August 15, 2012
We’re making it even easier for fans to attend our upcoming, exclusive Live From T5 performance by the chart-topping British-Irish male pop vocal group The Wanted on Wednesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. ET. Today only, use promo code THEWANTED while supplies last for 50% off roundtrip flights to New York’s JFK on August 22 with a return the same day or on August 23.
Codes are subject to limited availability, so book at jetblue.com to catch the performance. Customers planning to catch The Wanted’s Live From T5 performance should plan travel times accordingly.
Eager fans wanting to attend The Wanted’s exclusive Live From T5 performance should follow @thewantedmusic for additional chances to win passes. We’re also teamed up with Charitybuzz.com, the leading destination for online charity auctions for an opportunity to meet The Wanted prior to the show. Proceeds for the auction will go to our Swing for Good charitable campaign benefitting KaBOOM! and PBS KIDS. Bidding is available at www.Charitybuzz.com/LivefromT5.
Learn more about the upcoming Live From T5 concert with The Wanted
August 8, 2012
We teamed up with our long-time partners Kaboom! and children from Oakland’s Community School for Creative Education for “design day” on our first Bay Area playground build, which will be later this month. Our team, composed of crewmembers from our Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose stations, joined the important and fun first step in the playground’s development.
We were impressed with the kids’ creativity as the students let their imaginations run wild during the design session. After the crayons were set aside, students presented their individual designs in front of everyone. Kaboom! coordinator, Kristin’s experience with kids and volunteers kept the day’s agenda in order. After the presentation and sticker awards, parents and volunteers from the school along with JetBlue crewmembers were divided into nine committees. The committees’ task included overseeing logistics, acquiring tools, safety, partnership generation, fundraising and volunteer recruitment. The preparation for the actual playground build is an eight-week process culminating on August 18 at 2111 International Blvd in Oakland, CA. Stay tuned for more!
June 21, 2012
Despite the heat, throngs of volunteers turned out yesterday to build a playground at Costa Park in Revere, Massachusetts. The venture was a team effort with our partners at KaBOOM! as well as The Neighborhood Developers and the City of Revere to build our 14th playground.
This is our fourth playground build in Boston and the second built in Costa Park. This past October, we built the 5-12 year olds of Revere a playground; this new play space is for 2-5 year olds. The new playground will provide a safe play space for 500 children. Crewmembers from our station at Boston Logan International Airport, where we’re the largest airline with more than 45 destinations, volunteered our efforts to help build the playground in just one day’s time. We’ve helped to build playgrounds in Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida, Long Island City, New York, Long Beach, California, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Washington D.C., among other cities.
Learn more about our previous playground builds
February 21, 2012
Our A320 soars above the new playground! Captured by our crewmember and photographer Stephen Tornblom
Our first playground build of 2012 took place in Long Beach, California last week Thursday was a great success! More than 200 volunteers, including our Long Beach crewmembers and our community partners at KaBOOM! and elsewhere joined forces to build local kids a safe place to play in just one day!
Check out the below images from the build and vote for the home of our next KaBOOM! playground!
Learn more about our partnership with KaBOOM! and past playground builds.
February 16, 2012
We’re teaming up with long-time partner KaBOOM! to build our 12th playground in 12 years today at the Fairfield Family Branch YMCA in Long Beach, Calif. The playground build began with a kickoff ceremony at 8:30 a.m. PT and the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held when the playground is completed at 2:30 p.m.
A great place to play for school-age kids (ages 5-12) will improve community health, develop children’s social skills and combat childhood obesity. KaBOOM! and JetBlue know that kids play harder and get more exercise when they play in an unstructured way. This playground will provide the perfect space for unstructured play and, given the high number of kids served at the Fairfield YMCA, would be an important part of the solution to the neighborhood’s obesity problem.
Members and nonmembers of the Fairfield Branch will all benefit from its programs and will rally together to make this playground project successful. Hundreds of volunteers have signed up to support this activity. They view the Fairfield Branch as a safe community space that brings together neighborhood children and will donate their time, money and efforts to this project. Through working with its members, parents and volunteers, the Fairfield YMCA’s project planning committee is ready to build a great new place to play.
