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Getting Away and Giving Back

Getting Away and Giving Back.
During DreamTrips Service Excursions, DreamTrips Members are given the chance to give back while they “kick back” and that’s exactly what this crew did!

Las Vegas, like many of our DreamTrips destinations across the world, is home to an awesomely dizzying selection of things to do. Thrill-seekers can ascend more than 1,000 feet in the air at the famed Stratosphere Casino and Hotel, then feel the rush of adrenaline as they bungee jump from the 108th floor. The city also pays homage to the arts—in a very glamorous and “razzle-dazzle” way—with Broadway-style shows and concerts that draw some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. And, of course, with Lady Luck by your side, the chips and dice never stop flowing and rolling in the casinos, where it’s win big and hopefully, go home smiling.

But even with its shiny exterior, Las Vegas is also home to real life.

The Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas has a membership of more than 7,000 potentially at-risk youth, providing structured activities, programs and services, designed to help club members reach their full potential. And to have a hand in making a positive impact during 2 recent DreamTrips to the Las Vegas area, DreamTrips Members dedicated their time to volunteer with a local club during the first-ever DreamTrips Service Excursion event.

During DreamTrips Service Excursions, DreamTrips Members are given the chance to give back while they “kick back” and that’s exactly what this crew did! Volunteers were transported from the Planet Hollywood hotel to a local Boys & Girls Club where they assisted staff members in transitioning the club from summer to back-to-school décor. Seven billboards in the club were re-covered and adorned with global themes, representing India, Singapore, the United States and more. It’s quite fitting that this group had a hand in bringing a little global flair into the club!

The WorldVentures Foundation will continue to bring Service Excursion opportunities to many of the most popular DreamTrips destination cities. And though “getting away from it all” is just one of the many reasons our members take DreamTrips, there’s no better feeling that they can have than leaving a little joy and cheer in their wake.

So, get ready to make an impact with other DreamTrips Members! Check out the available opportunities for Service Excursions and let us know where you’d love to serve next!

Gwyneth Lloyd
Executive Director of The WorldVentures Foundation, USA
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About the Author

In the world of fundraising executives, Gwyneth Lloyd is synonymous with success. In a class all her own, she is an undisputed powerhouse in building and maintaining alliances, engendering brand loyalty and raising an organization’s market profile among potential supporters. Under her leadership since 2012, donations to the Foundation have more than tripled, reaching a record $1 million in 2014.

Gwyneth brings more than 12 years of nonprofit experience to…