Co-owners John and Tina Dowd are strong advocates for supporting those in need, especially when it comes to saving lives. The Gift of Life Howie’s House is one of the many organizations the Dowds believe deserves recognition. The Sundance Vacations Charities site features companies that both the Dowds and employees think are worthy causes for assistance.
The site brings all the charities Sundance Vacations donates to into one, central place where viewers have access to information about each charity’s individual location(s), news and information, as well as a direct link to their page to donate. It also features a different charity each month to help raise awareness of diverse causes.
The Dowds were recently named “Outstanding Philanthropists” by the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFB) in conjunction with National Philanthropy Day. For more information on this award, please see “Dowds Named Outstanding Philanthropists.”
Some local charities lack the exposure to branch out online for help and it is Sundance Vacation’s goal to shed some light on these organizations. Later down the road, the site hopes to handle donation requests and scholarship inquiries.
“We encourage not just the people around us, but everyone to get involved,” said Tina Dowd. “No matter what way you devote part of yourself to a charity, it will be sure to repay you ten-fold when you take a look back at your life.”