Hotel guests get luxury upgrade for volunteering at local nonprofits


There are some things in life that are a luxury not everyone can afford — first class travel, penthouse suites and gym membership to name a few — but that’s not to say they can never be experienced by those on a shoestring. We recently wrote about work-trade programs that have popped up at several New York gyms, enabling cash-strapped customers to exchange volunteer work for workout sessions. Now the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington has launched an offer that gets guests involved in community projects during their stay, in return for a host of complimentary perks. Continues at