We believe we are as strong as the communities we serve, which is why WestJet is proud to give back through our WestJetters Caring for Our Community and WestJet Cares for Kids programs.
In 2012, we launched our first international community investment initiative, Hero Holiday. In 2012, 100 WestJetters went to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to build 10 homes for families living in extreme poverty.
In June, we took 40 Bigs and Littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters on our inaugural flight from Toronto to New York-LaGuardia for an action-packed day of sightseeing in the Big Apple.
In September, WestJetters participated in the Ronald McDonald House Home for dinner program by hosting a backyard barbecue at 14 Ronald McDonald houses across Canada.
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