As part of our celebration as we launch service to our 75th BlueCity Providence, Rhode Island, and to further give back to the communities we serve, we’re hosting a special book drive tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 30, in support of the Providence-based Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Read to Me Program. The book drive location, which will remain a mystery until tomorrow morning at 11 a.m., will be revealed on our Twitter page @JetBlue. For those that show up at the event dressed like a Floridian, with three new or very gently used books for donation, JetBlue will be on hand with some great giveaways, including travel certificates and flight discounts for travel from Providence.
In particular, the hospital could use board books (pre-school) and also picture books, young reader and middle reader categories.
We also donated seats on today’s inaugural to Orlando in support of Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a Central Florida non-profit “storybook” resort that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses by providing their families week-long, cost-free Orlando dream vacations. Two wish families from Providence will join the celebration and travel to the Village. In addition, 30 employees from Rhode Island-based branded play company Hasbro, Inc. are traveling with the group to volunteer their time at the Village. They will be met by our Orlando-based crewmembers who will also give back to this great cause.
Stay tuned to @JetBlue tomorrow morning for the location of the book drive!