ORLANDO, FLA. (February 2, 2018) – Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, announced that in 2017, the company and its team members contributed $1.2 million to local and nationally recognized charities in communities where their resorts are located. More than $928,000 in cash was provided by the company, its vendor partners, team members and guests through fundraising and corporate donations supporting the immense efforts of groups including Give Kids The World, Easter Seals, Christel House and Special Olympics.
“We are committed to supporting these incredible organizations that help to make the communities we share such a great place to live, work and visit,” said Tom Nelson, President and CEO of Orange Lake Resorts. “I am so proud of our team’s generosity and charitable efforts this past year. Through our company-wide Heart Travels community support program we were able to increase our 2017 overall giving by $360,000.”
Team members across the company’s 26 resorts volunteered 2,106 hours of community service, collected 7,876 pounds of food and donated 6,205 toys to support non-profits in their communities. Holiday Inn Club Vacations team member volunteer hours equate to nearly $50,000 of in-kind support. Additionally, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations brand supported a new effort in 2017, The Hope In One Golf Tournament benefitting Give Kids The World. As the title sponsor and organizer, the event raised $236,250.
About Orange Lake Resorts
Orange Lake Resorts encompasses 26 resorts and 7,400 villas in the U.S., with more than 340,000 timeshare owners and 4,500 employees.
Orange Lake Resorts, a leader within the vacation ownership industry with more than three decades of proven success, operates the Holiday Inn Club®. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand was created in 2008 through a strategic alliance with IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. The Holiday Inn Club Vacations flagship property in Orlando, Fla., located next to the Walt Disney World® Resort, was established in 1982 by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson. The timeshare brand includes 26 resorts across 13 states. For more information on Holiday Inn Club Vacations or to book reservations, visit hiclubvacations.com. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/hiclubvacations or Twitter at twitter.com/hiclubvacations.