Many Different Ways to Give
At Southwest, we follow The Golden Rule and treat others with respect. We aim to do that through our everyday actions and our legacy of giving. In addition to all the charities we support as a Company, here are examples of some additional programs that we champion:
- Medical Transportation Grants. In 2016, we gave $3.2 million in free transportation to nearly 100 hospitals and medical transportation organizations for patients and families in need.31
- Tickets for Time. For every 40 hours our Employees volunteer for a nonprofit organization, the benefitting organization is eligible to receive one complimentary roundtrip ticket on Southwest for fundraising or transportation needs. In 2016, Employees earned nonprofits 2,252 tickets, equivalent to almost $1 million in donated travel.31
- Southwest Airlines Employees Catastrophic Assistance Charity (SWAECAC). Employees donated more than $1.2 million in payroll contributions to the SWAECAC, which offers support to Southwest Employees suffering financial hardships resulting from a catastrophic event in their lives.
We also gave of ourselves by volunteering at organizations throughout the Southwest system.