DALLAS, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapCaribbean.com, the number one U.S. website dedicated to Caribbean and Mexico travel, today announced a nationwide sponsorship of Make-A-Wish, a global organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
"One of CheapCaribbean.com's core values has always been to give thanks by giving back. We see this sponsorship as an opportunity to further bless our local community and destinations we serve," said Josh Paine, CEO of CheapCaribbean.com. "While our associates have always strived to make a difference where they live and work, this gives us the reach to make an even bigger impact."
This is the first national cause-related sponsorship the travel company has supported. All three of CheapCaribbean.com's offices in Dallas, Doylestown, Pa., and Phoenix will work with local Make-A-Wish chapters to grant travel wishes for children and their families. The company will also donate travel packages as auction items for fundraising events and make a minimum donation of $50,000 to the charity.
"Since we opened our doors, we have made service a part of who we are and what we stand for," said Paine. "We want our customers to not just be aware of our efforts, but also get involved and help make children's wishes come true."
In the coming months, CheapCaribbean.com will share opportunities for customers and business partners to get involved, starting with the opportunity to add donations to Make-A-Wish during the booking process or make a direct donation at http://www.cheapcaribbean.com/attractions.jsp?attID=220.
"We are happy to have CheapCaribbean.com and its associates join us in granting the wishes of these courageous children." said David A. Williams, president and chief executive officer of Make-A-Wish America. "This gives children the opportunity to explore the beach and the ocean while spending quality time with their families. We are excited to work with CheapCaribbean.com to help children make their wishes come true."
More information about the sponsorships and ways to get involved can be found at http://www.cheapcaribbean.com/attractions.jsp?attID=220.
CheapCaribbean.com is the number one U.S. provider of beach vacations dedicated to the Caribbean and Mexico. For more than a decade, CheapCaribbean.com has been recognized as the authority in Caribbean and Mexico vacations by providing dream vacations at a real value for more than two million customers. Visitors to the newly redesigned CheapCaribbean.com can find the best deals on vacation packages, browse resort offerings and read extensive customer reviews. CheapCaribbean.com employs more than 250 associates with offices in Dallas as well as call centers in Phoenix and outside of Philadelphia.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed say a wish come true can affect their health outcomes. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States, its territories and in 47 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes. It has granted more than 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.