As the airline with Heart, we invited our Employees, Customers and friends to join us in inspiring One Million Acts of Kindness. You answered the call! Communities came together to plant trees. Neighbors checked on each other. Employees celebrated each other’s accomplishments.
To celebrate reaching our goal, we gave away one million dollars’ worth of travel awards to nonprofits doing great work in the communities they serve. See the winning organizations below.
Total Acts of Kindness*
*As of October 31, 2021
We were honored to review submissions from over 2,500 organizations who are spreading kindness in their communities each and every day. Thank you to everyone that entered and for the incredible work you’re doing to put your heart in action.
Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu (YMCA of Honolulu)
The Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu (ASYMCA) enhances the lives of over 50,000 military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life. The ASYMCA is committed to serving Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and Space Force.
Visit Armed Services YMCA of Honolulu (YMCA of Honolulu)'s website at https://www.asymca.org/honolulu-hi.
Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings and Angel Flight Educational Fund
The Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings and Angel Flight Educational Fund strengthens members by offering unique opportunities for practical experience, community service, education, and professional growth to build military and civilian servant leaders.
Visit Arnold Air Society, Silver Wings and Angel Flight Educational Fund's website at https://aas-sw.org/asef/.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County
Oak Harbor, WA
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is to create and support one to one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County's website at https://bbbsislandcounty.org/.
Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation
The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks, partnering with law enforcement and youth service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives.
Visit Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation's website at https://www.ripkenfoundation.org/.
Canine Companions for Independence
Santa Rosa, CA
Canine Companions for Independence provides expertly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities completely free of charge.
Visit Canine Companions for Independence's website at https://canine.org/.
Chi Alpha at The University of Virginia
Chi Alpha at UVA is a passionately devoted, diverse, missional community.
Visit Chi Alpha at The University of Virginia's website at https://www.xaatuva.com/.
Children's Flight of Hope
Children’s Flight of Hope provides flights to specialized medical care for children in need.
Visit Children's Flight of Hope's website at https://childrensflightofhope.org/.
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Inc.
The mission of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) is to provide the highest level and quality of pediatric care throughout southeast Virginia, the Eastern Shore, and northeast North Carolina through a variety of inpatient and outpatient services provided in the main Norfolk hospital as well as outpatient locations across Hampton Roads.
Visit Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Inc.'s website at https://www.chkd.org/.
Colorado Orthodontic Foundation
The Colorado Orthodontic Foundation (COF) partners with doctors to provide orthodontic treatment and education for families that cannot otherwise afford orthodontic health care. Formed by a group of business leaders and orthodontic professionals, the Colorado Orthodontic Foundation exists to assist underprivileged children and families in benefiting from orthodontic care.
Visit Colorado Orthodontic Foundation's website at https://coloradoorthodonticfoundation.org/.
Connecting Point of Park Cities
Connecting Point of Park Cities provides an inclusive day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) by fostering independence through impactful educational, social, recreational, and vocational initiatives.
Visit Connecting Point of Park Cities' website at https://www.mycppc.org/.
Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.
The Cornerstone Foundation's mission is to keep all people safe, fed, housed and clothed. We provide help to the community with a soup kitchen, three shelters, a food pantry, clothing bank, youth/outreach center and many vital annual initiatives.
Visit Cornerstone Foundation, Inc.'s website at https://www.cornerstone-cares.org/.
Diversity Center (Santa Cruz Lesbian & Gay Community Center)
Santa Cruz, CA
The mission of the Diversity Center (Santa Cruz Lesbian & Gay Community Center) is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Visit Diversity Center (Santa Cruz Lesbian & Gay Community Center)'s website at https://www.diversitycenter.org/about.
Ed Reed Foundation (Players Philanthropy Fund)
The Ed Reed Foundation (Players Philanthropy Fund) provides character-building opportunities by inspiring at-risk youth with athletic initiatives founded in mentorship, leadership, and exposure to new environments.
Visit Ed Reed Foundation (Players Philanthropy Fund)'s website at https://www.edreedfoundation.org/.
Florida Literacy Coalition
The Florida Literacy Coalition promotes, supports and advocates for the effective delivery of quality adult and family literacy services in the state of Florida.
Visit Florida Literacy Coalition's website at https://floridaliteracy.org/.
Friends Foundation (Friends of Emmaus)
The organization is 100% volunteer driven and all monies raised are dedicated to provide for the needs and enjoyment for developmentally and intellectually challenged clients in Franklin and Warren County.
Visit Friends Foundation (Friends of Emmaus)'s website at https://friendsfoundation.net/our/.
Friends of Madison County Child Advocacy Center
St. Louis, MO
The mission of the Madison County Child Advocacy Center is to provide a professional and child-friendly environment to assist in the investigation of allegations of child abuse, provide access to services and treatment for victims and their families and raise awareness within the community.
Visit Friends of Madison County Child Advocacy Center's website at https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/child_advocacy_center/index.php.
