WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITIES
World Travel Holdings and its employees proudly sponsors Make-A-Wish® and have come together to raise awareness and money for the organization — raising more than $100,000 each year since its inception to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Here are some fundraising highlights …
- Kicked-off the sponsorship in July 2011 through a promotion with our CruisesOnly® brand
- Workplace giving through employee donations and local office fundraising events
- Make-A-Wish is the Dream Vacations and CruiseOne National Conference “Charity of Choice” and it raises money annually through raffles, special events, a silent auction and donations
Maura, 18 – autoimmune disorder
“I wish to have a shopping spree”
Maura is a vibrant girl who loves to hang out with her friends, her dog named Ruby, watch TV and drive around in her car. Maura’s favorites:
- Show: Greys Anatomy
- Color: black
- Restaurant: Chick-Fil-A
- Food: hibachi
Victoria, 7 – leukemia
“I wish to go on a staycation in Florida”
Victoria loves to dance, she has 2 dogs, and is considered very shy but loves to be around people. Victoria’s favorites:
- Hobby: dancing and watching dancing videos
- Foods: cheese, popcorn, chips
- Drink: chocolate milk
- Color: purple
OUR SHARED VALUES
Provides happy moments and special memories for families and friends.
Provides hope, strength and joy along with lasting memories for every wish child, family and volunteer.
A national presence with travel agents in communities across the country.
A national organization with 58 chapters serving every community in the U.S.
Committed to providing customers a remarkable experience.
Committed to providing quality and unique wish experiences for the children we serve.
A DAY TO GIVE BACK
The same passion we have for our customers and our employees extends into the communities in which we work and play. We not only believe it, we live it — we give our employees one paid day per year to be used to volunteer at a nonprofit organization of their choice.
“The paid Volunteer Day is an amazing benefit! It allows us the opportunity to spend the day helping others and building relationships with the many Volunteer communities that benefit our local area. Volunteering in my community, even for a day, gives me a sense of usefulness, satisfaction in helping those less fortunate and I get to rack up the good karma points.”
– Amanda Pappert, Talent Development Support Specialist, Works at Home, Employee since 2009
World Travel Holdings was named Corporation of the Year (2016-2017) by Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida.
“Since 2011, World Travel Holdings has partnered with Make-A-Wish to add smiles to wish kids’ faces. With more than 75% of wishes involving travel, we could not be more thankful for the support World Travel Holdings provides to help make wishes come true. It allows us to keep asking the question, “If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?”
– Norm Wedderburn, President & CEO
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida
“More than 70 percent of the wishes that Make-A-Wish grants involve travel, and nearly 700 of these are cruise wishes. So, it only makes sense that CruisesOnly and World Travel Holdings should join forces with Make-A-Wish and support our wish-granting efforts.”
– James, father of wish child Hunter