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Portland Resident Selected as Travelocity's Second Travel for Good® Voluntourism Award Recipient

Pauline Lewis to Travel to Ethiopia to Help Orphaned Children in Need; Travelocity to Donate $10,000 to Selamta Family Project

Oct 15, 2015

DALLAS, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to making the world a better place one trip at a time, Travelocity® selected Pauline Lewis, a local resident of Portland, as the second of three travel award recipients for this year's Travel for Good program. Pauline will receive an all-expense-paid voluntourism trip to Ethiopia to assist and help orphaned children and marginalized women find permanent families with the Selamta Family Project. In addition, Travelocity will make a $10,000 donation directly to the Selamta Family Project.

While most Travelocity customers travel for vacation or business, an increasing number of people are traveling to make a difference outside of their communities. To celebrate and encourage this trend known as

"Working with nonprofits has been a lifelong passion of mine," said Lewis. "I can't wait to immerse myself by meeting the families, learning from them and working to bring back individual stories so that people in the U.S. can feel as connected to Selamta families as I do."

Lewis lives in Portland, Ore. and was chosen from among thousands of entries for her unique passion to help those in need across the globe.

"We continue to be inspired by the incredible submissions to the Travel for Good program," said Ashley Parker, Senior Brand Manager and head of the Travel For Good program. "Pauline's love for helping orphaned children in need is an inspiration to us all and we are thrilled to assist in making her voluntourism dream possible."

The Travel for Good program is still accepting submissions via Twitter through Sun., Oct. 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To apply, interested individuals must follow @Travelocity or @TravelForGood on Twitter and use the hashtag #TravelForGood, share the location and purpose of their trip, the organization with whom they want to volunteer and why they are passionate about that cause. Applications can be submitted in any shareable format, including text, images and video, to best demonstrate the goals of their trip and volunteer efforts.

For more information and full program details, visit the Travel for Good page at Entries can also be submitted directly from this page. Travelocity will also be awarding $500 to 100 individuals to get them started on saving for their own Travel for Good efforts. All of the travel award recipients will be notified throughout the duration of the campaign.

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