AVC Starts Toy Donation Program

America's Vacation Center/American Express Travel today announced that it has established a program for consumers and travel agents to donate thousands of toys to the Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season. Last year, Toys for Tots delivered 18.4 million toys to 7.5 million children. With 13 million children living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, this year's need is greater than ever. AVC, [www.AmericasVacationCenter.com], will donate one toy for each cruise or vacation package booked through AVC from December 7 to December 20, 2006. AVC also announced that its affiliated professional travel agents can donate any amount of their "AVC Rewards" points to the Toys for Tots Foundation, and AVC will take the monetary value of the points to purchase and donate toys. AVC agents can earn points and rewards for commission revenue, repeat customer bookings, completing training courses and more.

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