Giving globally is a key part of Sabre’s annual Give Time Together, a week-long campaign where the company’s 10,000 employees are encouraged to go out during the work day and volunteer in the communities in which they work and live.

Today kicks off the week of giving back and it starts at the top. More than 100 Sabre executives in our Southlake, Texas, headquarters, participated in a “Pack-A-Thon,” packing bags of nutritious meals for at-risk and malnourished children around the world. The event was hosted by Feed the Hunger, the children’s outreach of New Directions International, an organization that has been working with kids worldwide since 1968.

“I was so impressed with the energy and enthusiasm of our Sabre employees today.  They clearly connected with how these meals will provide nutrition to kids in Haiti and did a phenomenal job with their meal packing.  They blew the speed targets out of the water!” said John Hanson, Sabre vice president corporate systems, who also serves as this year’s Give Time Together Chairperson.

Sabre employees will volunteer in hundreds of events around the world this week, including building a home for a family in Ft. Worth, Texas, through Habitat for Humanity, giving technology lessons at high schools in Krakow, Poland, serving food at Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen in Singapore, helping out at The Ronald McDonald House in Japan, battling hunger at the Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver, Colo., donating blood in Latin America and spending time at the SOS Children’s Village in Bangalore, India.

“I feel extremely lucky to be a part of company that presents these types of giving opportunities to its employees. We truly are changing lives and it’s very gratifying to be a part of that. It’s just another day that I think folks feel truly proud to be a part of Sabre,” said Hanson.