Montrose Travel Arranges Toy Drive

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Travel Agency and Non-Profit Organization Come Together to Help Children in Need

Upon realizing they did not have enough toys for the children on their upcoming medical mission to Guatemala, local Burbank, CA non-profit Mending Kids International (MKI) enlisted the help of long-time partner Montrose Travel. In just a couple of days, Montrose Travel was able to collect multiple bags of children’s toys and stuffed animals through the added support and team effort of their employees, families and friends. Spearheading the toy drive was Montrose Travel’s Corporate Services division headed by Aash Shravah, Director of Corporate Sales, who described the entire effort as “a feel-good story.”

Over the past five years, Montrose Travel and MKI have developed a strong partnership far exceeding the typical client-agency relationship. Not only does Montrose Travel assist with MKI’s travel needs as their travel management company, but they also work to maintain a relationship outside of standard travel bookings. Montrose Travel Corporate Services proudly supports and stays actively involved with MKI by attending and sometimes sponsoring their annual events and fundraisers, and by volunteering at their local missions whenever possible.

“We can't express our gratitude enough for you to all rally together that quickly to make the lives of these children that much better” MKI posted on their Facebook page. “To these children, these are not just toys, these are tokens of a healthy future, these provide comfort and most of all, they show them that people in this world truly care about them and their well-being. So thank you, Montrose Travel, and every staff member that contributed!”

Furthering MKI’s sentiment, Aash stated “We like to build close connections with those we work with so they know they can come to us in a time of need whether or not travel is necessary. This glimpse into the relationship Montrose Travel and MKI have exemplifies the type of relationship we aim for. We are truly honored to work with and have the opportunity to support an incredible organization like MKI.”


For the last thirty years, Mending Kids International has provided life-changing and life-saving surgical care to children worldwide. Their continued efforts have dramatically helped over 1,200 children in 54 countries on several continents including Africa, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, as well as the United States. The celebrated organization also offers training and research to local communities creating self-sustaining surgical programs so that local surgeons and hospitals can continue to save lives. For more information on Mending Kids International and how you can help, please visit


Celebrating 56 years in business, Montrose Travel, a family-owned travel management company, has grown from 14 employees in 1990 to more than 200 today and is now firmly established as a Top 50 Travel Management Company and a Top 5 Host Agency nationwide at $200+ million in sales. Montrose Travel strives to provide the highest quality services and most complete vacation, corporate travel, loyalty and group travel management solutions for its customers and home-based travel agents. Montrose Travel "will be here tomorrow to back up our promises of today!" Montrose Travel can be reached at 1-800-MONTROSE (666-8767) or by visiting Visit Montrose Travel's Corporate Division at or call 1-800-766-4687. Home-based independent travel professionals may visit, email, or call 1-800-870-5799. CST#1018299-10
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