Festiva, the developer for the Festiva hotel and resort properties and the Festiva Adventure Club, has donated $1,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties in Florida. These funds will go toward the organization’s mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens and leaders.
“We are always thrilled to be able to help organizations that benefit children, especially when it comes to outreach and mentoring those who may be disadvantaged or otherwise need positive relationships with adults. It is an honor knowing that our gift is going to impact the future of children in this area,” said Sarah Marks, director of human resources for Festiva Development Group.
Festiva has a property in New Smyrna Beach and employs 27 people in the area. The New Smyrna chapter of the two-county Boys & Girls Club serves 140 youth between the ages of six and 18 among seven different schools.
Festiva began a flexible endowment fund in 2006 with the intent of providing permanent charitable resources for all the communities where Festiva employees live and work. The primary focus of the Festiva Charitable Fund is to promote education for youth and to assist in efforts to eliminate poverty in its communities. The charitable fund is also used to respond to extraordinary global events.