Give Kids The World Village
Give Kids The World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort in Orlando that provides critically ill children and their families with magical weeklong wish vacations at no cost. Give Kids The World's goal is to create the happiness that inspires hope for wish families, while enriching and enhancing the lives of those who live and work in the community through meaningful, purposeful and rewarding volunteer experiences.
Visit Give Kids The World Village's website at https://www.gktw.org/.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., was created for the purpose of rescuing, raising, training and donating medical service/assistance dogs to mentally and/or physically impaired individuals to provide assistance, independence and improve the quality of life of both the recipient and the dog.
Visit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.'s website at https://www.medicalservicedogs.org/.
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Visit Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley's website at https://www.habitatebsv.org/.
Healing Odyssey, Inc.
Lake Forest, CA
Healing Odyssey, Inc. empowers women cancer survivors to be strong, hopeful, and courageous through innovative and active education and support programs.
Visit Healing Odyssey, Inc.'s website at https://healingodyssey.net/.
San Francisco, CA
HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes lives for people in need. HealthRIGHT 360 accomplishes this by providing compassionate, integrated care that includes primary medical, mental health, substance use disorder treatment and re-entry services.
Visit HealthRIGHT 360's website at https://www.healthright360.org/.
Hearts for Homes
Hearts for Homes aims to improve living conditions for low-income Denton County senior homeowners aged 60 and older.
Visit Hearts for Homes' website at https://www.heartsforhomes.org/.
HELP of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
HELP of Southern Nevada assists families and individuals throughout Southern Nevada to overcome barriers and attain self-sufficiency through direct services, training and referral to community resources.
Visit HELP of Southern Nevada's website at https://www.helpsonv.org/.
Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation
The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation treats families to WOW! Experiences®, giving children who will lose their Mom or Dad to cancer a timeout to create indispensable memories as a family... while they can.
Visit Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation's website at https://www.jajf.org/.
LIFEDesigns, Inc. partners with and promotes independence for people with disabilities. The organization's core services are providing individual staff to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aimed at increasing the level of independence for each person with focus on improving life skills, employment skills, and social skills.
Visit LIFEDesigns, Inc.'s website at https://lifedesignsinc.org/.
Lincoln Hills Care
Lincoln Hills Cares develops the next generation of young leaders through outdoor education and recreation, cultural history exploration and workforce advancement. The organization's programs empower youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity due to economic, social or family circumstances.
Visit Lincoln Hills Cares' website at http://lincolnhillscares.org/.
Med Center Health Foundation (Commonwealth Health Foundation)
Bowling Green, KY
Med Center Health Foundation builds relationships that inspire charitable giving from community philanthropists, foundations and organizations. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Med Center Health and carries out its mission to care for people and improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.
Visit Med Center Health Foundation (Commonwealth Health Foundation)'s website at https://medcenterhealth.org/foundation/.
Las Vegas, NV
Miracle Flights provides free commercial flights to those in need of life-changing medical care not found in their local communities.
Visit Miracle Flights' website at https://miracleflights.org/.
Mission Centers of Houston
Through hunger relief and educational programs, Mission Centers of Houston provides for the physical and spiritual needs of people living in under-resourced communities in the inner city of Houston.
Visit Mission Centers of Houston's website at https://missioncenters.org/.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV
Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc.'s (NHSSN) purpose is to provide affordable housing, homeownership, education, and neighborhood revitalization in targeted areas throughout Southern Nevada to low-and-moderate-income individuals and families.
Visit Neighborhood Housing Services of Southern Nevada, Inc.'s website at https://nwsn.org/.
Open Door Sports Inc.
Open Door Sports Inc. provides quality sports programs, leadership opportunities and positive experiences to underserved communities, specifically children with disabilities and kids from low-income homes.
Visit Open Door Sports Inc.'s website at https://www.opendoorsports.org/.
Patient Airlift Services
PALS provides free flights and aims to alleviate transportation barriers that create a financial burden for families in need so they can focus on medical care and treatment.
Visit Patient Airlift Services' website at https://palservices.org/.
Peralta Colleges Foundation
The Peralta Colleges Foundation enhances the intellectual, cultural, and educational needs of their students, faculty and staff, by providing scholarships, supporting the professional development of faculty and staff, and fostering innovation in the educational programs.
Visit Peralta Colleges Foundation's website at https://peraltafoundation.org/.
Port Aransas Education Foundation
Port Aransas, TX
The Port Aransas Education Foundation is committed to actively seeking community support to promote educational excellence within the Port Aransas Independent School District.
Visit Port Aransas Education Foundation's website at https://paisdfoundation.org/.
Road Trip Home Animal Rescue, Inc.
Road Trip Home's (RTH's) mission as an animal rescue transport group is to save companion animals from life threatening situations and transport them to shelters in the Northeast where they can be adopted and begin new safe lives that allow them to bond with and enrich the lives of their adoptive families.
Visit Road Trip Home Animal Rescue, Inc.'s website at https://www.roadtriphome.org/.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vega
Las Vegas, NV
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is to create and support programs that directly improve the health, education, and well-being of children in our community.
