Saturday, May 15, 2010

Virign America Combines Flying With Philanthropy and Volunteering

While I promised not to make comments about my flight experience on different airlines, I cannot resist giving Virgin America a huge thumbs up for the service and for their philanthropy. How could I not love the lavender interior and lighting (my favorite color) as well as the touch screens that give me the opportunity to choose from dozens of movies and recording artists, order on demand food, as well as the opportunity to learn about and donate to Virgin America's favorite charities. 

Virgin America makes it easy to engage their customers in their philanthropy.With a touch on the screen and a swipe of a credit card, a customer can donate to Haiti relief, the CA State Parks Foundation or SF Animal Care and Control .With a touch and a swipe a flier could also give to to offset the environmental impact of their flight. 

The screen provides great visuals to also learn more about their philanthropy. When I touched their icon on the screen I learned that Virgin America partners with the non-profit, 2 Life 18 Foundation  and helps them send 40,00 lbs of medicine, medical equipment and food. I also learned that Virgin America employees volunteer on Earth Day with the CA State Parks Foundation to help restore our state parks and that employees volunteer to help escort rescued pups to New York that need adoption.

Virgin America is based in San Francisco,CA and has a commitment to support other community organizations that are in alignment with their values. You can read about their other community programs on the Virgin America Community Site. 

Virgin America cares about their customers and their community, and they make it easy for the customers to care and help also.

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