For National Volunteer Week, Carnival Cruise Lines and its employees participated in a wide range of community service initiatives, from collecting food and clothing for the homeless to assembling care packages for U.S. armed services personnel.
In conjunction with the West Coast debut the new 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor, Carnival Cruise Lines and the Los Angeles Food Bank teamed up on a food collection drive prior to a special two-day familiarization cruise for travel agents from the Port of Los Angeles.
Carnival Cruise Lines’ wide-ranging charitable endeavors are highlighted in a new Web portal at www.carnival.com/carnivalfoundation.
For the second year in a row, more than 50 members of Carnival’s management team are serving as mentors to Miami-Dade high school students as part of an innovative workplace mentoring program sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Carnival’s FUN Team, the line’s employee-based volunteer service group, has been keeping busy the last couple of weeks participating in a number of community projects, including collecting clothes and food for residents of Grand Turk who were affected by Hurricane Ike as well as a coastal beach clean-up in Miami.
This weekend, members of Carnival Cruise Lines’ employee service group, the “Fun Team,” volunteered their time at Camillus House, a homeless assistance center in downtown Miami. While at the facility, the group staffed the food-service areas and participated in various clean-up efforts.