JetBlue to Offer Children in New York Free Books as Part of ‘Soar with Reading’ Initiative

By Anna Breuer on 12 July 2019
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IMG_8285JetBlue Airways brought its Soar with Reading literacy program to New York City and will place free vending machines with age-appropriate books for children throughout the city in underserved communities.

The New York-based airline has previously offered this program in other cities including Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

“Our goal is to help improve book access for children in every borough and beyond,” said Icema Gibbs, the airline’s director of corporate responsibility.

Children and their families can take as many books as they wish at any time.

Congressman Gregory Meeks of Queens, whose district will get two vending machines, said he hopes the initiative “will spark a lifelong love of reading.”

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