IGLTA Foundation Projects Make Big Impact in One-Day Volunteer Blitz
More than 50 volunteers clean city park, help hungry, and transform school in Chicago
On May 14, 2013 the IGLTA Foundation hosted a volunteer day to support three Chicago organizations, providing attendees from the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association’s 30th Annual Global Convention with a meaningful opportunity to give back to the local community. Over 50 volunteers joined the activities with significant accomplishments:
- Packaged over 3,600 pounds of pasta at the Greater Chicago Food Depository for distribution to those in need.
- Transformed outdoor space at the Nettelhorst Elementary School, a cooperative effort with the Nettelhorst Community Group.
- Removed litter from Columbus Park.
“It was a great day for the LGBT travel community to show their support for Chicago,” said Charlie Rounds, IGLTA Foundation Board Chair and Managing Director of Brand g Vacations.
In addition to the volunteer effort, the IGLTA Foundation made a generous financial contribution to the three organizations.
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