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Pembroke families repay New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for saving their trip to Spain

Several families of the Pembroke Academy students who almost lost their school trip to Spain when their travel agent declared bankruptcy this spring have donated their insurance reimbursements to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which covered all their travel costs at the last minute.

The students learned less than a week before their scheduled flight to Europe that their trip was in jeopardy. Coverage of their plight in the Monitor drew the attention of the foundation, which manages trusts dedicated to providing students with cultural exchange programs.

TravelGuard, the company from which the students bought travel insurance, couldn’t immediately determine if its policy would provide reimbursement after a bankruptcy, but eventually determined it did.

When they received their insurance payments, several families donated the money to the Charitable Foundation.

“We were delighted to be able to support the kids in their experience abroad, and we were also delighted the families were able to receive reimbursement from their insurance,” said Deborah Schachter, a senior program officer at the foundation. “It’s wonderful that we have gotten support from a number of the families to continue providing experiences like this for other students.”

(Sarah Palermo can be reached at 369-3322 or
spalermo@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @SPalermoNews.)

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