C.A.R.E. Auction Raises Record Amount Funds

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St. Judes named as Trades Publishing’ Charity of Choice during Member Drawing

According to Jeannette Bunn, a Vice-President and volunteer at C.A.R. E., “C.A.R.E. appreciates Resort Trades participation and knows we would not be able to be as successful without members like Resort Trades."

C.A.R.E., (Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers) a trade association established in 1985 by representatives from resort properties across the nation and around the world who found that by exchanging vacation inventory among themselves, they were better able to satisfy their owners with increased vacation opportunities, announced that funds raised at the Fall, 2009 San Diego conference were more than $13,000, the highest amount yet reached by the organization.

The St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital of Memphis, TN received 5% of the funds as a result of the auction. David Kerr, Managing Director of The Trades Publishing, was selected from a list of donors that contributed items to be auctioned and in turn his charity selection (St. Judes) was selected to receive these proceeds.

According to Jeannette Bunn, a Vice-President and volunteer at C.A.R. E., “C.A.R.E. appreciates Resort Trades participation and knows we would not be able to be as successful without members like Resort Trades. C.A.R.E. is a non-profit organization, so the funds raised from the silent/live auction allow us to advertise C.A.R.E. in industry publications such as Developments magazine and Resort Trades. ”

In addition to advertising space in The Trades publications, items up for auction included: gift cards to Macy’s and the Olive Garden, weeks at fabulous and hard-to-get destinations, three - 1 year memberships to WIN (Women in the Industry), complimentary transactions through Merlin’s IMS System, and even a bushel of apples!

The funds raised at auction are used to advertise to help attract new companies to C.A.R.E. in order to increase the membership base and the members’ networking opportunities.

Those interested in contributing to the C.A.R.E. community and receiving publicity for your company, contact Jeanette Bunn at 858-964-1601 or by email at jbunn(at)care-online(dot)org.

With nearly 30 years of publishing experience, The Trades Publishing Company has become a leader in targeted trade publication and marketing. All five of the Trades Publishing Company's existing publications have emerged as market leaders in their respective industries.

The Resort Trades established 1986, with a readership of more than 6,000, is a super-tabloid news and information source publication targeted specifically at the Resort and Timeshare sales industry. The Resort Trades offers display advertising, classified advertising, Trade Member listings, as well as monthly industry news and press releases, global analysis articles, and in-depth interviews with industry professionals and business leaders.

RT Management & Operations magazine, with a readership of more than 3,700, is the resort manager’s guide to effective management and the resort industry’s only social media site, http://www.AskMandO.com, have an unparalleled reach in the resort industry. AskMando.com offers an opportunity for resort managers to share, connect and grow through its online social networking capabilities.”

For more information call 931-484-8819 or visit http://www.ResortTrades.com.

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