Wyndham Vacation Ownership Supports Space to Grow Women’s Charity

The Wyndham Vacation Ownership (WVO) philanthropy segment, “Women on Their Way”, recently hosted a fundraiser to raise money for the Orlando-based charity Space to Grow. Established in 2005, Space to Grow is a local organization devoted to supporting women and children in the Orlando area.

Women on Their Way is an Associate Business Group operated by WVO to help female employees succeed in the corporate environment. By empowering women, Wyndham is working to create a culture of teamwork, support, and camaraderie.

The events benefited Space to Grow’s Baskets of Love Program, collecting supplies for women and children residing at the Orlando Women’s Residential & Counseling Center. This organization, a division of Central Florida’s Coalition for the Homeless, assists women and children going through a transitional time. About 75% of these recipients come from domestic abuse and are in need of transitional housing, supplies, and support. Every year, Baskets of Love donates baskets to 70 families.

The Baskets of Love fundraiser collected supplies from February 4–14, 2014. Orlando community members were encouraged to donate laundry supplies, toiletries, and hygiene products for the residents of the Women’s Residential & Counseling Center (WRCC).

Wyndham Vacation Ownership also raised funds by selling cupcakes from the popular Sweet! By Good Golly Miss Holly bakery, once featured on Cupcake Wars. This portion of the fundraiser collected $2,000 for the WRCC.

“The ladies of Space to Grow would like to thank the Wyndham team for participating in our 9th Annual Baskets of Love,” said Gigi Moorman, co-founder, Space to Grow. “Your dedication to assisting the women and children at WRCC warmed our hearts.”

Wyndham associates held a presentation on February 20, 2014 to deliver the proceeds of the fundraiser to representatives from Space to Grow, the Women’s Residential & Counseling Center, and the Coalition for the Homeless. In total, Wyndham donated over $2,600 and eight full baskets of supplies.

To get involved, visit SpacetoGrow.org.