Published on January 7th, 2011 | by Charu Suri5
Cincinnati’s Weller Haus Bed & Breakfast Gives Free Stays to Unemployed
The economy has hit everyone hard, and although there are stories of it being on the rebound, the fact remains that so many Americans sleep with memories of their pink slip under their pillow at night.
There is, however, solace in the fact that some kindly institutions, like Cincinnati's Weller Haus Bed & Breakfast, are offering free packages and pampering two-night stays to those who have been unemployed for the past year. The idea is to energize, indulge and pamper them a little so they can continue their job search process without feeling too discouraged.
"Times are tough everywhere," says Leanne Saylor, owner of Weller Haus Bed and Breakfast. "Ohio has been one of the hardest hit areas, and I just wanted to do the right thing."
The “Get Me Away From My Life” packages will be offered in the middle of the work week to a dozen unemployed couples for 2011 (one per month). Each package will offer different perks, but all will include a two-night stay at the B&B and a full breakfast each day. Local businesses will contribute to the package as well, so you can expect welcome indulgences like restaurant gift cards, massages and tickets to local attractions or discounts.
"I had read about another property that had done something similar in 2009," says Saylor. She is referring to Vermont's Rabbit Hill Inn, which offered a similar promotion when the recession's impact on unemployment was distinctly palpable. Rabbit Hill Inn is offering the same promotion in 2010.
Since Saylor put out the press release on January 2nd, she's received 15 letters but hopes the word will spread.
In order to be chosen, you should have been unemployed for the last 12 months and be willing to share how it happened and how it has affected you or your family. Entries should be sent via email or snail mail to:
Weller Haus Bed and Breakfast/ Get Me Away
319 Poplar Street
Bellevue, KY 41073
Please limit answers to one page and include previous employer information.
- Reported by Charu Suri