He who has never denied himself for the sake of giving, has but glanced at the joys of charity.– Anne Swetchine
Runway Travel Co. makes a difference by contributing to organizations that make the difference. There are several organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. It is our pleasure to support these nonprofits. Travel is a luxury many can’t afford. That’s why it is so important to us to give back.
For every booking made in March and April, Runway Travel will make a donation to UNICEF for the families fleeing Ukraine. UNICEF is on the ground in Ukraine, working around the clock from five country offices on both sides of the contact line to scale up operations to meet the mounting needs of families in crises. We’re proud to support this tremendous organization.
Jessica Griscavage – Kiva (Microfinance Company)
Kiva.org is a digital marketplace where individuals can lend as little as $25 to create opportunity for people around the world. In partnership with a global network of local lending institutions, Kiva.org provides loans for more than 3.5 million entrepreneurs and others in need around the world. They work closely with their lending partners to develop a deep understanding of the economic needs of underserved communities and to create opportunities to invest in their lives. I love how this charity is global and helps empower individuals around the globe.
Jennifer Waigand – Hawaii Wildlife Fund
We’ve taken numerous trips to Hawaii and being able to experience the unique wildlife there, on land, in the sea, and in the air, is one of the many special things about visiting the islands. The HWF helps educate visitors to respect the wildlife, because sadly not all do, as well as engage with the community to keep the islands clean and safe for all inhabitants. I’m excited to take my kids, who are big animal lovers, to Hawaii next year for the first time so they can experience this wildlife in person!
When I was in the third grade my mother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. It was very tough on everyone, but especially my mom. I saw how hard she tried to be strong for everyone. She’s my own personal super hero. This foundation is close to my heart, they not only help women learn more about breast cancer but they give hope to those who need it.
Mariah Jardine – Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Disease – Alzheimer’s is a genetic disease that causes brain cells to shrink and die. This causes a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that affects a person’s ability to function independently. My great grandmother was diagnosed at 84 and unfortunately passed from the disease at 92. Currently, there is no cure for this disease that is passed down from generation to generation.