Patriot Service Dogs
Historic Tours of America is a proud sponsor of Patriot Service Dogs. Each year on Veteran’s Day, Historic Tours of America donates $1 from every ticket sold to sponsor a service dog for veterans. Patriot Service Dogs is a Jacksonville, FL based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to placing service dogs with returning veterans in need.
Key West Children’s Day and A Day To Remember
Historic Tours of America is also the proud founder and sponsor of the Key West Children’s Day which is the largest celebration for children on the island. Old Town Trolley Tours and the Conch Tour Train, subsidiaries of Historic Tours of America, also sponsor A Day To Remember which brings the past generations now residing in nursing homes and convalescence centers to a party celebrating their achievements and giving lifelong friends the opportunity to meet, greet and remember.
San Diego, California
St. Vincent DePaul Village Annual Children’s Holiday Party
Each holiday season, Old Town Market and Old Town Trolley Tours host 35 children from the St. Vincent DePaul shelter for an afternoon holiday party of burritos, sodas, piñata, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday gifts and a holiday trolley night tour of the San Diego city lights. Children’s ages range from 5-14. Over 150 children, with one or both parents, live at the downtown San Diego shelter. Of those 150 children, 35 are rewarded to participate based on the shelter’s criteria. All 150 remaining children at the shelter are also given gifts. Trolley CASTmembers, Old Town Market merchants & their employees, visiting guests and the local community, donate gifts, food & refreshments and their time. Restaurant ‘Chipotle’s, donates burritos, quesadillas, and chips. The holiday party is a huge success and enjoyed by all.
San Diego, California
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and each year, Old Town Trolley Tours CAST members look forward to participating in weekly fundraising events to support this great cause.
Here are some of the ways Old Town Trolley Tours gets involved:
Conductors and CAST members volunteer and participate in their own fundraising efforts which include the donation of daily tips, weekly bake sales, a silent auction and raffles.
On select days, at our ticket booths, bottled water is offered to our guests for a donation request which is then contributed to the cause.
CAST members, family and friends sign up for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society event, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” Our “pretty in pink” trolley participates in this event held every year.