Washington hotels donate getaway packages to support students and literacy programs in local communities.
(Dec. 1, 2015) Dozens of hotels across Washington state have donated getaway packages to support local students through The Seattle Times Newspapers in Education program. The packages will be auctioned online from Dec. 4 to Dec. 14 as part of the tenth annual Bids & Beds charity auction. Proceeds from the donated hotel packages will be used to enhance literacy and learning in local communities.
The award-winning Newspapers in Education (NIE) program provides free electronic newspapers and lesson plans to classrooms from kindergarten through college. Participating classrooms and educators receive daily emailed lesson plans, engaging in-paper content, weekly serial stories and award-winning curricula that meets Common Core and Washington State K–12 Learning Standards. NIE also offers relevant, real-world learning opportunities, trainings and workshops for educators.
Bids & Beds is made possible with generous donations from more than 100 Washington hotels. The Washington Lodging Association, Seattle Hotel Association, Visit Seattle and Marriott are sponsors of the auction.
View the generous hotel packets on biddingforgood.com/seattletimes.