JetBlue Reaches One Million Hours of Caring!
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 1, 2019--
JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) put good on the map with its previous ‘Destination Good’ surprise volunteer experience, and this November is celebrating another milestone. Over the past eight years, JetBlue crewmembers have volunteered more than one million hours of caring in their local communities. This JetBlue For Good Month, the airline is inviting its customers, crewmembers, and community partners to “Share Your Good” for an opportunity to win a year’s worth of flights (12 pairs of roundtrip JetBlue travel certificates) to travel and do good throughout JetBlue’s network.*
Those interested in traveling to spread good can enter at jetblueforgood.com through November 30, 2019, by submitting a short essay to be eligible for the grand prize. Three customers, three nonprofits, and three crewmembers will each win a year’s worth of flights to spread good throughout 2020. JetBlue will also offer weekly prizes to do-gooders who upload a photo at jetblueforgood.com, showing them doing good in their local communities.*
Weekly prizes will include:
“As one of the founding members of JetBlue, I’ve seen us grow to 22,000 crewmembers who have volunteered more than one million hours to make our local communities better places. Over the past 19 years, one thing has remained the same – our unique culture,” said Icema Gibbs, director of corporate social responsibility, JetBlue. “Service is in our DNA, and it’s our crewmembers who bring our mission of inspiring humanity to life every day. This JetBlue for Good Month, we’re celebrating our customers and partners who help in making a powerful impact. Good can be big or small, anywhere and at any time – in the air, on the ground, and in your local communities.”
Taking Inspiring Humanity ® to new heights – JetBlue For Good focuses on three pillars: youth and education, community, and the environment . JetBlue is so dedicated to service that the airline even have an aircraft dedicated to good. The JetBlue For Good plane celebrates the one million hours crewmembers have dedicated to giving back and was designed to inspire everyone who sees it to help make their community a better place. The livery depicts JetBlue crewmembers peeling back a curtain to give a peek at some of the causes JetBlue customers and crewmember are passionate about, as well as the airline’s unique culture.
Sharing Our Good – A sampling of JetBlue For Good’s efforts and volunteerism:
Want to get in on the good? – If you would like to join JetBlue in doing good, TrueBlue loyalty members can donate their points to a variety of charities and causes through the TrueBlue Points Donation Platform. Join JetBlue in supporting causes and nonprofits such as DoSomething.org, KaBOOM!, the JetBlue Foundation and Make-A-Wish. When members donate points, they go directly to the selected charity, and each charity may use the points for travel for their organization. For example, since 2012, JetBlue and its customers have donated more than 23 million TrueBlue points to Make-A-Wish to help create life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses. For more information or to donate points visit jetblue.com/donate.
Giving back is part of JetBlue’s DNA and is core to its mission of inspiring humanity® – Centered around volunteerism and service, JetBlue For Good focuses on the areas that are most important to the airline’s customers and crewmembers - Community, Youth/Education and the Environment. JetBlue’s core programs and partnerships directly impact the areas where its customers and crewmembers live and work by enhancing education and providing access to those that are traditionally underserved. Signature programs include the award-winning Soar with Reading initiative, which has provided more than $3.75 million worth of books to kids who need them most and Blue Horizons For Autism, which helps introduce air travel in a realistic environment to families and children affected by autism. Join the #JetBlueForGood conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, check for regular updates, and get involved.
JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 42 million customers a year to 100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of more than 1,000 daily flights. For more information, please visit jetblue.com.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 11:59 p.m. ET 11/30/19. Open 50 US/DC/PR 18+ Rules/Eligibility at http://bit.ly/ShareOfficialRules. Void where prohibited.
View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191101005497/en/
CONTACT: JetBlue Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 718 709 3089
KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHILANTHROPY AIR TRANSPORT TRANSPORTATION OTHER PHILANTHROPY TRAVEL
Copyright Business Wire 2019.
PUB: 11/01/2019 12:54 PM/DISC: 11/01/2019 12:53 PM