MISSISSAUGA, ON — Canadian tour operator Collette is making a combined $50,000 contribution to efforts in response to the recent tragedy in Nepal.
A $25,000 donation has been made to Plan International towards its disaster relief efforts in Nepal. Additionally, Collette is matching employees, travellers and travel partners up to $20,000 through May 14, 2015 to relief efforts bringing the total funding to Plan International to exceed $45,000.
“We are proud to support this fantastic organization – our donation will go directly to their efforts in Nepal, creating an impact where it is most needed and most urgent,” said Nicole Diebold, Senior Manager of Corporate Giving at Collette.
“Children are particularly vulnerable in natural disasters, and making sure that their core needs – shelter, water, healthcare and essential protection mechanisms – are met will be among our immediate priorities,” said Plan International Nepal’s Country Director Mattias Bryneson. “Children may be separated from their families, they may be injured themselves, their homes may be damaged or destroyed, and they may be deeply traumatized. As we get to work assessing the needs of communities and delivering relief, meeting these needs will be among our top priorities.”
An additional $5,000 will also be donated to Tourism Cares to aid in the rebuilding of Nepal and long-term sustainability of this iconic destination.
If you’d like to donate and participate in the matching campaign, visit collettefoundation.org and write ‘Nepal Relief’ in your memo.