One of the long-term goals of MacNair Travel Management is to be recognized as one of the country's 100 Great Places to Work. We know this is an ambitious goal that carries with it the responsibility of being a good corporate citizen. We embrace this concept as an organization and encourage our employees to be engaged in their communities and support their favorite causes and organizations with their time, energies and talents. Additionally as a company, we support several organizations with time and resources. Still other we partner with, providing travel services to help them fulfill their mission.
We would like to share our efforts with you and give you the opportunity to learn and assist the beneficiaries of our team's involvement and commitment.
Luke's Wings is an organization dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke's Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service member's hospitalization and rehabilitation. By purchasing travel agency services and travel tickets for loved ones, Luke's Wings provides an immediate and invaluable service to the families of our men and women at arms while also helping to encourage and motivate the service member's recovery.
Navy Safe Harbor Foundation
The Navy Safe Harbor Foundation (NSHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the recovery of seriously wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families by assisting them with resources not available through government or community avenues. Some of the services provided by NSHF include: Financial and Legal Support, Housing and Vehicle Modifications, Support of Transition from Recovery/Rehabilitation, Family Support, Adaptive Athletics, Specialized Equipment, Public Awareness, and PTSD/Combat Stress Support and Education
World Learning-Global Dialogues
Global Dialogues - short-term intercultural programs that foster World Learning's mission to create a more peaceful and just world. World Learning-Global Dialogues offers transformative journeys for individuals and organizations seeking greater engagement with critical global issues. They design their programs to complement working professionals and active lifestyle schedules. Participants build personal connections with people and communities around the world while strengthening World Learning's own global community.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS's mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has been awarded more than $680 million in research funding.
Charities Receiving Support from MacNair Travel
Team and Individual Volunteer Activities
Michelle Rowley, Senior Travel Consultant
Michelle's goal is to raise $10,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society by running a Half Marathon every month for 12 months = 157.2 miles (plus training!) to honor and remember her mother who passed away 12 years ago after a long struggle with MS. She knows 2010 will involve a few challenges, but she can be certain her challenges will be nothing compared to the challenge everyone with MS faces on a daily basis.
2010 ADA Step Out Campaign
Sandy Saunders, Senior Travel Consultant
Sandy has been involved with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) through fundraisers and walks for many years because of her many family members who have suffered from this dangerous condition. The ADA is the nation's leading non-profit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the ADA conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Khim Lawrence, Senior Travel Consultant
Khim is participating in the "Walk Now" in October 2010 to help find a cure for autism. Autism is the second most common development disorder in the United States affecting one in every 110 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial, as every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.
Her son Tre suffers with autism. Click here to visit Khim's personal web page and help in her efforts to support Autism Speaks.
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, VA
Kate Mullett, Travel Consultant
Kate volunteers on a regular basis at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, VA.
Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics of Maryland
Omar D'Shen, Facilities and Information Systems Manager and Michelle Rowley, Senior Travel Consultant
Both Omar and Michelle jumped into the Chesapeake Bay in January 2010 in support of the Special Olympics of Maryland.
National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Allison Kirchner, Accounting Associate
Allison has been an adult leader of Boy Scout Troop 72 in Fredericksburg, VA for 10 years. Troop 72 belongs to the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She currently serves as the Committee Chairman.
St. James Leesburg Literacy Program
Carol Chapman, Client Account Manager
Carol volunteers her time with the St. James Leesburg Literacy Program, working with the Loudoun County, VA schools. She identifies rising 3rd graders who are falling below their reading grade level and who are not eligible for services from the school.