Traverse City, MI, October 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Airline Ambassadors was founded in 1996 by Nancy Rivard. A flight attendant working for American Airlines, she was able to leverage her industry resources to help underprivileged children and families in communities across the globe. It began as a group of airline personnel, and now includes over 6000 members who donate their time and money for causes ranging from child development to international disaster relief.
Since its inception in ’96, Airline Ambassadors has hand-delivered over $46 Million in aid to children in over fifty-two countries. It has impacted over 500,000 children in many different ways including opening medical clinics and escorting children in need through surgeries that they otherwise would be unable to receive.
After donating several hundred candles to the 2008 Global Compassion Ball at the United Nations building on October 16th, Holly Eve - founder of black & light co. - was delighted to be able to meet Nancy Rivard at the event. Holly, a retired elementary teacher of twenty-five years and lifelong advocate of childhood development, felt an immediate connection to Rivard and knew the mission of Airline Ambassadors was truly something that paralleled her vision for the future of black & light co.
Black & light co. will now be donating 10% of proceeds from the sale of all candles through its website when the code AAI100 is used during checkout. This money will go directly to Airline Ambassadors Intl. to aid in its ongoing effort to improve the lives of children and families across the globe.
During these troubling economic times, Holly and black & light co. have continued to focus on ways to change others’ lives, and not necessarily ways to cut costs or trim losses. Helping others, especially children in need, has been a pillar in the foundation of the principles black & light co. was built upon. Their partnership with Airline Ambassadors reinforces these principles and increasingly solidifies the vision that Holly Eve has set for the company.