Summer Values – Americas

We’re offering a variety of opportunities to enhance your experience away from home and to leave a lasting impression on the community you’re visiting. Click on a destination below or scroll down to view the list of initiatives available at each of our properties in the Americas.  These opportunities are available from May 15 to September 5, 2011.  For more information about a specific initiative or to make a booking, please contact the Hotel directly.

 

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Help the homeless families of Atlanta’s Children’s Shelter by donating gifts from their “Wish Lists.”

Donations can be made through the Concierge at any time during your stay. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Prepare and serve meals at Caritas of Austin, a not-for-profit that provides housing, food, education and employment services to those in need.

This activity is available in the morning from Monday to Friday. Participants must be 13 years of age or older.  Other opportunities are available.  Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Start a new chapter of giving by donating new or gently used books to local charities. Guests can even leave a personal message for the next reader.

Donations are accepted daily. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires

Serve a meal and spend time at Fundacion Cor to help children coping with a parent living with HIV.

This activity is available daily.  Advance arrangements are required. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Carmelo

Guests are invited to prepare a traditional meal with a Resort chef before bringing the food to a local shelter to share with underprivileged children.

This activity is available daily from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Shop for a cause while you shop Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile. Pick-up a toy at Disney, Galt Toys, American Girl Place or the Lego Store. Our Front Desk will collect donated items as part of our summer toy drive to help the patients at Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Donations are welcome daily. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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The Ritz-Carlton Chicago A Four Seasons Hotel

Shop for a cause while you shop Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile. Pick-up a toy at Disney, Galt Toys, American Girl Place or the Lego Store. Our Front Desk will collect donated items as part of our summer toy drive to help the patients at Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Donations are welcome daily. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Visit a school classroom and spend some time with local students. Guests are invited to volunteer with Peninsula Papagayo and can read stories in English or interact with children during their arts and crafts classes.

This activity is available by appointment and advance arrangements are required.  A $200 USD minimum donation is recommended.  Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas

Build a birdhouse and help bring native bird species back to the area as part of a project in partnership with the Texas Trees Foundation.  The Resort is placing several hundred birdhouses throughout its two golf courses to provide shelter and encourage the nesting of native bird species.

This activity requires adult supervision for children under age 12 and is available June 1 through September 30, 2011 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Denver

Volunteer with the Downtown Denver Partnership and help out at a festival or cultural event.  The Hotel will pair guests’ interests and skills with an appropriate project to ensure Denver remains a vibrant destination.

This opportunity is available by appointment. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Join the Resort in its drive to plant 500,000 native koa trees, the beautiful and prized hardwood of Hawai’i. Guests can meet with a representative of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods at the on-site learning center to learn about the project and to assist with planting.

This activity is available twice a week. Guests are asked to provide a $40 to $60 USD donation for each seedling planted. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay

Join us in volunteering to help care for local animals at the Lāna‘i Animal Rescue Center, a local organisation focused on assisting all types of animals in need. Volunteer activities range from “Pet & Purr” cat socialisation, painting kitty condos and general upkeep.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Resort Lana’i the Lodge at Koele

Join us in volunteering to help care for local animals at the Lāna‘i Animal Rescue Center, a local organisation focused on assisting all types of animals in need. Volunteer activities range from “Pet & Purr” cat socialisation, painting kitty condos and general upkeep.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Resort Maui

Assist in the restoration of Ko’ie’ie Fishpond. Ao‘ao O Na Loko I‘a O Maui’s staff and volunteers will be on-site offering background information about the importance of the Ko‘ie‘ie Fishpond to the local community.

This activity is available on the second and last Saturday of every month from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The Resort also offers several other community building opportunities. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Through our partnership with the Star of Hope Mission, guests are invited to take part in several volunteering activities which include serving meals, joining in learning activities for children, and organising donation items.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Join the TreeFight and help preserve the Whitebark Pines of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. These trees have been devastated by the mountain pine beetle and TreeFight is a scientific experiment designed to protect the trees. Organised groups of volunteers will hike through the forest, treating affected trees.

Hikes are scheduled once per week. Advance arrangements are required. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

Spend some time at Three Square, Las Vegas’ primary food hub and help some children in need. Participants can take part in service programmes designed to feed hungry children in the Las Vegas Valley.

