Vacation.com’s Family Bonds Foundation has collected more than $40,000 throughout 2015 to support charitable organizations, while a portion of the donated funds will also be provided to Secoure Populaire Francais to demonstrate solidarity with the French people in the wake of November’s Paris Attacks.
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The company and marketing solutions provider has earmarked a portion of the funds raised since its March introduction at Vacation.com’s 17th International Conference and Trade Show to help citizensdisplaced by war and extenuating situations.
“Given the generosity of our Vacation.com members and their desire to give back to their communities as well as the broader global community, there was overriding support for ‘giving back’ to the people of Paris through our Family Bonds Foundation,” said John Lovell, president of Vacations.com. “We are a family, and the Family Bonds Foundation taps into the desire to assist the communities served by our member agents, supplier partners and staff. It’s clear our agents are seeking meaningful and compelling ways to make a positive impact. Our donation to Secoure Populaire Francais demonstrates that commitment.”
Additionally, Vacation.com will be distributing donations to five other recipients that were nominated. A small group of parents and children are chosen annually from Vacation.com member agencies and local communities to be awarded grants. These confidential grants aid the recipients with needs such as medical bills, daycare or after-school care, school supplies, and other basic necessities.