Thanks a million, American Airlines Champions for Children!

March 3, 2010

By

Krista Schmidt

The continued passion, dedication and enthusiasm surrounding the Change for Good® program on American Airlines has really made the program "take off."

The numbers speak for themselves! In 2009, more than $1.2 million in spare foreign and domestic currency was collected by dedicated Flight Attendants onboard select international AA flights and at Admirals Club locations worldwide from generous AA customers " funds that will go to help UNICEF provide lifesaving services and supplies to some of the world's most vulnerable children. In fact, more donations were collected in 2009 than in any other year of the 15-year history of Change for Good on American Airlines, greatly exceeding the 2009 goal. Click here to read the press release announcing this milestone achievement.

The continued passion, dedication and enthusiasm surrounding the Change for Good® program on American Airlines has really made the program "take off."

The numbers speak for themselves! In 2009, more than $1.2 million in spare foreign and domestic currency was collected by dedicated Flight Attendants onboard select international AA flights and at Admirals Club locations worldwide from generous AA customers " funds that will go to help UNICEF provide lifesaving services and supplies to some of the world's most vulnerable children. In fact, more donations were collected in 2009 than in any other year of the 15-year history of Change for Good on American Airlines, greatly exceeding the 2009 goal. Click here to read the press release announcing this milestone achievement.

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The continued passion, dedication and enthusiasm surrounding the Change for Good® program on American Airlines has really made the program "take off."

The numbers speak for themselves! In 2009, more than $1.2 million in spare foreign and domestic currency was collected by dedicated flight attendants onboard select international AA flights and at Admirals Club locations worldwide from generous AA customers " funds that will go to help UNICEF provide lifesaving services and supplies to some of the world's most vulnerable children. In fact, more donations were collected in 2009 than in any other year of the 15-year history of Change for Good on American Airlines, greatly exceeding the 2009 goal. Read more about AA's milestone achievement.

 

Champions for Children volunteers witness first-hand the impact their funds are having in the lives of children in Honduras during a 2009 UNICEF field visit.
 
Champions for Children volunteers witness first-hand the impact their funds are having in the lives of children in Honduras during a 2009 UNICEF field visit.

 

Adding to this impressive achievement, all funds collected through Change for Good on AA in January and February will be directed to UNICEF's relief, recovery, and rebuilding work for children in Haiti.

The force " and success " behind this incredible employee-led grassroots program lies within the dedicated, passionate employees at American Airlines " primarily flight attendants and Admirals Club agents " who actively choose to help UNICEF save children's lives by volunteering for UNICEF's Change for Good program on AA. These "Champions for Children" who number nearly 2,000, volunteer their time while on the job to help UNICEF make a difference in the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.

Airline Ambassadors International (AAI), a humanitarian organization founded by American Airlines flight attendants, is a proud supporter of Change for Good on AA and leads the effort to recruit the Champions for Children who make the program happen by encouraging AA customers to get involved.

 

Change for Good program received Honorable Recognition in the Employee Relations category in the 2009 PR News' Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
 
Terrell Lee, a Nashville Admirals Club representative, Craig Jordan, an AA Flight Services representative, and Norma Kaehler with AA Government Affairs attended February 24, 2010, PR News' CSR Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

 

In fact, American Airlines and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF were selected as finalists for the 2009 PR News' Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Champions for Children representatives attended the awards luncheon in Washington, DC, on February 24th where the Change for Good program received Honorable Recognition in the Employee Relations category.

Hooray, Change for Good on American Airlines! And here's to an even more successful year in 2010!

Want more info? Visit www.unicefusa.org/changeforgood, www.aa.com/unicef and www.airlineamb.org.