Hotel guests get luxury upgrade for volunteering at local nonprofits

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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. Called the 'Do Good,…

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