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Air Canada and WestJet Donate $10 Million to Benefit Children Across Canada

Air Canada and WestJet announced that they have selected over 175 charitable organizations to receive a cumulative total of $10 million for the benefit of children and youth across Canada.


September 19, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Air Canada and WestJet today announced that together they have selected over 175 charitable organizations to receive a cumulative total of $10 million throughout the remainder of 2006 for the benefit of children and youth across Canada.

Half of the donations, representing $5 million, will be given to three organizations: Children's Miracle Network for the benefit of 14 pediatric hospitals, The Boys and Girls Club of Canada Foundation and The Breakfast Clubs of Canada, each of which will receive $2.5 million, $1.5 million and $1 million, respectively.

Twenty other charities selected by the airlines will receive $2.5 million. The employees of Air Canada and WestJet also selected 155 local charities, based on their involvement with the organizations, to receive the remaining $2.5 million.

The charities selected by Air Canada, WestJet and their employees supply much needed programs in the communities they serve, and are dedicated to assisting children and youth.