As JetBlue For Good Month Wraps, Airline Encourages Its Customers and Crewmembers to Keep Up the Good Work Throughout the Year

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) celebrated November as JetBlue For Good Month.
Aligned with the airline’s mission of Inspiring Humanity®,
JetBlue gave back in many meaningful ways in the air, on the ground and
in the community. Throughout this third annual month-long celebration of
volunteerism, JetBlue encouraged its customers and crewmembers to
participate in good deeds and acts of service both big and small.

“The past 30 days of good were a small representation of what JetBlue
does throughout the year,” said Icema Gibbs, director corporate
social responsibility, JetBlue
. “As we enter the season of giving,
we encourage our customers and crewmembers to think about ways to help
their neighbors. From donating loyalty points to make kids’ wishes come
true to volunteering in your communities, all good deeds add up to make
a big impact.”

Earlier this week on #GivingTuesday, JetBlue flew 100 do-gooders to
Destination Good – the Dominican Republic – to partake in four days of
community service. Winners of JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood contest
participated in volunteer projects alongside some of JetBlue’s
crewmembers and non-profit partners in La Romana and Punta Cana.
Projects were aligned with JetBlue For Good’s youth and education,
community and the environment pillars.

“Since I’ve been here, I feel like I’ve made an impact in a way that’s
genuine and respectful. That’s something I was personally mindful of —
coming to someone else’s country. This is an experience for us, but this
is everyday life for the people we are with. I feel very grateful,” said Nexus
Cook, one of JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood winning volunteers.

Partners for the Destination Good trip included the DREAM Project,
Paradisus corporate social responsibility and Fundemar. All-inclusive
accommodations for Destination Good volunteers in the Dominican Republic
were provided by Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana.

“On behalf of all of us at Paradisus, it’s been an honor to work
alongside JetBlue for such a rewarding cause,” Ana Corporan,
sustainable development manager, Paradisus Palma Real. “
This week’s
events helped shine a light on how important it is for us to give our
partners and guests the opportunity to give back to our local
communities. We’re looking forward to providing our guests with more of
these rewarding opportunities with Paradisus’ Volunteer Vacations in
2019.”

A recap of additional JetBlue For Good Month activities include:

  • Community Connection – JetBlue crewmembers gave back to a
    variety of causes and nonprofits throughout JetBlue’s 100+ cities in
    the U.S., Latin America and Caribbean and logged more than 5,000
    volunteer hours in November.
  • #CheckInForGood – As a precursor to JetBlue For Good Month, the
    mission-driven airline launched its second #CheckInForGood
    contest
    in October, inviting U.S. customers to enter for the
    chance to roll up their sleeves and volunteer with JetBlue and its
    non-profit partners in Destination Good – an undisclosed mystery
    location later revealed as the Dominican Republic. The contest
    received more than 40,000 entries from customers who were eager to
    join JetBlue in doing good.
  • New JetBlue For Good Livery – JetBlue took its mission of
    Inspiring Humanity® to new heights with its aircraft
    dedicated to good. Destination Good volunteers arrived at New York’s
    JFK International Airport and were surprised with the reveal of the
    location just moments before boarding JetBlue’s newest special livery.
    The JetBlue For Good plane celebrates the hundreds of thousands of
    hours crewmembers have dedicated to giving back and was designed to
    inspire customers and crewmembers to think about what they can do to
    make their community a better place. The livery depicts crewmembers
    peeling back a curtain to reveal an array of illustrations symbolizing
    the airline’s unique culture and causes JetBlue customers and
    crewmember are passionate about.
  • JetBlue For Good Grants – To kick-off JetBlue For Good Month,
    JetBlue announced a contest for nonprofits to enter for a chance to
    win $25,000 to continue their good work. More than 5,300 entries were
    received and JetBlue selected three charities aligned with JetBlue For
    Good’s pillars. JetBlue provided $75,000 in grants to Behind the Book
    in New York City; Detroit Public Safety Foundation’s Sisterhood: No
    Boundaries Program; and Heal The Planet in Fort Lauderdale.
  • World Kindness Day On this day celebrating the best of
    humanity, crewmembers in JetBlue’s focus cities joined forces to
    spread some kindness. More than 200 customers and crewmembers in New
    York and Boston helped decorate and assemble 750 “sweet case”
    suitcases for children in the foster care system. Crewmembers in south
    Florida hosted a food drive for neighbors in need, while
    crewmembers in San Juan, Puerto Rico handed out special JetBlue For
    Good gift bags, and happy Kindness Day cards to customers. Also as a
    surprise and delight, JetBlue handed out more than 2,000 kindness
    goodie bags.
  • Swing For Good Funds Distributed to Three Youth-Focused Charities
    JetBlue distributed $1 million to three youth and education-focused
    charities. Funds were raised in October by JetBlue’s business
    partners, customers and crewmembers through the airline’s annual Swing
    For Good Golf Classic and Bid For Good online auction. Grants were
    provided to Feeding Children Everywhere, Together We Rise and the
    JetBlue Foundation. Since 2008, JetBlue’s Swing for Good initiative
    has raised nearly $7 million to benefit charities.
  • Encouraging STEM Education – The airline partnered with the Florida
    Panthers
    to celebrate students enrolled in the EverFi Future Goals
    STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Program. JetBlue also
    sponsored the “STEM Matters NYC Career Day” for NYC public high school
    students interested in STEM career opportunities. The JetBlue
    Foundation, JetBlue Equals, as well as the airline’s Women in Flight
    crewmember resource group also hosted more than 60 girls for the
    first-ever Fly Like a Girl event in Orlando to introduce local girls
    to careers in aviation.
  • 100x35JetBlue Supporting Long-Term Recovery in the Caribbean
    The JetBlue
    Foundation
    provided $135,000 in grants and in-kind support to STEM
    initiatives helping to power recovery in Puerto Rico including Ciencia
    Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
    and the Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute.
  • Helping Communities in Need – JetBlue activated its Community
    Relief and Recovery Fund
    to support customers and crewmembers
    during the California wildfires. Proceeds will benefit Americares and
    the American
    Red Cross
    . JetBlue also provided the California Fire Foundation
    with an immediate grant to purchase community necessities.

Want to get in on the good? – If you’d like to join
JetBlue in doing good, TrueBlue loyalty members can donate points to a
variety of charities and causes through the TrueBlue Points Donation
Platform. Join JetBlue in supporting causes and nonprofits such as
DoSomething.org, KaBOOM!, the JetBlue Foundation and Make-A-Wish. When
members donate points, they go directly to the selected charity, and
each charity may use the points for travel for their organization. For
example, since 2012 JetBlue has donated more than 23 million TrueBlue
points to Make-A-Wish to help create live-changing wishes for children
battling critical illnesses. For more information or to donate points
visit jetblue.com/donate.

JetBlue For Good — 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.

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 $3.1 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.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier
in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando,
and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million customers a year to
100+ cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of
1,000 daily flights. For more information please visit jetblue.com.

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