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A Huge ‘Gracias’ from a Partner in Puerto Rico

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This is a guest post from Brandi Hale, Executive Director, Puerto Rico Ronald McDonald House, which was one of the eight recipients of the 2013 LUV Classic. Gracias from your friends at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Puerto Rico (Fundacion Infantil Ronald McDonald).  When we received the news that we would be a recipient of the Southwest Airlines 2013 LUV Classic,... read more

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Sharing Thanksgiving and Hope

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This is a guest post from Ashley Johnson, a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York. Growing up, our Thanksgiving tradition wasn’t centered on turkey or my grandma’s dressing—it was on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  I can remember my grandma waking me up at 9:00 a.m., warning that if I didn’t get up, I would miss my favorite... read more

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Southwest Employees Help Raise Money for Kidd’s Kids

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Imagine what your life would be like if you had never gone on a vacation before.  Your days are consumed with doctor’s appointments, and you’ve never even had the chance to step on a plane. When Kidd Kraddick, a syndicated radio personality, first came to Southwest in 2007 asking for our support of his organization, Kidd’s Kids, we knew it would be special.  Since... read more

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TEE-ing Up to Make a Difference

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With 575 golfers and 260 volunteers, it’s no wonder that Southwest’s 28th Annual LUV Classic was on the FORE-front of helping others in the community. Each year, the LUV Classic charity golf tournament and party raises money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which enables Houses across the country to serve critically ill children and their families. This year was no... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: 2nd Annual ROCK Your Community!

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At Southwest, we are all about making a difference in our communities, and it always comes from the heart. One of the ways we’re committed to helping others is through Concert for Kids, a nonprofit organization that hosts musical events and distributes proceeds to children’s charities in the Denver area.  On Saturday, May 25, Concert for Kids will host its sixth... read more

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Six Hundred Thousand Ways to Make a Difference

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Six hundred thousand. Can you imagine the many ways we can make a positive difference in the lives of others with $600,000? Each year, the LUV Classic charity golf tournament and party raises donations for Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation, which allows Ronald McDonald charities to continue making a difference in the lives of critically ill children and their families.... read more

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A Place to Call Home

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Today, a child received the chilling diagnosis of a life-threatening disease. Can you imagine facing this battle with your child, knowing that they may never win?  The outcome is incomprehensible; the solution unknown. You would do anything to give your child a fighting chance. But what if the best treatment for your child is across the country? How do you afford the... read more

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CONTEST ALERT: ROCK Your Community

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Saturday, May 26, is Denver’s fourth annual Denver Day of Rock presented by Concerts for Kids, a nonprofit organization that puts on musical events and distributes the proceeds to children’s charities in the Denver area. Southwest Airlines is proud to be a stage sponsor at this great event that will bring more than 20 bands to 16th Street for a free day of rock in downtown... read more

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A Home-Cooked Meal

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As part of Southwest’s dedication to the Ronald McDonald House, Employees from coast to coast regularly host dinners at the Houses.  Last week, the Communication & Strategic Outreach department prepared meals for over 60 families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas, and a great time was had by all who participated.   After a long day at the... read more

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AirTran Pilots Rally to Support Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Every year, Southwest Airlines donates funds raised at the annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year’s recipients included Houses in Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Cleveland, Atlanta, and Dallas. But this year, the giving didn’t stop there. A few additional Houses are benefitting thanks to some generous AirTran Pilots who rallied... read more

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The LUV Classic–a 25 Year-Tradition

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The public doesn't associate too many companies with the word "heart," but here at Southwest, we share our big hearts and LUV on a daily basis.  For example, twice a year we host our official corporate fundraisers, the LUV Classic golf tournament and Party, which benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses across our system.  A small team of warriors (including me, see... read more

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