Santo Domingo.- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) continues its partnership in the Dominican Republic with the DREAM (www.dominicandream.org) to provide support to communities where it flies.
JetBlue and DREAM participated for the third consecutive year, in a new community service project named Community Connection. This event gathered its crew and JetBlue trading partners around the country - as well as the directors of the airline in New York - with local public schools for a day of service, fun and appreciation.
This year, JetBlue and DREAM traveled to the Trinamoya School in San Jose de Las Matas, Paraguay City School in Santo Domingo and the Francisco Salazar in Higuey, to donate laptops, free tickets and books of the program Soar with Reading (www.soarwithreading.com).
DREAM managed technology and geography workshops with donations, while JetBlue crew met students and formed a new bond and friendship. Also, with the participation of Julio Lugo, of the Boston Red Sox, Lynn Lieggi, and Miss Dominican Republic beauty pageant finalists Alondra Peña, Carolyn Hawa and Carlina Duran.
After a day of service in San Jose de Las Matas, the Director of the School Trinamoya, Jorge Luis Lopez Espinal said: "What we really appreciate is that a company as large as JetBlue takes the time to invest in the communities where their customers live. Companies such as those do not come as often and we want to thank them for its support to the community for participating in the development of our children. It is an honor to be part of this great initiative."
DREAM Development Director Jonathan Wunderlich made ??it clear that JetBlue’s corporate involvement sets an example in the country. "I believe our partnership with JetBlue illustrates what can be achieved with corporate responsibility. Now is the time to create a culture of corporate responsibility more actively in the Dominican Republic, where major companies take their leadership to the next level. Considering the great need for quality education, this is a perfect way to do it. Also, we would like to thank Julio, Lynn, Alondra, Carolyn and Carlina for their time and dedication to the project."