The playground is the 12th built by KaBOOM! and JetBlue in an effort to fight the play deficit and save play. We’ve helped to build playgrounds in Greater Boston, Massachusetts; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida; and Long Island City, New York, among others.
Learn more about our partnership with KaBOOM! and past playground builds.
October 27, 2011
We’re teaming up with long-time partner KaBOOM! as well as with Revere Neighborhood Developers and the City of Revere to build our 11th playground this Saturday, Oct. 29 at Costa Park in Revere, Massachusetts. The playground build begins with a kickoff ceremony at 8:30 a.m. ET and the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m.
Costa Park, the children’s playground on Shirley Avenue just a few blocks from the Revere Beach T stop, is in need of revitalization. Recognizing this need, we’re partnering with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization dedicated to saving play, and local residents to make the park a place where families, daycares, and schools can feel proud to bring their children to play. When complete, the new playground will provide a safe play space for 500 children. Crewmembers from our Boston station will volunteer their efforts to help build a playground in just one day’s time.
The playground will be the 11th built by us and KaBOOM! in an effort to fight the play deficit and save play. We’ve also helped build playgrounds in Washington D.C., Salt Lake City, Utah, Kissimmee and Orlando, Florida, and Long Island City, New York, among other cities.
Learn more about our previous playground builds and our partnership with KaBOOM!.
June 2, 2011
Yesterday we proudly hosted our second annual Swing for Good Business & Community Breakfast Panel Event at the Eventi Hotel in Manhattan, moderated by Ami Dar, Founder and Executive Director of idealist.org. Panelists included Dave, DoSomething.org CEO and “Chief Old Person” Nancy Lublin and KaBOOM! CEO Darell Hammond. The event focused on the impact companies can make through charitable giving and community involvement.
We prides ourselves on being a service company that goes beyond the airport and has lasting impact on the local community. Our third annual Swing for Good Golf Classic, which takes place on October 6, 2011, is a charitable golf tournament that benefits KaBOOM! and DoSomething.org, our two major national charities.
Among the topics discussed, KaBOOM! and DoSomething.org shared some of the recent programs and initiatives that were made possible by the inaugural JetBlue Swing for Good Golf Classic in 2010. KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to saving play, teamed with us on February 3, 2011, to build our tenth playground together in Kissimmee, Florida.
The 2011 JetBlue Swing for Good Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2011. The event will be held at Bethpage State Park Golf Course with more than 260 participants.
October 12, 2010
We’re pleased to announce the launch of our ‘Bid for Good’ online auction at www.charityfolks.com/jetblue, encouraging folks to bid on trips and unique experiences in each of JetBlue’s 60 destinations today through November 4. Proceeds to benefit KaBOOM!, a not-for-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America; and DoSomething.org, the leading organization for teens and social change in the U.S.
‘Bid for Good’ auction items include: a trip to Boston with a pre-game tour of Fenway Park and the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at the Red Sox game; tickets to Jimmy Kimmel live with VIP access to the Green Room in Los Angeles; the opportunity to meet Tim McGraw and attend an upcoming concert; a meet & greet with Chelsea Handler; VIP tickets to the Today Show; Skybox passes to the Waste Management Phoenix Open; VIP access to Universal Studios; and more!
Last week, we also hosted our second annual Swing for Good Golf Classic at Bethpage State Park, where 264 golfers helped raise more than $225,000 for these organizations. We hope to continue the momentum to raise even more funds this week during the auction.
Bid for Good now!
October 9, 2010
On Thursday we held our second annual Swing for Good Golf Classic at Bethpage State Park Golf Course in Long Island, New York. The day included a host of activities for JetBlue and our Business Partners including a silent auction, a JetBlue challenge shoot-out, a dinner reception, and of course, golf! Monies were raised for KaBOOM!, a not-for-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America and DoSomething.org, an organization that promotes community service among the youth in our country. Stay tuned for more soon!