04 Aug Irving, TX-based Nexion Donates More Than $20,000 and Over 400 Meals to Support the North Texas Food Bank
Nexion, and its sister company Nexion Canada, joined with travel agencies and travel agents throughout North America in Travel Leaders Group’s Day of Giving.
Irving, TX (August 4, 2017) – Today, Nexion®, which is headquartered in Irving, TX, is proud to announce that its employees, travel agents and suppliers – combined with an executive monetary donation match – recently raised over $20,000 and collected more than 400 meals worth of food for the North Texas Food Bank. The donations will benefit the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors in 13 counties throughout North Texas represented by the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas, TX, as well as supporting local food banks throughout the United States and Canada where Nexion also has employees.
In addition to the donated food items and monetary contributions, Nexion employees and member travel agents participated in a variety of volunteer efforts, totaling over 150 hours. The philanthropic initiative was part of a larger “Day of Giving” effort in which Nexion and Nexion Canada joined with other Travel Leaders Group travel agencies and travel agents throughout North America, on July 13, in a concentrated effort to reduce hunger. Nexion is the travel industry’s premier host travel agency and a Travel Leaders Group company.
“Nexion understands that part of being a good corporate citizen means supporting the communities where we do business,” said Jackie Friedman, CTC, CTIE, President of Nexion. “Food insecurity is something that happens far too often, especially in the summer when children are out of school. We are happy to do our part in making Texas a better place through our Day of Giving, and hope that we can inspire others to work toward ending hunger, as well. I am so proud of all our employees for their efforts, and grateful to our members and suppliers who helped us in this charitable initiative.”
Throughout Travel Leaders Group, the combined Day of Giving efforts led to the collection of 17,000 food items. Additionally, over 400 Travel Leaders Group employees and travel agents volunteered with local food banks and contributed over $78,000 to Feeding America and local food banks.
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As a branch of Tzell Travel Group (a Travel Leaders Group company), Nexion® is a fully licensed, bonded and accredited host agency, where members have focused on selling travel since 1995. Nexion provides ticketing, operations and fulfillment support to independent travel professionals coupled with best-in-class tools, technology, marketing, education and support. Nexion is the complete host agency for multi-agent agencies, corporate agencies, experienced agents and those new to the industry.