Imagine a reservation from a honeymoon couple who specifically request not only a room, but a desire to help children in the local area!
The couple from Toronto, Canada, wanted to make their wedding plans as much about helping others as possible. Alana and Blair contacted us at Balamku Inn on the Beach with this request.
I had just been working with one of the local schools in our area about an immediate need for more space for their children for the August school opening, when Alana's request came "out of the blue." I am never surprised anymore when these paths of synchronicity cross. They organized a fundraising party where all the money raised was targeted for the school project. Then there was more fundraising around Toronto and via Facebook, all prior to the wedding.
Their honeymoon in June included a visit to the school and giving close to $2,000 for the exclusive purpose of extending the little bursting school with another room which the parents agreed to build.
We are fortunate when hospitality goes beyond providing a nice place for people to stay. Caring about others is often twinned with caring for the environment, and perhaps that is why our ecological hotel is fortunate to have many guests with a conscience come our way.
I've heard of Voluntourism as a growing trend, but this concept of sharing wedding bliss and their money with others is different.
This couple will, no doubt, create a difference throughout their lives.
Balamku Inn on the Beach