IGLTA Foundation Launches Volunteer Day in Chicago

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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 30th Annual Global Convention will unite tourism professionals around their shared passion for world travel and create an opportunity to give something meaningful back to the convention’s host city, Chicago.

igltaOn May 4, the nonprofit IGLTA Foundation will hold its first Volunteer Day to coincide with the conference.

“Volunteering is a great way for the LGBT community to show its support for diverse communities worldwide. We hope that our hard work on May 4 will help as many Chicago residents as possible,” said Charlie Rounds, IGLTA Foundation Board Chair and Managing Director for Brand g Vacations.

Friends and family members are welcome to join the IGLTA Foundation in showing Chicago the motivation and compassion of the LGBT community. Register now for three volunteer opportunities for IGLTA convention attendees and the community at large:

•           7 am-11 am, Nettelhorst School – Help the Nettelhorst Community Group transform the school’s outdoor space for educational use.

•           7:30 am-11:30 am, City of Chicago Parks –Playground and park cleanup.

•           8:30 am-12:30 pm, Greater Chicago Food Depository – Food repackaging and sorting for distribution.

Transportation will be provided from the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, along with breakfast pastries to start each shift and box lunches at the conclusion. Additionally, volunteers may join at the project site of their choosing, but advance registration is required for all participants.

In addition to providing volunteers, the IGLTA Foundation will make a donation to each of these community groups. If you are unable to participate, please consider making a contribution to the IGLTA Foundation to support our efforts to build bridges with communities worldwide.

For more information or to register for these volunteer opportunities, please visit

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