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NYC-based Tzell Travel Group has announced its employees have raised more than $27,000 and collected over 1,000 pounds of food to support Food Bank For New York City.
The philanthropic initiative was part of a nationwide Day of Giving in which Tzell joined other Travel Leaders Group travel agencies and travel agents throughout the United States on July 9 in a concentrated effort to reduce hunger.
Across Travel Leaders Group, the concerted Day of Giving efforts led to the collection of more than 1,600 bags of food and toiletry items, weighing in at 12,225 pounds – over six tons. In addition to the physical donations, Travel Leaders Group employees also donated their time. Approximately 340 employees and travel agents volunteered 899 hours, or more than 22 works weeks, with local food banks across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Approximately $70,000 was contributed to Feeding America and local food banks.