#GoBeKind in Los Angeles

By Natalia Kvitek,

#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 small as serving meals to the homeless of downtown LA or as big as being the organizer of the whole dinner. Visiting Los Angeles? Even a simple hotel stay can spark some kindness on your part. Here’s a few ideas for ways you can make your visit to Los Angeles filled with kindness. 

Philanthropy in Los Angeles

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How your hotel stay can help spread kindness

Carlyle Inn Los Angeles

Art Deco with a big heart at the Carlyle Inn. Photo courtesy of Pacifica Hotels.

The upscale Carlyle Inn  is an ode to old Hollywood glamour with its black and white Art Deco design that just drips with elegance. This boutique hotel caters to those looking for an upscale experience — all while living the ethos of #GoBeKind. The hotel, part of the Pacifica Hotels group, is committed to several ongoing collaborations between hotels and local causes and participates in  charities and philanthropic ventures such as Clean the World, largest global recycler of hotel soaps and amenities which are in turn distributed to people who need it worldwide. They also contribute to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, who help feed over 240,000 in the community every month and Toys for Tots every holiday season by taking toy donations for underprivileged children.

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Hotel Normandie Los Angeles

The historic Hotel Normandie in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of the Hotel Normandie Facebook page.

The Hotel Normandie is a Los Angeles cultural landmark, boasting a rich architectural history which brings to life the style of 1920’s Wilshire Boulevard. While the old Hollywood allure remains, it has been joined by a bevy of modern amenities, three-sheet bedding and fancy toiletries. Their step into the modern world has resulted in multiple community-centric initiatives including the Special Operations Warrior Foundation which provides scholarships and counseling for children of departed Special operations personnel. They also work closely with Sarah House, a residential care facility and holistic hospice for low-income people who are bravely facing the end of their life. A stay at the Hotel Normandie is a foray into #GoBeKind.

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Luxury hotels in Los Angeles

Overlooking LA from the Ritz-Carlton. Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles.

Just because you want to indulge yourself or spoil someone special with a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles doesn’t mean you won’t be helping out someone who needs a little kindness. The upscale hotel which comes complete with fairy-tale marble bathrooms and 400-thread count sheets also plays the role of fairy godmother with their Community Footprints program, which partners with local organizations in areas like child well-being, hunger and poverty relief. You can also get involved at the Ritz-Carlton by donating your Ritz-Carlton Reward points or by participating in voluntourism experiences no matter which Ritz-Carlton you find yourself visiting.

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Los Angeles philanthropy

Los Angeles could always use a helping hand. Photo by Unsplash.

Midnight Mission 

The Midnight Mission isn’t simply providing the Los Angeles homeless population with a place to sleep, but is one of the city’s best run organizations which also gives counseling training, education and assists with job placement for those who need a helping hand to stand up alone. Want to get involved? The Mission holds regular food drives as well as special Thanksgiving and holiday events with regular and drop-in volunteer hours.

One Voice

One Voice is there to provide services to those living at the poverty level whenever they need them. They assist in times of emergency relief, run scholarship programs for young students and distribute holiday food baskets and presents to over 2,500 families in the Los Angeles area. Want to give back this upcoming volunteer season? Join thousands of others in helping them prep, sort, packages and distribute food in a festive atmosphere- get into the holiday spirit with #GoBeKind!

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank 

The Los Angeles Food Bank works to combat one of the most serious dilemmas facing over 1 million Los Angeles area residents annually: hunger. These residents aren’t just the homeless but many children and seniors who cannot adequately provide themselves with nourishing meals –which is where the food bank steps in. You can volunteer as a group or as an individual for various food and clothing drives across the city.

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