Pawtucket, RI— The Collette Foundation has pledged $200,000 to support humanitarian organizations on the ground in Ukraine following the decision to cease operating tours in Russia and to withdraw from all other business interests.
The $200,000 pledge will aid specific organizations on the ground to assist refugees and persons impacted by the crisis in Ukraine.
“The commitment to making the world a better place through travel has always been Collette’s core purpose. Providing this level of support is at the forefront of why our family chose to create the Foundation and situations such as these are exactly why we do what we do.” said Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, President of Collette.
In 1997, Collette established a charity to formalize giving in the community where the company is based – Rhode Island. A robust volunteer program took shape and employees from all corners of the company began to participate in our mission to help children and communities through hunger and education initiatives. As the company grew into a global organization with global offices (along with a collection of tours that reach all seven continents) the giving program continued to grow to where it stands today.
The Foundation’s sole charter is to give to 501©3 charitable organizations around the world.
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