Fundraiser Will Award Free Caribbean Cruise and Support Housing Initiative for Lee County Homeless Women

November 28, 2018

Our fundraising initiative, which is being supported by All Aboard Travel, will help raise valuable funds to further our cause

All Aboard Travel and Angel Wings of SW Florida Team Up to Serve Those in Need


Fort Myers, Fla. (November 28, 2018) —All Aboard Travel and Angel Wings of SW Florida, Inc. have teamed up to support area homeless women through a fundraiser that will award a free week-long Caribbean cruise. Angel Wings of SW Florida is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit launched earlier this year to address the housing needs of homeless single women in Southwest Florida who do not qualify for other programs. All Aboard Travel is a premier cruise and tour package travel agency that has been based in Fort Myers for the past 30 years.


“There are homeless women in our area who are falling through the cracks,” said Dr. Helen Gierke, President of Angel Wings of SW Florida. “While there are shelters in place for women with children, those battling addiction and those fleeing domestic abuse, no shelter exists in Lee County to house women who don’t fall into one of those categories and whose life circumstances have rendered them homeless. Our aim with Angel Wings is to purchase housing and partner with local support organizations to provide these women with a safe place to live while they get back on their feet.” Gierke added, “Our fundraising initiative, which is being supported by All Aboard Travel, will help raise valuable funds to further our cause.”


Added Sharon Concepcion, Vice President of Leisure Operations for All Aboard Travel, “Fort Myers has been home to All Aboard Travel for more than three decades and we are thrilled to be supporting Helen and the Angel Wings team in this remarkable initiative that will provide such critically needed support within our community.”


The cruise raffle features the opportunity to win a six to eight-night Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean International, along with a $300 onboard credit. Tickets are $25 each and only 1,000 tickets in total will be sold. The winner will be determined via a drawing on March 2, 2019. Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Angel Wings website at or by calling 239.898.0945 or emailing


“Cruising is hugely popular among residents of Southwest Florida and this is a terrific opportunity to support a truly extraordinary cause,” said Concepcion. “We join with Angel Wings of SW Florida in calling on the local community to participate in this chance to win a fabulous vacation while supporting our neighbors in need.”



Angel Wings of SW Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to provide shelter and safety to single women without dependent children in Lee County who find themselves homeless and are ineligible for existing shelter programs. Most often these women are between 45 and 65 years of age. The organization’s goal is to provide housing in two stages. First, women will be provided an initial home to offer immediate shelter and safety along with referrals to appropriate services. Once employment is secured, they will transition to homes at minimal rent, enabling them to save for independent living.


All Aboard Travel is a premier cruise and tour package travel agency dedicated to providing clients with the best value when traveling to destinations all over the world. All Aboard Travel offers exclusive valued cruise and land packages. All Aboard Travel has been in business for more than 30 years and is based in Fort Myers, Florida. It is part of Travel Leaders Group, which is one of the largest travel agency companies in North America with more than 7,000 locations. For more information on booking a vacation through All Aboard Travel, please call 800.741.1770, email or visit

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