24 Jul Local Food Drive Collects Over 5,670 Food Items and Donations of Nearly $5,500 from Protravel International
For the Fifth Consecutive Year, Protravel Locations Collected Food, Volunteered at Food Banks and Donated Cash to Combat Hunger in Each Community
New York, NY (July 24, 2017) — Today, Protravel International, headquartered in New York City, announced that nearly 1,000 travel agents and employees came to the aid of local food banks by contributing 5,674 food items, raising nearly $5,500 in monetary donations companywide, and 77 agents and employees volunteering their time at local food relief and community centers. The collective effort organized by Protravel’s parent company was called the “Day of Giving.” On July 13, Protravel’s branch offices throughout the United States and United Kingdom joined in Travel Leaders Group’s effort to help end hunger.
“Hunger is a universal issue and it is heartbreaking to see that families cannot feed their children, in our own communities, so everyone at Protravel was eager to help replenish depleted food banks during the summer months,” said Gail Grimmett, President of Protravel International. “Supporting many humanitarian efforts and giving back to the community has always been an essential part of our company’s culture. Our employees and agents selflessly volunteered their time, generously donated needed food items, and offered financial support to our local food banks. We hope our actions will inspire our neighbors to give back to their communities as well.”
As part of its 2017 Day of Giving, Protravel agents and employees committed to support food relief and community centers in the following locations:
- Protravel in Manhattan, NY – NY Common Pantry
- Protravel in Beverly Hills, CA – Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
- Protravel in Ada, MI – Kids’ Food Basket
- Protravel in Boca Raton, FL – Boca Helping Hands
- Protravel in Boston, MA – Newton Food Pantry
- Protravel in Chicago, IL – Lakeview Pantry
- Protravel in Encino, CA – San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission and West Valley Food Pantry
- Protravel in Harrison, NY – Harrison Food Pantry
- Protravel in Miami, FL – Church of Saint Martha
- Protravel in Palm Desert, CA – Martha’s Village & Kitchen
- Protravel in Roseland, NJ – Caldwell, New Jersey Food Pantries
- Protravel in San Diego, CA – Mama’s Kitchen
- Protravel in Scottsdale, AZ – Vista del Camino Food Bank
- Protravel in Sierra Madre, CA (formerly in Pasadena, CA) – Food Bank of Southern California
- Protravel in Syosset, NY – Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank
- Protravel in Woodmere, NY – Jewish Community Center Greater Five Towns
- Protravel in London, United Kingdom – Centrepoint
Protravel International’s participation contributed to the concerted effort of Travel Leaders Group’s “Day of Giving” on July 13, 2017, which ultimately collected 16,999 food items and $78,400 donations. Approximately 412 Travel Leaders Group employees and travel agents volunteered time with local food banks in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.
With an award-winning reputation, Protravel International is a recognized leader in luxury and corporate travel. Protravel was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in New York City. With annual sales reaching close to $1 billion last year, it has grown into 20 locations throughout the United States and UK, in addition to a network of hosted agents throughout the U.S.
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About Protravel International LLC:
Protravel International LLC is a Travel Leaders Group company. Founded in 1984, Protravel International LLC is a full-service, dynamic travel company with an award-winning reputation. With annual sales reaching close to $1 billion, Protravel is headquartered in New York City and supports 20 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S. Today, approximately 1,000 people make up the Protravel organization. Our expertise in destination, international faring and competitive products – coupled with our superior network of contacts in the airline, hotel, cruise and hospitality industry – makes Protravel one of the most powerful selling forces in the travel industry.
Protravel’s diversity of products, size of annual sales and nationally recognized stature permits them to leverage these strengths to bring the most competitive pricing and aggressive negotiations for our highly diverse client base. It is a company-wide commitment to search for the best possible travel options for our customers. Travel arrangements are personally tailored to take optimum advantage of the most up to the minute changes in the industry.
For many years, a dedicated team has guided Protravel with innovative ideas and skills. By incorporating the latest technologies and carefully monitoring industry developments, the finest products and highest levels of service are maintained. The continued success of Protravel is a testament to our sound operation and well-planned development.