Spirit Airlines Introduces Round-Up Donation Feature, Empowering Travelers to Support Nonprofits
MIRAMAR, Fla. - Spirit Airlines, a leading low-cost carrier, has introduced a new round-up donation feature on its website. This initiative, launched in celebration of International Charity Day, allows travelers to round up their total booking amount to the nearest dollar, with the difference being donated to the Spirit Charitable Foundation. The move aims to positively impact children, families, service members, and the environment.
- Innovative Donation Mechanism: The round-up feature on spirit.com enables guests to increase their total booking amount to the next whole dollar. The additional amount will be channeled directly to the Spirit Charitable Foundation, supporting various nonprofits across Spirit's network.
- Diverse Beneficiaries: The Spirit Charitable Foundation has committed $1.3 million in 2023 to 57 nonprofits across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. The airline's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEI&B) Resource Groups have selected 23 of these nonprofits, reflecting various causes.
- Significant Social Impact: Since its inception in 2018, the Spirit Charitable Foundation has grown its social impact, investing nearly four times more in nonprofit organizations today. The foundation is known for its long-term commitment to ensuring sustained support for selected nonprofits.
- Highlighted Beneficiaries: Some organizations benefiting from the foundation's support include Mano Amiga School in Colombia, Our Little Roses in Honduras, Shepherd Center in Atlanta, and Soldiers' Angels in San Antonio. These organizations focus on education, child welfare, medical rehabilitation, and support for military personnel and veterans.
- Statements from the Executives:
Lania Rittenhouse, President of The Spirit Charitable Foundation and Vice President of Guest Experience, Brand & Communications for Spirit Airlines, emphasized the significance of the new initiative. She highlighted the potential for meaningful social impact and the opportunity for guests to contribute to life-changing work carried out by nonprofit partners.
About Spirit Airlines: Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is dedicated to offering the best value in the skies. With its customizable travel options, known as À La Smarte®, passengers can choose and pay only for the services they require. The airline's Fit Fleet® is among the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S., serving destinations across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. Spirit Airlines is also committed to fostering positive change in the communities it serves through the Spirit Charitable Foundation.