An RCI® Associate’s Reason for Choosing Christel House

Jeff P. - RCI Affiliate Resort NewsSince we launched this blog, we have written a lot about vacations, destinations and RCI updates. This time, though, I want to switch gears and tell you about Christel House, a charity that we support here at RCI. I know everyone has their own charity of choice, so I wanted to take the time to tell you about a charity that I personally think is amazing.

RCI co-founder Christel DeHaan established Christel House in 1998 after a trip to Mexico, where she saw so many underprivileged children with so much potential missing out on opportunities that you and I often take for granted.

Christel created Christel House as a way to help children around the world break the cycle of poverty, realize their hopes and dreams, and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. With six learning centers around the world, Christel House serves over 3,000 underprivileged children to provide them with education, nutrition and health care.

At RCI, our participation ranges from sponsoring the annual RCI Christel House Open golf event to a variety of employee fundraisers including silent auctions, karaoke, flower sales, themed celebration days and much more. Seeing the generous nature of everyone involved in our fundraising efforts makes me proud to work for RCI.

Recently, one of our summer interns blogged about her reflections on Christel House on their blog. Click here to read her thoughts as well as a few of the inspiring stories about children whose lives were changed by Christel House.

Comments for An RCI<sup>®</sup> Associate’s Reason for Choosing Christel House

Name: Chris
Time: Thursday, October 14, 2010

HI Jeff, thanks for writing about Christel House. As a former RCIer, I feel so privileged to work for Christel House. I enjoyed my 11 years at RCI, but my time here at Christel House has been so rewarding in ways I could never explain. Thanks for helping us get the word out about such an awesome charity that truly changes lives all over the world!

Name: Susan
Time: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jeff & Chris - I couldn't agree with you more! I really enjoyed the years I spent at RCI and am currently involved in the Christel House Lunch Buddy Program where I meet my "little Sis" for lunch at Christel House Academy once a week. The energy in the school is amazing and the work being done is so inspiring. Thanks Jeff & RCI - for your life-changing support!!

Name: Jerry Sikes
Time: Friday, October 22, 2010

Thanks Jeff for the feature on Christel House. Funny how giving to a worthy cause - not just money but time- makes you feel good about life. RCI should be commended for its ongoing Corporate support in addition to the involvement of so many RCI staff members on a personal basis. Three Cheers

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