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 13th to find out the answer as we celebrate our 24th year hosting this event!


When you register, please review the options to donate: 

  1. Adopt a Specific Child

  2. Donate from the General Needs List

  3. Donate by Bringing a Gift Card


We look forward to your response by Monday, December 11, 2017 and thank you sincerely for your generosity!   



The Experient & Maritz Travel Family

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  • When

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Experient & Maritz Offices
    120 South Riverside Plaza
    14th Floor Conference Room
    Chicago, Illinois 60606

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