To celebrate JetBlue For Good Month and Giving Tuesday, JetBlue is donating 2 million TrueBlue Points to charities
On Giving Tuesday, JetBlue invites customers to join in the good by donating points to a variety of charities, including the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and World Central Kitchen
NEW YORK, November 29, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today continues to commemorate November as JetBlue For Good® Month, celebrating all the ways the airline and its crew members give back to communities across its network. On Giving Tuesday and throughout JetBlue For Good month, the airline continues its long tradition of service by donating 2 million TrueBlue Points to its partner charities. JetBlue invites customers to join in the good through its TrueBlue Points Donation Platformwhere TrueBlue loyalty members can donate points to a variety of charities and causes, including the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), World Central Kitchen (WCK) and many more.
In addition to donating points, JetBlue crew members volunteer their time through volunteer projects across the airline’s network, including fundraising initiatives, family support events in partnership with the airport and care efforts for communities affected by and recovering from natural disasters.
“While JetBlue For Good Month marks a time to focus on giving back, it also recognizes how our crew members go above and beyond throughout the year to champion the causes they are most passionate about. in the communities where they live, work and serve.”, said Icema Gibbs, Vice President CSR and DEI, JetBlue. “Whether through in-person community outreach programs, in-kind donations, direct disaster relief efforts, or simply volunteering, service to our communities will always be rooted in our DNA and we are proud to continue our commitment to give back and meet the needs of our entire network.”
JetBlue is proud to support 25 charities throughout the year through the airline’s TrueBlue points donation platform. All points donated go directly to the selected charity, and each charity can use the points to travel for their organization. These organizations align with JetBlue’s mission to inspire humanity and include the following long-time partners, as well as many more.
Need some inspiration before donating your points? Here are some JetBlue partners:
Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals – This summer, JetBlue, the JetBlue Foundation and OBAP partnered for the return of Aerospace Career Training (ACE) camps across the airline network, hosting programs in Boston, New York, Orlando, San Juan and Washington DC. ACE camps inspire students of color to pursue careers in aviation both above and below the wing, and JetBlue is proud to have several crew members in its operations today who have participated in one or more ACE camps, before starting their career at JetBlue.
World Central Cuisine – JetBlue and WCK have been constant partners, working together to provide meals and essential disaster relief across the airline’s network when needed. More recently, JetBlue and WCK joined forces to bring relief to Fort Myers Beach and Port Charlotte, in response to the severe aftermath left by Hurricane Ian. JetBlue volunteers worked alongside the WCK team to provide fresh, nutritious meals to those displaced from their homes by the hurricane. JetBlue crew members also distributed essential supplies such as water, hot meals, pillows, blankets and other necessities, equipping communities with immediate resources and a cadence of care.
Sharing Our Good – A sample of JetBlue For Good’s efforts
Focused on volunteerism and service, JetBlue For Good made an impact in many of JetBlue’s target cities throughout 2022. These include:
Fly with Reading lands in Newark – JetBlue has successfully launched its twelfth annual Soar with Reading initiative, the airline’s award-winning literacy program that tackles the issue of book availability in underserved communities. This summer, the airline placed five e-book vending machines in Newark neighborhoods and hosted several book distribution and reading events. To date, JetBlue, through its Soar with Reading initiative, has donated more than $4 million worth of books to children in need.
Swing for Good and Bid for Good return – JetBlue’s annual Swing for Good fundraising initiative has made a successful comeback with its golf classic and Bid for Good online auction. JetBlue’s Swing for Good initiative has raised more than $8 million for JetBlue’s roster of charity partners, with this year’s contributions directly benefiting World Central Kitchen and the JetBlue Foundation.
Helping communities in need following the devastation of Hurricane Ian – In addition to partnering with WCK to serve meals, JetBlue crew members assembled and distributed care kits containing essential supplies, clothing and other immediate necessities to respective community organizations. Crew members sourced care kits from areas of South Florida devastated by the effects of Hurricane Ian, as well as affected communities across the airline’s network.
Family Support Events in Boston and Fort Lauderdale – JetBlue has partnered with local organizations in Boston and Fort Lauderdale to host family assistance events specifically designed for families with autistic children and/or adults. Both events included through-airport guidance and onboard experiences for more than a thousand attendees, giving families the chance to learn about air travel.
About JetBlue For Good
Since its launch in 2016, the JetBlue for good The initiative has united and supported the key areas that are most important to the airline’s customers and crew members – community, youth/education and environment. JetBlue’s grassroots programs and partnerships directly change the areas where its customers and crew members live and work by improving education and providing access to those who are traditionally underserved. Giving back to the communities it serves has always been at the heart of JetBlue’s mission to inspire humanity, and through JetBlue For Good initiatives, the airline is ensuring that all crew members and their passions can wear the same theme: be good, for the good of all.
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