Visit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas' website at https://rmhlv.org/.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana is to provide the home and support that allows families to stay together while they focus on the healing of their sick children at a critical time.
Visit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana's website at https://rmhc-kentuckiana.org/about-us/.
Seeing Higher's mission is to make college visits more accessible, particularly for students from low-income, rural, or first-generation backgrounds, so that these students will gain additional knowledge about college opportunities and make more informed decisions about their future paths, including but not limited to college.
Visit Seeing Higher's website at https://www.seeinghigher.org/.
Share the Care, Inc.
The mission of Share the Care, Inc. is to support family caregivers, enabling them to maintain their family member at home and delay or eliminate the need for institutional care. Share the Care has faithfully served family caregivers in Central Florida for over 30 years. This support includes four adult day care centers, respite care, in-home caregiver counseling, and support groups.
Visit Share the Care, Inc.'s website at https://www.helpforcaregivers.org/.
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Grass Valley, CA
The Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation touches and saves lives every day by helping Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital deliver superior healthcare through outreach programs, education, state-of-the-art technology and facilities by means of philanthropy and volunteerism.
Visit Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation's website at https://supportsierranevada.org/.
SpoofDawg to the Rescue Inc.
Orange County, CA
SpoofDawg bridges the gap between pet supplies and small animal rescue organizations, providing supplies free of charge. SpoofDawg to the Rescue also assists rescue organizations with donated emergency food and supplies during disasters including California wildfires, earthquakes, and the pandemic.
Visit SpoofDawg to the Rescue Inc.'s website at https://spoofdawgrescue.org/.
Success 1st works to educate, encourage and equip youths to achieve positive outcomes by making healthy decisions.
Visit Success 1st's website at https://www.success1st.org/.
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)
San Diego, CA
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted service members, recently discharged enlisted Veterans, and their families facing financial crisis through counseling, education, and grants.
Visit Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)'s website at https://www.teamstepusa.org/.
The HUGS Foundation, Inc.
The HUGS Foundation provides free surgery to children and adolescents suffering from facial deformities with the goal of helping transform lives. HUGS affords children intangible opportunities for a more normal life that otherwise would be beyond their grasp.
Visit The HUGS Foundation, Inc.'s website at https://helpusgivesmiles.org/help-us/.
The Russell Home for Atypical Children
The principal objective for The Russell Home for Atypical Children is to maintain a home atmosphere for children and adults with the mental capacity of children, whose handicaps prevent their independent functioning in the community. The Russell Home provides round the clock specialized care in a loving, home atmosphere which is so vital to their special needs, free of charge to all families.
Visit The Russell Home for Atypical Children's website at https://russellhome.org/.
The WunderGlo Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
The WunderGlo Foundation strives to save lives and support cancer warriors everywhere by raising funds for colon cancer research, promoting awareness about prevention of and treatment for colon cancer, and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Through its efforts, the WunderGlo Foundation weeks to empower and inspire those fighting the disease and those finding ways to eradicate it.
Visit The WunderGlo Foundation's website at https://wunderglofoundation.org/.
Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)
TIHAN provides community resources and caring support so that people with HIV can live well. Through education, we work to encourage everyone to get tested, get involved, and reduce the stigma of HIV.
Visit Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN)'s website at https://tihan.org/.
United in Autism (DBA Labeled & Loved)
The mission of United in Autism (DBA Labeled & Loved) is to embrace and strengthen families with special needs by providing connective experiences and educational resources igniting personal growth and systemic change within the community.
Visit United in Autism (DBA Labeled & Loved)'s website at https://www.labeledandloved.org/.
Victory Therapy Center
Victory Therapy Center cares for the physical, mental, and emotional needs of children, adults, veterans, and their families through the healing power of horses.
Visit Victory Therapy Center's website at https://victorytherapy.org/.
Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Inc
Wheelchairs 4 Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities.
Visit Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Inc's website at https://wheelchairs4kids.org/.
Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF)
WAIF’s Mission is to protect companion animals, provide compassionate care, advocate for their welfare and positively promote the human-animal connection.
Visit Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF)'s website at https://waifanimals.org/.
Young Hearts Foundation
The Young Hearts Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of young people affected by life-altering or long-term illness. Through raising funds for medical research, providing support for families affected, and raising awareness, The Young Hearts Foundation strives to encourage a community of volunteers to better the lives of young people across the country.
Visit Young Hearts Foundation's website at https://www.youngheartsfoundation.org/.
Heart in Action.
You can show your Heart and make a difference in the lives of the people around you by committing to small Acts of Kindness each and every day. Take the pledge below to help us make the world a better place — one Act of Kindness at a time.
I pledge to spark Acts of Kindness
One at a time, sprinkling compassion around the world.
I will practice Hospitality, making people feel welcomed, cared for, and appreciated.
I will treat others with courtesy, politeness, and respect.
I will do little things, because little things make a big difference.
I commit to putting my Heart in Action, sharing a smile and a little bit of love to make someone’s day a little brighter.
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