Since 1993, Experient and Maritz Travel employees, clients, and supplier partners have gathered together each December to support The Lydia Home; a safe and nurturing environment for local children and families.
How did this all start? Back in the mid 90’s, a leader and Chicagoland native in our Chicago office noticed how many of our employees in the office were receiving gifts during the December holiday season. He thought – how great it could be to turn that “gift giving” back around and find a way to give back philanthropically. This has always been a part of our core at Experient and Maritz Travel. As a child, this individual’s family had supported and contributed to Lydia – as it was known to the local Chicago community but it was a “smaller place.” Lydia didn’t get the monies many of the bigger organizations had access to. A meeting was arranged with the administrators at Lydia and the Wrap (and as time moved by the UnWrap) was born!
Through our collective generosity, this Holiday Unwrap has allowed children that would have otherwise gone without, to receive gifts and everyday staples during the holidays and throughout the year. We have collected a variety of items including tons of toys, thousands of dollars in gift cards, everyday essentials (diapers, baby wipes, clothes, toiletries, blankets, pillows, kitchen utensils, towels) and special wish lists items (bicycles, electronics, karaoke machines).
Does anyone know why it is called the “UnWrap”? Please come join us and your industry peers on December 14th to find out the answer as we celebrate Lydia Home’s 100th Anniversary and our 23rd year hosting this event!
When you register, please review the options to donate:
Adopt a Specific Child
Donate from the General Needs List
Donate by Bringing a Gift Card
We look forward to your response by Monday, December 12, 2016 and thank you sincerely for your generosity!
The Experient & Maritz Travel Family
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:30 PMCentral Time
Experient & Maritz Offices120 South Riverside Plaza14th Floor Conference RoomChicago, Illinois 60606USA
The Experient & Maritz Family