JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Pilot Program Launch in Washington, D.C.

JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Pilot Program Launch in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:30am

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On Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Robert Griffin III (RGIII) joined JetBlue in Washington, D.C. to kick off the airline ’s summer reading initiative Soar with Reading. RGIII helped the award-winning program celebrate its 5th anniversary and launch its pilot program, which will put three customized, one-of-a-kind book vending machines at select locations throughout Southeast, DC to provide free books to kids in the area. DC was selected to receive these vending machines as a result of a study commissioned by JetBlue that found Anacostia to be a book desert, where kids and families have little or no access to purchase age-appropriate books. Since 2011, JetBlue ’s Soar with Reading has donated over $1,250,000 worth of books to kids and communities in need.

Images: by John Spaulding / AP Images for JetBlues Soar with Reading Program

 

About CSR at JetBlue: 

JetBlue’s mission it to inspire humanity. This means displaying caring actions both in the air as well as on the ground in the communities we serve. As a responsible corporate citizen, JetBlue works with a variety of nonprofit partners to make a difference in the communities it serves. This commitment to inspire humanity is how the airline conducts business every day. JetBlue works hand-in-hand with local, national and global organizations, connecting communities within its areas of commitment: youth and education; community and the environment.

Learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility at JetBlue here

 

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