Thanks a million+, American Airlines Champions for Children!

March 7, 2011

By

Krista Schmidt

Thanks to the dedication of American Airlines (AA) employee volunteers and the generosity of AA customers, UNICEF's Change for Good Program on American Airlines, proudly supported by Airline Ambassadors International, reaches new heights! On Wednesday, March 9 at 10 am, travelers can join with AA in a special "Thanks a Million+" celebration at New York's JFK Airport in Terminal 8 to commemorate this milestone fundraising achievement. AA will treat its customers to giveaways and have a special ceremony to extend its thanks and recognition to customers and employees for raising a record-breaking $1.6+ million for UNICEF in 2010.

Thanks to the dedication of American Airlines (AA) employee volunteers and the generosity of AA customers, UNICEF's Change for Good Program on American Airlines, proudly supported by Airline Ambassadors International, reaches new heights! On Wednesday, March 9 at 10 am, travelers can join with AA in a special "Thanks a Million+" celebration at New York's JFK Airport in Terminal 8 to commemorate this milestone fundraising achievement. AA will treat its customers to giveaways and have a special ceremony to extend its thanks and recognition to customers and employees for raising a record-breaking $1.6+ million for UNICEF in 2010.

Krista Schmidt is a senior officer for Corporate Partnerships at the U.S. Fund.

Thanks to the dedication of American Airlines (AA) employee volunteers and the generosity of AA customers, UNICEF's Change for Good Program on American Airlines, proudly supported by Airline Ambassadors International, reaches new heights!

On Wednesday, March 9 at 10 am, travelers can join with AA in a special "Thanks a Million+" celebration at New York's JFK Airport in Terminal 8 to commemorate this milestone fundraising achievement.  AA will treat its customers to giveaways and have a special ceremony to extend its thanks and recognition to customers and employees for raising a record-breaking $1.6+ million for UNICEF in 2010.

 

Champion for Children, Amy Cedarburg and student at St. Luke Methodist Primary School in Belize City, Belize.
Amy Cedarburg for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF/2010
Champion for Children, Amy Cedarburg and student at St. Luke Methodist Primary School in Belize City, Belize.

 

UNICEF's Change for Good program on American Airlines began in 1994 and today engages over 2,100 volunteer employees known as "Champions for Children."  Pound by pound, peso by peso, Champions collect donations from generous AA customers onboard select international flights and at Admirals Clubs worldwide to support UNICEF's lifesaving program for children around the world.  Since the program began, over $6 million has been collected to help UNICEF save children's lives.  In this employee-led, grassroots program, it is truly the passion and dedication of the Champions-primarily made up of flight attendants and Admirals Club staff who actively choose to volunteer their time while on the job-that make this program so successful. 

The funds collected in 2010 are being directed to support UNICEF's programs for children impacted by the devastating earthquake in Haiti, children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Latin America, and to support additional programs for children around the world.

To all Champions for Children and AA customers:  on behalf of all of the children's lives you are helping UNICEF save and improve each and every day, Thanks a Million+!

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