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jetBlue Gives 225 Sweet Cases to Foster youth in Salt Lake City

Author: Gianna Dahlia & Sarah Vaughn
Date: July 12, 2013

jetblue gives back to youth in foster care in utah

With TWR’s help, jetBlue employees in Salt Lake City, Utah assembled 225 Sweet Cases in a totally unique and fun way. Teams played games to win specific items, like pillow pets, crayons and hygiene kits, then carried them around in trash bags to mirror a typical foster child's experience. Most states provide only a black plastic bags for foster youth to transport their few treasured belongings. TWR's goal is to replace these trash bags with our Sweet Cases to help ease the trauma that can occur with a child is taken from their home. jetBlue saw the need for these Sweet Cases and asked to be a part of TWR's mission to ease the transition of children navigating the system.

After their exercise, jetBlue employees decorated each duffel bag, filled the bags and distributed them to foster kids in their community. jetBlue also invited Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services to speak about Utah's foster care system. They explained how the system operates and encouraged community involvement.

Not only has jetBlue given 225 Sweet Cases to children in Salt Lake City but has helped TWR reach over 73 cities in 23 different states with over 2,000 Sweet Cases. Thank you jetBlue for not just throwing money at a problem but for getting involved and helping change the lives of foster children in your community.We can't do this without partners like jetBlue.