05 Oct Vacation Innovations Announces Sponsorship of Second Annual Miles To Go Charity 5K
VI continues its support of Miles To Go, the Company’s charity of choice, which is focused on providing essential supplies to the homeless community in Central Florida
Orlando, Fla. (October 5, 2023) – Vacation Innovations (“VI” or the “Company”), a leading provider of travel-related products, software, and services, today announced its sponsorship of the second annual Miles To Go (“MTG”) 5K, which will help the charity provide homeless individuals in Central Florida with basic necessities they may not otherwise be able to access. The 5K will be held at Bill Frederick Park on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Miles To Go Charities was founded in 2018 by then-9-year-old Miles Newbold, son of VI CEO Chad Newbold, who saw a need in his community and created supply bags for the homeless. To date, MTG has distributed thousands of bags filled with intentionally curated essential items to the homeless community in Central Florida. All proceeds from the 5K will directly benefit the charity’s efforts.
“We appreciate all that Vacation Innovations does to support Miles To Go,” said Danielle Newbold, who founded MTG alongside her son, Miles. “Support from sponsors like VI helps us on our mission to spread love and create a more compassionate society, and we’re proud to continue that work, one bag at a time.”
Vacation Innovations has been a strong supporter of MTG since the charity began in 2018 and is covering the registration cost for its Orlando-based employees and their families to participate in the 5K. For more information on MTG, including how to register for the 5K, visit milestogocharities.org.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the impact that Miles To Go has on our community, and I know that will only continue to grow,” said Chad Newbold, CEO of Vacation Innovations. “Community engagement is a central component of our values as an organization, and we’re thrilled to be able to support MTG as it works to meet a significant need throughout Orlando and beyond.”
Vacation Innovations was founded upon the principle of treating people with respect, and the Company believes that principle comes with a responsibility that extends beyond the walls of its offices into the communities in which its employees work and live. As part of VI’s corporate spirit of giving, the Company actively engages in supporting local charities and causes that address the crisis of homelessness and encourages its employees to do the same.
About Miles To Go
Miles To Go Charities (milestogocharities.org) was founded in 2018 by then-9-year-old Miles Newbold. It all began when Miles asked his mom to give money to someone at a red light. After an open and honest talk, Miles came up with the idea to instead provide bags of essential supplies to those in need. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Miles To Go collects, organizes and distributes essential products from toothbrushes and socks to hand sanitizer and bottled water to the homeless community in and around Orlando and beyond. What started as a simple idea has grown significantly, and the organization has now provided more than 6,000 supply bags to those who need it most.
About Vacation Innovations
Founded in 1999, Vacation Innovations (vacationinnovations.com) is a leading provider of travel-related products, software and services. Leveraging advanced digital marketing strategies, sophisticated software solutions, and decades of experience in vacation ownership, VI brings new vacation opportunities to a diverse audience of novice and seasoned travelers alike. The Vacation Innovations family of brands offers a wide range of travel services, including simplified resort rentals, online advertising and marketing products for by-owner timeshare sales and rentals, licensed timeshare brokerage and title transfer services, as well as customized owner services, tour generation, and product solutions for timeshare resorts, resort developers, HOAs and timeshare management companies. VI has been recognized with the 2022 ARDA Award for Business Administration or Operations Team and the 2023 GNEX Vacation Industry Awards for Best Technology, Best Industry Leader, and Best Marketing Professional.