I have to say – there are a lot of things I like about JetBlue but one of the biggest things is how they try to do good and help their customers. You can see that from how their economy class cabins are designed to how they handle themselves during a disaster.
JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood Program and You Could Win a Trip to Help Them!
Remember when other airlines were
gouging charging more for their tickets during the hurricane in Florida? JetBlue took the lead of capping their flights out of Florida at $99. That is incredible and I am sure they built up a lot of goodwill for that. For myself, it made me look at them as an airline and company in a different way.
And now for the month of November, JetBlue is having a celebration of kindness and good deeds – their JetBlue for Good Month. In this month, they will be having allowing 22 people to be chosen as volunteers to help with various efforts. Those 22 people can select someone to come with them on one of these volunteer trips.
To sign-up for this volunteer opportunity and be entered for the chance to go, visit this website and sign up today!
Here are the 3 different trips that will be going on and the details for them:
#CheckInForGood to Help Houston Public Libraries, Nov. 27-29, 2017
Like many in Texas, the Houston Public Library (HPL) is still reeling from the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Seven branches remain closed due to storm damage, leaving these communities without access to the libraries’ vital programs, services and books resources. Building on JetBlue’s signature Soar with Reading literacy program, designed to inspire and encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading, volunteers on this trip will check in with elementary schools in communities which have been impacted by Harvey, have low literacy rates and where their libraries are still closed. While the Mobile Express, HPL’s library-on-wheels hits the road to distribute free books, volunteers will help operate “pop-up” libraries and host reading events, with books donated in partnership with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. JetBlue will also bring its innovative free book vending machine to Houston to distribute 25,000 children’s books throughout the remainder of the year.
#CheckInForGood to Help the Sandals Foundation’s Local Caribbean Community Efforts- Jamaica, Nov. 27-29, 2017
The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals and Beaches Resorts, is committed to improving the lives of its local communities, supporting schools, facilities and centers across eight islands in the Caribbean.
The Eltham Community Centre serves the rural area surrounding Ocho Rios region. Here, neighbors can gather for recreational activities and informative workshops, receive mentorship and gain access to free mental and dental care as well as spay and neuter services for animal clinics. Volunteers on this trip will help paint, renovate and restore The Centre with upgrades to ensure it can continue to be a safe, healthy and inspiring space for both the young and elderly in the community.
#CheckInForGood to Help Atlantis Blue Project Foundation – Bahamas, Dec. 6-8, 2017
The Bahamas is home to one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Its sustainability is vital to the marine ecosystem as reefs provide food and shelter for a vast array of marine life in addition to protecting shorelines and preserving beaches.
Led by marine ecologist Dr. Craig Dahlgren of the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation, an organization developing innovative ways to protect Bahamian waters and wildlife, volunteers on this trip will participate in an ongoing coral nursery project on Paradise Island and assist with harvesting and out-planting coral, in addition to activities at the dolphin sanctuary.
To see more about this effort, visit the JetBlue CheckInForGood page.
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