JetBlue’s Technical Operations Team Builds Bikes for Kids in Foster Care

JetBlue For Good

Last month, JetBlue honored the memory of Charles E. Taylor, the father of aviation maintenance, with celebrations at its 11 maintenance facilities and New York City Support Center. In the second annual JetBlue For Good Bike Build, JetBlue’s Technical Operations and Corporate Social Responsibility teams partnered to build 275 bikes that were donated to children in the foster care system. JetBlue crewmembers are aiming to build and donate 500 bikes next year.

 

In partnership with Together We Rise, a non-profit organization led by young adults who were formerly in foster care, the bikes were delivered to local foster care charities throughout the airline’s network. Together We Rise focuses on transforming the way youth navigate America’s foster care system. Check out a video and photos of the festivities.
About JetBlue For Good

JetBlue For Good is JetBlue’s platform for social impact and corporate responsibility. Giving back is part of JetBlue’s DNA and is core to its mission of inspiring humanity. Centered around volunteerism and service, JetBlue For Good focuses on the areas that are most important to the airline’s customers and crewmembers – Community, Youth/Education and the Environment.

Crewmembers work on assembling a bike
Crewmembers work on assembling a bike

JetBlue’s core programs and partnerships directly impact the areas where its customers and crewmembers live and work by enhancing education and providing access to those that are traditionally underserved. Signature programs include the award-winning Soar with Reading initiative which has provided more than $2.25 million worth of books to kids who need them most; Blue Horizons For Autism which helps introduce air travel in a realistic environment to families and children affected by autism; and Swing For Good which raises funds for education and youth focused non-profits. Join the #JetBlueForGood conversation on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, check for regular updates and get involved.