Nearly 100 leaders in the business travel industry came together in Denver for the 2016 GBTA Cares Service Project to assist Wish for Wheels in their mission of transforming the lives of kids from low-income families through the gift of brand new bikes and helmets. In partnership with Delta Air Lines, and EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, volunteers built 150 bikes for children at the Sun Valley Youth Center in the Denver Area.

With one-in-five children in Denver living in low-income families, a new bike is not only a dream for many, but also improves quality of life by offering independence and a form of exercise to kids that might otherwise not have that opportunity.  

"The bike build was a great way to start the GBTA Convention in Denver. Working side-by-side with fellow travel industry colleagues and friends was fun, but to see the kids faces when they received their bikes was priceless!" said Laurie Kazimer, Senior Manager, Travel Services, Target. "I've been a part of many community giving events, and this was by far one of the best".


Chris Jones, General Manager, Global Corporate Sales, Delta Air Lines said, "What's better than watching a bunch of kids get a brand new bike?  Delta Air Lines appreciates the opportunity to partner with GBTA Cares and Wish for Wheels to give back to the Denver community."


For a video recap of the 2016 GBTA Cares Service Project, please click the video below.

GBTA Cares is an effort to aggregate resources from the travel community to support CSR initiatives around the world. For questions or more information on registering and/or sponsorship, please contact Kerry Gaylor at 703.236.1169 or kgaylor@gbtafoundation.org

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2016 GBTA Cares Service Project

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