One of our local Holiday Inn hotels hosted a cool event yesterday for participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. They gave us access to their 6th floor rooftop pool, showed us a movie in their theater room, and provided hamburgers and fries. (And these were delicious burgers--huge, and complete with bacon!) Everything was free of charge.
It was a really fun, relaxing event. The general manager doesn't work Sundays, but stopped by the hotel to say hello to us. He informed us they'll be hosting this event every Sunday until the hot weather is gone (several months for us!) Little Sis and I are planning to go again in two weeks, and hopefully several other times this summer.
This type of event doesn't give a company lots of positive press. Holiday Inn just wants to use their resources to give kids fun, memorable experiences with their mentors. I'm touched and impressed.