The holidays are a time when communities come together in displays of love and charity to give to those less fortunate and to help those who have been affected by natural disaster or hunger. With hotels in more than 100 countries, Best Western Hotels & Resorts is aware of the great domestic and global need for support. When you enroll with Best Western Rewards (BWR), your travel can do more than just open your eyes to other cultures, your travel can empower you to affect change by donating Best Western Rewards points to Best Western For A Better World.
Following the disasters of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, communities in the southern United States and neighboring countries were devastated and in need of immediate help. Best Western for a Better World leveraged its partnership with the American Red Cross to provide help where it was needed most.
Disaster relief is just one of the efforts supported by this far-reaching charitable program. Here are a few of the other ways that you can make an impact with your BWR points:
- Kiva: This ingenious organization empowers individuals living in impoverished conditions with microloans. These loans are often the only barrier for families seeking to start their own business, which will provide for a household indefinitely. With more than $470 million already distributed, Kiva is proud to report a 99% loan repayment rate.
- Education: Best Western Hotels & Resorts believes in the power of education to change lives and transform circumstances for generations. Best Western for a Better World has created a scholarship program that empowers the future leaders of the hospitality industry. Numerous students are selected each year. Spotlights on students can be found here.
- American Red Cross: During times of disaster and otherwise, the Red Cross saves lives. You can donate cash or points to support this proven organization as it works throughout the country.
This holiday season means so much more when we make it about others. Take a look at your Best Western Rewards account and see if you have points to donate. The redemption value of your points is at their highest when donated. If you aren’t yet a Best Western Rewards member, sign up today for free and begin earning points for every stay.