Airbnb's Campaign for Acceptance Is Simply Beautiful [VIDEO]

Acceptance starts with all of us

Feb 27, 2017

As far as startups go, the concept of Airbnb's community-based apartment-sharing platform leads the pack when it comes to ideas for highly successful ways to bring a communal aspect to travelling and helping one another on a global scale. At the end of the day, learning from one another's cultures, ways of life, and values are inherently based in our living spaces.

Airbnb has been a game-changing aspect at the heart of collectively learning how to share our most intimate personal spaces with complete strangers - and at our own request! At the core of its most recent #weaccept campaign is the message that the more we get to know each other, the better apt we are to accept one another's similarities and differences - no matter what they are. Starting with refugees, disaster survivors, and relief workers, the company hopes to provide short-term housing for 100,000 people in need over the next five years. In addition Airbnb has vowed to contribute $4 million over the course of four years to the International Rescue Committee to support the most critical needs of displaced populations globally.

Acceptance is a conscious act that has a domino effect on the rest of the world - ultimately making it a more beautiful place. Opening one's home to the world is a comforting thought in and of itself, as well as knowing that one will always have a place to stay with welcoming faces and open arms. Airbnb knows the power of its presence and is using it to further open people's eyes to the true, unconditional good that comes from widening one's own circle and letting people in.

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ELIANNA BAR-EL, CONTRIBUTOR
Elianna has a background in English literature and psychology and works as an editor and freelance wardrobe stylist. She writes on travel, fashion, food and inspiring people.

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