Sep 29, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Get your picture taken to support Kiva
Every year, Sabre Holdings/Travelocity hosts a global Give Together week to encourage employees to be a force of positive change in the communities where they live and work.  Since its inception in 2000, the Give Together program has raised $12 million USD through employee contributions, fundraisers, and corporate matching.  Sabre offices all over the world will host a variety of activities and giving opportunities, and the San Francisco office is proudly hosting a full week of activities to benefit Kiva! 

For one day only, the Travelocity Roaming Gnome is stopping by San Francisco for an exclusive celebrity appearance to benefit Kiva!  The Roaming Gnome will be in the front plaza at 303 2nd street (cross street: Folsom) on Monday, October 5th between 11:00 and 2:00.  

All friends and supporters of Kiva in the Bay Area are encouraged to stop by the photo booth to have your picture taken with everyone’s favorite travel icon for a small donation (all donations raised will go towards supporting Kiva's general operating expenses).  Plus, you can enter to win a $100 promo code on a Flight + Hotel vacation from Travelocity.  Smashing!

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Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa has been with Kiva from the beginning and was responsible for establishing Kiva's Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for growing and further engaging Kiva's community through three channels: Kiva Lending Teams, Social Networks, and Events. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

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