January 6, 2013
To support this year’s Light Up a Life campaign, our crewmembers at New York’s LaGuardia decorated sweet cases for foster children in collaboration with Together We Rise. This non-profit organization is our new Corporate Social Responsibility partner and focuses on improving the lives of foster children. One way we’re getting involved is through sweet cases, which are made by volunteers and contain the necessities for children who are moved throughout the foster care system often with little or no notice.
December 15, 2012
For our seventh annual Light Up a Life campaign we’re partnering with two fantastic organizations: Together We Rise and Soaringwords. The next few months are all about bringing the holiday spirit to children across the cities we serve, and each year, our crewmembers go above and beyond to bring our airline’s culture of giving to those in need.
Together We Rise is a non-profit organization that works with foster children across the nation. It develops programs and activities to enrich their lives, and also offers one-on-one support. From sports camp and music to mentoring and counseling, Together We Rise aims to help these children feel connected during tough times.
Soaringwords also works with youth, but in the capacity of helping children who suffer from a serious illness—and their families. It’s all about connecting these children and loved ones with volunteers who communicate a “never give up!” attitude. Through creative and educational activities—both in person and online—Soaringwords tries to heal by providing hope and a few laughs.
What we’re doing
For the Light Up a Life season, our crewmembers will be channeling their creative side. In partnership with Together We Rise, we’ll be making Sweet Cases, which are decorative suit cases and duffel bags filled with new supplies (stuffed animals, coloring books, hygiene kits, etc.) for children who are moved around the foster care system, sometimes with little or no notice. Also, just like last year, we’ll be making and delivering SoaringQuilts to children in hospitals.