"Tickets for Time." It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Tickets for Time (T4T) is more than a kitschy catchphrase, it’s the name of Southwest’s newest program for Employee volunteers. Go ahead; say it. "Tickets for Time." Now try it with a Texas accent and you’ve just done an impersonation of me.
We know the positive impact that volunteers have on communities is remarkable, and we’re proud to support volunteers and their missions. To pay tribute to our own Employee volunteers and to further our commitment to the communities we serve, Southwest Airlines is excited to introduce the T4T program powered by the Share the Spirit database.
For every 40 hours registered in the Share the Spirit database by Employees who have volunteered for an organization, the benefitting nonprofit organization is eligible to receive one complimentary, roundtrip ticket on Southwest Airlines for fund-raising or transportation needs. A nonprofit organization may receive up to six tickets a year through T4T and the hours can be accrued by one or more volunteers.
Last year, we crunched the numbers and learned that Southwest Airlines Employees shared their spirit by collectively volunteering more than 35,000 hours to nonprofit organizations across the country. That’s about one volunteer hour to every Southwest Employee! We wanted to create a program that would help us support the efforts of our hard-working volunteers. Now we have a program with not only a cool name, but one that shows our commitment to the great tradition of volunteerism and to the charitable organizations that do so much to make our communities better places to live and work.