It’s time to put your money where your life is. Thursday, May 9, is the first national Give OUT Day, an initiative intended to get us giving in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. LGBTQ nonprofits are registered on GiveOUTDay.org, making the site into a donation hub.
“Less than 5 percent of the LGBTQ community gives to an LGBTQ cause, according to research from the Horizons Foundation and Movement Advancement Project,” says Bolder Giving’s Executive Director Jason Franklin. “Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ nonprofits and elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy.”
How can you support Give OUT Day?
Contact your local LGBTQ or Pride center right away! Help them get signed up so that people in your area can donate to them. They can access a Tool Kit with resources to help them maximize their success.
Spread the word via Social Media. On Twitter, use hashtag #giveOUTday or mention @giveOUTday — it’s that easy!
Become a Champion! Champions are teams (or individuals) who work on behalf of nonprofits to get them donations. Sign up under a nonprofit who has already registered and set up your fundraising page.
Donate. That one is pretty obvious.
To find out more about Give OUT Day, visit www.giveoutday.org.
Join Brandi Carlile as Sweet partners with Brandi’s Looking Out Foundation and the Puerto Vallarta Rotary Club to feed hungry families who make their living salvaging at the local dump.
Colonia Magisterio is the community surrounding the Puerto Vallarta garbage dump. Approximately 80 families live at the dump and earn a very meager living sorting through the trash pulling out recyclables and items of little value to be sold to recyclers and scrap dealers. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Brandi Carlile, Hard Rock Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Sweet community service
In partnership with local community organizations, particularly the Rotary Club, Sweet is proud to present the following community service projects for our Hard Rock Vallarta Resort, April 7-14, 2013. To participate, you must be a registered Sweet guest.
Don’t want to leave the pool, but you want to help? Donations of cash or wish list items are always welcome.
PUERTO VALLARTA LUNCH AND MUSIC PROGRAM
Join Brandi Carlile as Sweet partners with Brandi’s Looking Out Foundation and the Puerto Vallarta Rotary Club to feed hungry families who make their living salvaging at the local dump and enjoy a concert by the UNIVA children’s music program.
See details and wish list
VOLCANES GARDENING PROJECT
Sweet will landscape and improve the school grounds by removing small rocks, laying mulch and planting shrubs, flowers and plants purchased from local businesses from the money Sweeties donate to this wonderful community project.
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Tags: Community Service, Sweet Hard Rock Vallarta
Get ready for a wide array of totally Sweet adventures in Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding areas. Book now as these tours will fill up.
PUERTO VALLARTA CITY AND SHOPPING TOUR
Tuesday, April 9, 10am
Meet in Lobby
Cost: $45 per person
Duration: 4.5 hours
Book this excursion
Join us on an exclusive Sweet trip to downtown Puerto Vallarta by luxury coach. Your friendly guide will keep you well informed and entertained along the way as she points out places of interest and learn local bargaining customs. You´ll visit the main square, the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and even have free time to explore in Vallarta´s Gay and Lesbian business district. You’ll return to the resort in time for a late lunch. Bottled water will be provided. Gratuities not included. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Sweet excursions, Sweet Hard Rock Vallarta
Whoo hoo! It’s time to pack. The weather promises to be in the mid-60s to low-80s for our week.
Here’s a list of things you don’t want to forget:
• Toiletries: Razor, lotion, make up (or not), hair ties, toothbrush, toothpaste, topsy tail, hair brush, mousse, gel, Advil, Extenze, tampons / pads, Q-Tips, etc.
• Hairdryer: The resort provides a pretty good one, but if you’re picky about your ‘do, bring your own.
• Shorts: Cargo shorts — check! Camo shorts — check! Bermuda shorts — check! Board shorts — check! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, then you don’t need my help packing.
• Tank tops / T-shirts: Like you’d ever forget those.
• Sun dresses: These are optional. If you’re a sundress person, you’ll want to pack some. Read the rest of this entry »
Ah, it’s fabulous February, the tiny, but mighty month when you can book 2014 Sweet resorts at the lowest prices you’ll ever see plus were piling on the savings for BFFs and serial Sweeties.
Here’s how it works:
• Choose your Sweet resort or resorts:
— Hard Rock Vallarta Resort, April 7-14, 2013
— Sweet Playacar Resort, September 21-28, 2013
— Sweet Cozumel Palace Resort, May 11-18, 2014 — 12 months to pay!
— Sweet Isla Mujeres Resort, September 28-October 5, 2014 — 18 months to pay!
• Book one resort room at full price double occupancy (any room).
• Receive a second superior ocean view junior suite for $1,999 (for the whole room). Yeah, you read that right. Share the savings with your friends or book two Sweet resorts for yourself.
Already booked a Sweet resort? Double down on Sweet in 2013 or 2014 for $1,999 per ocean view junior suite this month only.
Yes, if you want to upgrade your $1,999 second room, we can do that for an additional charge. No worries.
Call Julie at 877.793.3830 or email her at [email protected] to reserve your room today.
Offer cannot be combined with any other currently valid offers. Second room offer cannot be combined with any other group booking perks. $250 per person non-refundable deposit required with each reservation. Offers end February 28, 2013, at 11:59pm.