The Collette Foundation Announces Its Plan to Support Relief Efforts in Christchurch, New Zealand03/01/2011 - Pawtucket, Rhode Island… The Collette Foundation announces its plan to support relief efforts in Christchurch, New Zealand through the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army’s earthquake response program is currently working to help those affected by the earthquake that hit downtown Christchurch, devastating the city center and leaving thousands without shelter, water and other major necessities. To support these efforts and its vendors, partners and friends in New Zealand, The Collette Foundation will be making a donation of $15,000 USD.
“Many of our employees have reached out looking for a way to help,” says Daniel Sullivan, Jr., Collette Vacations’ President and CEO. “This beautiful part of the world has given us so much.”
Collette will also match any donations made through the Collette Foundation - up to $15,000. Visit www.collettefoundation.org for more information on how to donate by check or online. As always 100% of the funds will go to those in need and all donations are tax deductible.
Adds Sullivan, “It is important at times like these for the travel community to come together.”
The Collette Foundation is a certified 501c3 non-operating foundation that connects Collette’s employees, partners, travelers and global communities in a shared mission to improve the quality of life for children in the worldwide destinations which Collette explores. Since its inception in 2007, new project sites are continuously added and each is managed by employee volunteers. With Tibet, India, Kenya, Canada, New England, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Ireland among the existing project sites, the Foundation spreads its promise to help children by impacting the communities in which they reside – one project…and one child at a time.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over 90 years, Collette’s team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams - offering 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Tours range from small group tours, family vacations, educational travel, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.