For Christmas 1985, Southwest filled giant six-foot stockings with toys and games to be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses throughout our system. The gifts included toys and games for those in need, and helped brighten the holiday season for those less fortunate. In addition, each Southwest department was also provided an additional stocking to support a charitable organization of their choosing.
In Corpus Christi, Ticket Agents Deanna Huff and Diane Reeves present a stocking at the Ada Wilson Hospital for Children.
In Albuquerque, Agents Frank Stockton and Mike Sanchez visited the Carrie Tingley Hospital with their stocking.
In Houston, the Shriners Hospital benefited from the generous gifts, made possible by the local Employees of Southwest.
The legacy of giving back remains strong at Southwest today. In 2014 alone, more than $20 million corporate monetary, in-kind, and ticket donations were made to our communities around the country.