I’m excited to announce that only two weeks after the launch of Southwest’s Tickets for Time (T4T) Employee volunteer incentive program, we distributed the first set of complimentary, roundtrip tickets to a very deserving organization: Light House shelter of Annapolis.
We know that our Employees do so much for so many organizations and T4T is a great way for Southwest to applaud and encourage Employee volunteerism. For every 40 hours registered in the Share the Spirit database by Employees who have volunteered for an organization, that benefitting nonprofit organization is eligible to receive one complimentary, roundtrip ticket on Southwest Airlines for fund-raising or transportation needs. A nonprofit organization may receive up to six tickets a year.
I asked a representative of the Light House shelter to share with us a little bit about the organization, its relationship with Southwest and about how the complimentary tickets will benefit the Light House shelter.
We look forward to distributing many more tickets to nonprofit organizations through this great program!
Light House shelter of Annapolis
We are so excited to be the first recipients of the T4T airline tickets! Four Local Southwest Airline employees recently collected over 500 men, women and children’s coats and distributed them to three local charities. The Light House shelter in Annapolis, Maryland was the recipient of over 130 coats.
As part of their Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Culture Committee, Patricia Grimaldi and Carol Henderson both of Annapolis and Robert Baker, from Baltimore, decided to coordinate a national coat drive through the Southwest Airlines Inflight Office in Baltimore to help local missions. The coats were donated by Southwest Airlines Employees from across the country and collected at the BWI Southwest Pilot Lounge, Operations Department, Customer Service and Inflight Offices at BWI.
They arrived with box loads of coats – all sorted by size and gender – in a U-Haul van. The SW folks were actually able to see firsthand the residents trying the coats on and how excited they were to receive them. There really are no words to describe the feeling as they tried them on. You should have seen the smiles on their faces!!
What an amazing program Southwest has ….it is so important in these difficult times to remember to give back, and you guys are doing just that!
The tickets that we will be receiving will be used as a raffle at our Benefit Bash next week…and the money raised will be going directly to the shelter!
The Light House shelter in Annapolis, Maryland serves as a beacon of hope to Anne Arundel County's most fragile neighbors. For over two decades we have been steadfast in our mission of rebuilding lives with service and compassion by providing shelter, preventing homelessness and empowering people in Anne Arundel County as they work to become self-sufficient.