Many say that time is the ultimate luxury, but for us it is also the ultimate way to give back to society.

Giving Time was launched in the fall of 2018 to offer our contractors the chance to travel, make a difference in someone’s life, and achieve the work-life balance that is so important to them.  We partnered with Give A Day Global, a San Francisco-based non-profit that connects travelers with single-day volunteer missions, to provide our hotel industry consultants the opportunity to embark on a volunteer mission as part their compensation package. The opportunity includes a three-day trip to volunteer anywhere in Latin America that Give A Day Global has a partnering charitable organization, a donation to the charitable organizations that are selected, and a video montage of each experience created by UrLife Media, that the contractors can share on their social platforms to help spread the word about the importance of giving back. Each year, we will select a number of consultants take part in the program.

To kick off the program, Jacqueline Villamil, SSP’s COO, volunteered her time at Huellas de Pan(‘Bread’s Footprints in Spanish), a non-profit organization in Cancun, Mexico, that feeds 80 impoverished children and 35 senior citizens, as well as their dependents. Jacqueline immersed herself in the daily activities by helping feed the children at the soup kitchen, collecting food donations, and even participating in the weekend cultural activities.

If you are an SSP contractor interested in applying to be part of the program, please go to this link to fill out the application and check out the Give A Day Global website for the list of opportunities available.