"If hospitality is the first step to dismantling the barriers of the world: and if vacation rentals represent the future of hospitality: then we have the opportunity to change the world...one guest at a time."
We are thrilled to share with you the ways in which we give back to our community. We adore collaborating with other non-profits and businesses. It brings a meaningfulness and excitement to the work that we do.
Here are the two projects we have brewed up.
Every 6 months we work with a non-profit to give back a percentage of bookings. Some of our past organizations include: https://www.thestreettrust.org/- The Street Trust works throughout Oregon, in classrooms and on the streets, encouraging and advocating for a safe and convenient walking, bicycling, and public transit.
https://www.forestparkconservancy.org/- Forest Park Conservancy restores and protects Forest Park, Portland's 5,200 acre urban forest. Guided by the Greater Forest Park Conservation Initiative, we maintain trails, restore habitat, and inspire community appreciation for our greatest natural treasure.
https://www.harpersplayground.org/ - Harper’s Playground is driven by the vision of a world in which no one is left out. We create playgrounds where people of all abilities can play together and thrive.
Our current partner is:
https://ojrc.info/ - We believe mass incarceration is the greatest civil rights crisis of our time and we must all take ownership of it. For individual rights to have any meaning, we must protect them for everyone, without exception. It is time to re-imagine and transform our criminal justice system. OJRC works with a variety of people ranging from immigrant to women's rights.
Inclusion and Acceptance
The second project focuses on inclusion and acceptance. We have formed a network of small businesses on Alberta Street who are committed to: Building a thriving and inclusive community by connecting neighbors and local businesses.
For more information on what we are working on visit:
http://thestarthrowers.com/shift/ - The Star Throwers are a group of vacation rental professionals realizing their full potential on travelers, communities, and the world.