If you're looking to book a vacation, you need to be on Twitter this Monday, November 30th for the #TransatAuction. Not only will you be able to bid on your dream trip in real time on Twitter, but all proceeds earned during this day long online auction go directly to SOS Villages. Not to mention, it's fun! This is what I call a win/win situation.
There are all kinds of trips being put up for auction, such as:
With starting bids as low as $5, you'll have a great shot at getting an incredible price for a dream vacation while knowing you're giving back to an amazing organization.
I first heard about SOS Villages a couple of years ago when my friend Emma Waverman was invited to the Dominican Republic for a firsthand look at what the organization is doing for orphaned children. She documented her experience on the SOS Canada website and it was extremely moving. Many countries are struggling to take care of thousands of children who have been orphaned and are homeless due to the deaths of their mothers.
SOS Villages is a non-profit humanitarian organization that provides caring family homes to more than 80,000 orphaned and abandoned children in 134 countries. It warms my heart that Transat has been supporting SOS Children’s Villages since 2009 and has changed the lives of more than 25,000 vulnerable children. They've already raised over 2 million dollars thanks to various initiatives including the previous Transat Auctions which have raised $68,000.
This is the kind of social responsibility that rings true for me. Transat is committed to helping orphaned and abandoned children in many of its destination countries, providing them with safe, loving homes, food, education, healthcare and a future filled with hope. I was at a Transat blogger event last month where the Transat staff shared stories about their work with the organization. It's meaningful and it's actually making a difference.
So now it's your turn! Put this in your calendar: 3rd annual #TransatAuction on Cyber Monday November 30th. There will be 20 auction lots going up for bid during the day. Up for bid are all-inclusive packages to popular Sun destinations like Mexico, Curaçao, Panama and St. Maarten, as well as roundtrip flights to Europe. You can even tweet'n bid in your pyjamas!
To participate and bid, you have to follow the @AirTransat Twitter account, or search the hashtag #TransatAuction. For more details about the #TransatAuction and the trips that will be up for bid, go to transatauction.ca. Good luck. I'll be the one in pyjamas bidding against you!