Vacation Resorts International (VRI) and Trading Places International (TPI), providers of management and leisure services to vacation owners, hosted a 14-day fundraiser in support of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). The “Jeans Day” promotion encouraged staff at VRI and TPI to purchase tickets entitling them to wear jeans, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to TACA.
“I’m proud of our team and their generosity to such a worthwhile organization that helps families in need,” said Loren V. Gallagher, president and CEO of VRI and TPI. “This event is just another way that our employees show their ongoing commitment to the communities in which we live and work.”
VRI and TPI hold “casual for a cause” fundraisers throughout the year that benefit a variety of charitable causes. These include Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., Operation Any Soldier, Loaves and Fish Soup Kitchen in Santa Ana, California, and the Dolphin Research Center in Grass Key, Florida. Staff who participate appreciate the opportunity to give back and make a difference in their communities.
“All of us at Talk About Curing Autism are incredibly grateful to VRI and TPI for their generous support and participation in Jeans Day for Autism,” said Jonathan Birt, development coordinator for TACA. “Employees raised $1,000 to help support the 1 in 68 children living with autism. These donations mean so much to TACA and will help us continue to provide 95 percent of our programs at no cost to families.”
TACA believes in early diagnosis, intensive therapies, and medical intervention for children affected by autism. With early intervention, medical treatment unique to each person’s needs and necessary support services for families, many children can improve greatly and some can recover from their autistic symptoms.
About Vacation Resorts International
Vacation Resorts International (VRI) provides resort and homeowners’ association management services to the shared ownership industry. VRI has regional offices in Hyannis, Massachusetts; New Bern, North Carolina; and Salt Lake City, Utah; and manages more than 120 resort and club locations in North America for the approximately 200,000 families who own at VRI-managed properties. VRI has built its success as a team dedicated to “Perfecting the Art of Hospitality” for over 30 years. VRI shares its Lake Forest, California, headquarters with sister company, Trading Places International. Both are operating businesses of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG) a leading global provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences.
About Trading Places International
Trading Places International (TPI) delivers exchange, management, and other leisure services to more than 150,000 member families. With a focus on quality and value, the company offers a personal touch to the vacation owners it serves at resort and club locations in the mainland U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada. Founded in 1973, TPI shares its Lake Forest, California, headquarters with sister company, Vacation Resorts International. TPI is also an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG).
About Talk About Curing Autism
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.