-- Customers and Crewmembers Can ‘Bid for Good’ For One-of-A-Kind
Experiences With Funds Benefiting Youth and Education Non-Profits
DoSomething.org, Together We Rise and the JetBlue Foundation --
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today launched its eighth annual Swing for Good
Golf Classic fundraising initiative. The charitable campaign also
includes the Bid
for Good online auction, powered by Charity Buzz. Since 2008, the
Swing for Good and Bid for Good campaign has raised nearly $3.2
million for 20 charitable partners.
Bid for Good features opportunities to win one-of-a-kind experiences
such as JetBlue
Getaways vacation packages, a once-in-a-lifetime internship with
DoSomething.org, a trip to the Boston Red Sox training camp, a JetBlue
flight simulator session, access to VIP events and much more. Online
bidding takes place September 30 through October 21, 2016.
This year’s beneficiaries include three youth and education-focused
- DoSomething.org – DoSomething.org empowers young people to take
action in their community around a variety of causes. This non-profit
returns for the fourth time as a Swing for Good beneficiary.
- Together We Rise – JetBlue welcomes Together We Rise for a
second year. This non-profit organization is led by young adults who
were formerly in foster care and focuses on transforming the way youth
navigate America’s foster care system.
- The JetBlue Foundation – This JetBlue-sponsored private
foundation encourages and advances aviation-related education. The
JetBlue Foundation’s mission is to ignite interest in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and place
aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students, especially those
from communities traditionally underrepresented in the field.
“Swing for Good is our largest charitable fundraising initiative,” said
Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s president and chief executive officer. “With the
help of our crewmembers, customers and business partners, we’re
providing much-needed funds to youth and education non-profits. Helping
our charitable partners continue their great work is just one way we
live our mission of inspiring humanity.”
Swing for Good brings together JetBlue leaders, crewmembers and business
partners to make a difference. The golf classic is held at Bethpage
State Golf Course in Bethpage, N.Y. The campaign raises funds for
charitable organizations focused on youth, education and community – the
core pillars of JetBlue’s corporate social responsibility platform.
Join JetBlue in helping these worthy causes and Bid for Good at charitybuzz.com/support/jetblue.
About Together We Rise
Together We Rise is a non-profit organization comprised of motivated
young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives
of foster children in America, who often find themselves forgotten and
neglected by the public.
DoSomething.org makes the world suck less. One of the largest global
orgs for young people and social change, our 4 million members in 130
countries tackle volunteer campaigns that impact every cause. Poverty.
Discrimination. The environment. And everything else they care about.
Our promise: Any cause, anytime, anywhere. *mic drop*
About The JetBlue Foundation
Founded in 2013, the JetBlue Foundation is committed to supporting
aviation-related education in general and Science Technology Engineering
Mathematics (STEM) in particular. The Foundation empowers and provides
opportunities to underserved students and communities through local and
national education institutions and aviation-related programs. For more
information, please visit www.jetblue.com/inspiringhumanity.
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 32 million customers a year to
97 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
925 daily flights. For more information, please visit JetBlue.com.
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