonesia, Thailand, and India.
“Great Bed, Great Cause” Marriott International
Marriott International recently unveiled it’s new “Great Bed, Good Cause” initiative that is live now through November 7, 2014. For every bed purchased on ShopMarriott, the company will donate a bed to Good360, an international non-profit that will help distribute the beds to those in need, from the homeless to women’s shelters to organizations that help children and refugees. Since inception this Tuesday, Marriott has already donated 20 beds to those in need!
2014 ISPA Conference & Expo, ResortSuite, & FEED Projects
Food was provided to more than 17,000 hungry children thanks to a partnership between ResortSuide & FEED Project, who worked together to create FEED bags for the attendees of this year’s ISPA Conference and Expo. Proceeds from each bag supply ten meals for the United Nations World Food Programme. I personally was thrilled and proud to carry my FEED bag around the conference last week. FEED has provided more than 84 million meals globally through the WFP and Feeding America since its start.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Celebrates 20 Years of FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project
Over 5 million women a year are affected by domestic violence in the United States alone and one million of those cases require medical attention. This month, FACE TO FACE celebrated its 20th year of helping women regain control over their lives after the trauma of domestic violence. FACE TO FACE provides pro bono facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to domestic violence survivors to repair injuries they’ve sustained to their face, head, and necks. Since 1995, participating physicians have helped more than 2,500 women. The AAFPRS works with shelters across the US to ensure the women are safely removed from their situation and have begun therapy before being referred to a surgeon.