Orlando, Florida, January 4, 2017 (INTUITION) – Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) partnered with Patton Hospitality Management (PHM) and Resort Hospitality Solutions (RHS) to shop and deliver presents for a local Christmas Angel Program after raising a grand total of $19,184 at their hosted casino-themed fundraiser.
RTX, PHM, and RHS invited employees from Asheville, N.C. to gather for a night of charitable fun in support of the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries’ (ABCCM) Christmas Angel Program. The non-profit organization provides underprivileged children with gifts who would otherwise wake up on Christmas without anything from Santa. All contributions came from approximately 100 employees from RTX and our partner companies Patton Hospitality Management & Resort Hospitality Solutions.
“The generosity of our employees at RTX and our partner companies for this fundraiser is remarkable and the perfect example of coming together to show what is important during the holidays,” said Sara Little, Senior Director of Communications for RTX. “We’d also like to thank local businesses and individuals who donated items to the raffle and silent auction portion of the event, which contributed $1,700 to the amount raised.”
The silent auction and raffle included items donated by Highland Brewing Company, Urban Orchard Cider Company, Sensibilities Day Spa, The Orange Peel, Poetry on Demand, Bryan Hileman, Caro Designs, Asheville Arts & Crafts, Pure Yoga, ImageSmith Communications, WNC Nature Center, Festiva Sailing Vacations, and Creekside Taphouse.
After the event, over $19,000 was distributed amongst 38 employees to shop for presents. Some employees got together in groups to shop for the children, and some bring their own kids in an effort to teach them the importance of helping others during the holiday season.
Employees shopped for a total of 150 children from the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministries’ Christmas Angel Program. Employees not only got to purchase presents made by their contributions but took spreading holiday cheer to a new level of awareness by delivering the toys to the charity.
“The words dependable, enthusiastic and compassionate only begin to describe the wonderful team at RTX, PHM and RHS,” said Reverend Scott Rogers, ABCCM’s executive director. “The employees had a huge impact on the lives of children who might have otherwise ended up with nothing for Christmas. We saw it in the tears of pure joy that parents and children alike experienced when they collected their gifts. Every year, ABCCM faces families on the other side of the desk who have whispered a silent prayer that God will help and that there will be a miracle for their child. Companies such as RTX, PHM and RHS are that miracle and the answer to prayer, we thank them for helping us understand the deeper meaning that each child matters.”
RTX offers its members an industry leading vacation exchange platform that provides a variety of benefits and travel options such as low exchange fees, up to a four-year deposit window, reservation protection, and discounts on different travel options such as hotels, car rentals, air travel, restaurants and more. Additionally, the company also provides its partner resorts and management companies with customizable options and solutions, based on their needs and the needs of their customers.
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Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare and vacation ownership exchange company based in Asheville, N.C. RTX works with a number of resorts and developers throughout the world to provide the best exchange options possible to its members. In addition to exchange services, RTX offers numerous travel benefits to members, such as reservation protection, rebates, travel discounts and more. RTX also has a robust selection of partner solutions for resorts, management companies and HOAs, including member servicing, marketing, communications and more. RTX has approximately 80,000 members. For more information visit www.rtx.travel.