28 Nov CruCon® Cruise Outlet Encourages Local Businesses to Give Back This Holiday Season
The company has contributed more than $1.3M in charitable donations for 2017
Moultonborough, NH (November 28, 2017) – New Hampshire-based CruCon® Cruise Outlet is encouraging area businesses to give back this holiday season through charitable donations. CruCon Cruise Outlet, under the leadership of Sandy Cleary, which has grown into one of the largest sellers of cruises, gave more than $1.3 million in charitable donations throughout 2017. The company has especially focused on causes that directly impact youth and families of New Hampshire.
“Businesses are the very pillars of the community and have the responsibility to reach out beyond their walls to enrich the environment and people around them. We want our local companies to do just that around the holiday season and beyond,” said Sandy Cleary, Founder of CruCon Cruise Outlet. “We are always looking outside the business to our communities to find ways to ensure that they are supported and strengthened. Whether that means participating in holiday food drives, hiring local for jobs, providing financial support to your favorite charity or donating your time, we can all look within ourselves to find ways to give back this holiday season.”
Recently, CruCon Cruise Outlet generously pledged a total of more than $1 million dollars to support multiple New Hampshire organizations as they strive to continue enriching the lives of youth. Recipients include: The Boys & Girls Club of Laconia for facility improvements, Sandwich Children’s Center towards renovations, Granite State Children’s Alliance for expansion of services, Girls Incorporated of Nashua for expansion and refurbishment, SEE Science Center of Manchester for development of new exhibits, the Monarch School of New England for growth to support more students with special needs, New Hampshire Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) that supports of neglected and abused children, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD) which supports every child’s health needs regardless of their ability to pay, and the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction which raises funds to directly support needy families and children within the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
“CruCon’s leadership recognized that Lakes Region kids need a safe place to go when they are not in school – a place that offers hot meals, homework assistance, mentoring, leadership development, art, fitness activities and many more life-changing opportunities. CruCon helped create such a place at the Boys & Girls Club, and we are very grateful for their investment in Lakes Region kids,” said Chris Emond, Executive Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire.
“There is no doubt that the support CASA of NH receives from CruCon continues to change the lives of children throughout New Hampshire. When Sandra Cleary and her amazing team take something on they are ‘all in.’ As the need for CASA’s services grows rapidly statewide, we know that their generous investment in the lives of abused children and youth will have an impact that will echo through future generations. Together we are breaking the cycle of child abuse and working to ensure that all children have a future full of promise,” said Marty Sink, President and CEO of CASA of New Hampshire.
“Support received by wonderful community partners like CruCon Cruise Outlet make a huge impact for our young patients at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Resources from our philanthropic partners allows us to continue our great mission in providing the best care possible for every child, no matter their ability or inability to pay for the services they so greatly need,” said Natalie Martinez-Harrison, CHAD Community Relations Manager.
“Small donations of money or time can make a big difference to local charities and it’s a great way to engage your employees in the community and is great for team building,” said CruCon’s Cleary. “Our door is open to local business interested in finding out more or joining us in these efforts.”
Founded in 1997, CruCon Cruise Outlet is a full-service North American cruise travel agency working with guests from across the world. With its headquarters in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, the company sends over 100,000 people on cruises every year.
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About CruCon Cruise Outlet
CruCon Cruise Outlet is part of Travel Leaders Group – North America’s largest travel agency organization with annual sales of approximately $21 billion. In business for nearly 20 years, CruCon is a fully staffed cruise agency with certified cruise specialists who are all under one roof. Honors include Royal Caribbean’s Chairman’s Award, Celebrity Cruise’s Chairman’s Award and Norwegian Cruise Line President’s Club Elite Agency of the Year. CruCon has also been voted “Best” for seven years by Travelzoo, and holds memberships with prestigious organizations such as Cruise Lines International Association and American Society of Travel Agents.