Paradies Lagardère Treats Troops with More than Two Million Donated Items
Passengers’ in-kind donations help support service men and women around the world
ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, a leading North American travel retailer and restaurateur, is proud to announce that its customers donated more than two million items of need in 2019 to our military service men and women around the globe through the Treat Our Troops program.
Paradies Lagardère’s Treat Our Troops program provides travelers, as well as airline and airport employees, the opportunity to purchase goods – from socks and snacks to phone cards and sundries – which are then distributed to military personnel overseas through the USO and other military service organizations.
“Paradies Lagardère is so appreciative to coordinate the Treat Our Troops program. Treat Our Troops provides an important opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their gratitude for our troops and their families,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “These brave men and women make unbelievable sacrifices each and every day and deserve the appreciation. I’m thankful that our associates and management team are so passionate in assisting these troops and working with USO offices across the country.”
The Treat Our Troops program also includes free meals for troops from Memorial Day to Independence Day, and “pay it forward” opportunities in which customers donate meals for active or retired military personnel. Paradies Lagardère operates similar programs in airports throughout Canada, allowing customers to donate items which are then distributed to community food banks. The company has partnerships with the Edmonton International Airport and Leduc & District Food Bank, the Calgary International Airport and Airdrie Food Bank, the Saskatoon International Airport and Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, Regina International Airport and Regina Food Bank, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and Winnipeg Harvest, and Victoria International Airport and the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank.