Yesterday, crewmembers from our Corporate Social Responsibility and Finance teams delivered 50 “Sweet Cases” and hosted a special celebration for foster children at the Graham Windham child welfare agency in Bronx, NY. These “Sweet Cases” were decorated by crewmembers from our Long Island City support center. “Sweet Cases” are decorative suit cases and duffle bags filled with stuffed animals, coloring books, hygiene kits and other items for children ages 4-10.
During January and February, crewmembers throughout JetBlue’s network will personally design and deliver close to 2,000 “Sweet Cases” with community partner Together We Rise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in the foster care system. On average children in the foster care system receive three different placements during their youth. Many times, they have to move with little or no notice and are often forced to pack their belongings in trash bags. Together We Rise, created “Sweet Cases” to provide these children with suit cases of their very own. Simple things such as a suitcase for their belongings can provide a child with a small sense of normalcy and really help their self-esteem.