This activity is available by appointment. Children must be 10 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. Additional activities are available. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles

Go planting with Tree People, an organisation created to inspire people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment.  Guests can spend a few morning hours planting trees in and around Los Angeles.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel

Work with at-risk girls during a mini-mentoring session to develop social skills essential to building self-confidence for overall success in life. Our partner, Crown Jewel Club, is a non-profit organisation empowering adolescent women in the local community.

This activity is available by appointment. Seven-day advance notice is required. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Guests are invited to sponsor a box of fresh, whole fruit that will be delivered to Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank to serve underprivileged families in the community.

Donations are accepted daily. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Mexico, D.F.

Plant a tree in the Hotel courtyard and participate in the “Plant a Seed Program.”  Each tree will be cared for until it can be moved to a public park.

Planting events take place on Wednesdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm. A seeder kit will be provided for a minimum fee of $20 USD. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Help restore the native canopy at the City of Miami Park by volunteering with Hands on Miami, a community organisation that strives to make the city a better place to live and work.  Guests are invited to plant trees and assist with the maintenance of this beautiful greenway along the shore.

This activity is available on the weekends by appointment.  A minimum donation of $50 USD per person is recommended. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Assist the Nevis Turtle Group with their volunteer efforts during the summer sea turtle nesting season. For a $50 USD donation, you can provide critical supplies or attend a Nighttime Turtle Vigil Walk on nearby moonlit Lover’s Beach.

Beach walks are held weekly. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel New York

It’s not just a walk in the park in New York. With the Pitch n Pick-up programme, guests can help pick up litter while learning about on-going efforts to preserve America’s first – and grandest urban public space.

Walks are held daily based on Visitor Centre hours. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

Experience more than sun, sand and surf during your stay in Palm Beach. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and participate in tree planting and painting activities between Lake Worth and Jupiter.

This activity is available by appointment Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Volunteers are given the opportunity to support our neighborhood Ecumenical Hunger Program by sorting canned goods, produce or donated clothing. This program supports local families in need. Palo Alto-based CANOPY also provides volunteers the ability to assist with park beautification and tree planting. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia

In a city filled with art and culture, there’s no better way to give back to the community than to spend time assisting various departments at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Free Library.

Volunteers are welcome any day of the week. Activity dates and times vary by the cultural institution selected. Children who wish to participate must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Mexico

Bring a backpack filled with essential school supplies for local school children in need. Notebooks, binders, pens, pencils and art supplies are most appreciated.

Donations are welcome daily. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Donations will be accepted for The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco’s Riley Centre which offers safe and confidential services for women in abusive relationships, and their children.

Donations are welcome daily. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara

Spend a few hours harvesting and packing oranges, avocados and other seasonal fruit on gorgeous local estates and farms to assist the Backyard Bounty group with their mission to provide under-utilised produce to area residents in need.

Harvesting times vary and take place four to five days a week including evenings and weekends. This activity is available by appointment and open to guests aged 7 and up (with parental supervision). Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Get to know the Sonoran Desert by volunteering with Friends of Pinnacle Peak Park, an organisation working to conserve and educate the public about the fragile area. Guests can lend their efforts to various volunteer opportunities including trail maintenance and cactus planting.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.
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Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Spend some time at Pike Place Market Foundation’s Downtown Food Bank and help sort and serve food to the elderly, homeless and working poor.

This activity is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm and seven days notice is required.  Other opportunities are available.  Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

If you love dogs, then St. Louis is the city to “stay.” Help give a stray animal some much needed attention by volunteering to walk dogs at the Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Donate your new or gently-used books to be distributed to various local charities as part of a summer-long book drive.

Donations can be made daily through the Hotel’s Concierge. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Resort Vail

Vail Valley is known for its many outdoor and cultural activities throughout the summer season. You can support the local community by volunteering your time.  The Resort will work with you to pair you with a project that supports one of the many events and cultural activities happening in Vail.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Even a little time goes a long way in Vancouver. Guests are invited to spend an afternoon volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission serving food or sorting donations.

This activity is available by appointment. Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.  Several other opportunities are available.  Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.

Give a few local kids a helping hand by donating school supplies or funds to the nationally recognised SEED School of Washington, D.C., an inner city school programme.

Donations are accepted daily from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please contact the Hotel directly for details and arrangements.

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Four Seasons Resort Whistler

Bond with one of man’s best friends at the Whistler Animal Shelter. Guests can walk dogs or assist with a number of other activities within the shelter.

This activity is available by appointment. Please contact the Resort directly for details and arrangements.

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