Corporate Social Responsibility

Thanks a Million Fundraising Event 2019 Awarding Ceremony

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2 May 2019: ‘Emirates Skywards Thanks a Million’ campaign brought around 75 volunteers from across the Emirates group, to raise money by selling tickets that only cost AED 20. The owner of ticket/s will automatically enter a draw and have chance to win one million Skywards Miles. On its 19th year a new record sale which amounted of Dhs 400,000, will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on helping disadvantaged children reach their potential by providing them access to shelter, food, healthcare, and education.

Armando P. Delgado, Security Officer from the Quality Assurance Unit, who is a volunteer since 2011 said, “In every ticket that I sold, my contribution will help improve the lives of children around the world. Thanks a Million is one of the volunteering activities that I regularly participate, it is a key part of any Corporate Social Responsibility program, which encourages colleagues in the Emirates Group to work together, and also improve the corporate brand image of the company.”

The awarding ceremony for top sales was held on 02 May 2019 at Meydan’s Millennium Restaurant. In recognition of his volunteering work, Armando was presented a certificate of appreciation and a prize was awarded being one of the winner’s for top sales in this year fundraising event. Skywards Business Support Manager Marianne Zakhary, said, “I would like to thank you all for the amazing effort you have put in to make “Thanks a Million” a success. The commitment, teamwork and attitude to raise this donation was phenomenal. We had record sales this year which amounted to more than 400K. Congratulations to all of you! Your efforts has paid off in saving children lives.”