Earlier this week, I wrote about an initiative underway by US telecom T-Mobile. In this post, I highlighted the win/win for T-Mobile and a charity, The Edens Project, which has a cascading effect on the people of Haiti. In an additional post, yesterday I wrote about a captive travel audience and initiatives, which may capture our attention as we fly or stay in accommodations.
When I checked into the Doubetree Melbourne this week I learned about The Very Special Kids Rooftop Garden at the Doubletree on Flinders Street. This garden offers sustainability and also a learning experience for kids to care for various plants in the garden. The garden also provides fresh produce for the hotel’s restaurant.
Created by a Purpose Action Grant from Hilton Worldwide, the grant offers a local solution to strengthen the quality of life for the community.
What is Very Special Kids? Very Special Kids is a hospice for children with life-threatening conditions.
Like the tree planting by T-Mobile’s Bob Jacobsen and his colleagues, this initiative pays forward multiple times, including:
- Source of food for restaurant goers at the Doubletree Melbourne.
- Teaching children plant care and to care for their environment.
- Fundraising for Very Special Kids.
The rooftop garden is the gift that keeps on giving. I look forward to seeing it on a future stay at the Doubletree Melbourne.