Corissa Long, AVP of Human Resources, and recruiter Gregory Ivany assist recovery efforts in Rockaway Beach.
Post Hurricane Sandy Efforts November 11, 2012
CheapOair employees Erica Reynolds, Richard Tang and Richard’s son assist recovery efforts in Coney Island.
Post Hurricane Sandy Efforts November 10, 2012
CheapOair employees Liz Berger and Nevenka Seymenliyska assist recovery efforts in Coney Island.
7th Annual Bowling for Briefs for Covenant House October 4, 2012
Arijit Ganguly and Michael Perrone from the product development team represented CheapOair, which donated $1,000 to Covenant House.
7th Annual Bowling for Briefs for Covenant House October 4, 2012
Michael Perrone, a product manager at CheapOair, represented the company at Bowling for Briefs to raise money, supplies and support for Covenant House.
7th Annual Bowling for Briefs for Covenant House October 4, 2012
Arijit Ganguly, a product manager at CheapOair, represented the company at Bowling for Briefs to raise money, supplies and support for Covenant House.
AIDS Walk New York May 20, 2012
CTeam CheapOair raised over $3,000 for AIDS research by walking 6.2 miles in Central Park for the AIDS Walk New York - the world's largest AIDS fundraising event which benefits nearly 50 different service organizations.
The Salvation Army December 23, 2011
CheapOair employees gather for lunch with residents from a Salvation Army sponsored home for the developmentally challenged. During the month of December, CheapOair employees generously provided Christmas gifts for these individuals.
Covenant House December 23, 2011
Mothers from the Covenant House's Mother & Child Crisis Center visited CheapOair's New York office where they received gifts donated by CheapOair and its employees for their infant children.
ING Marathon November 6, 2011
Alisa Lane, CheapOair’s Fraud Prevention Team Leader, after running 4 hours and 39 minutes in the 26.2 mile long New York City Marathon.
Alzheimer’s Association October 23, 2011
CheapOair’s Human Resources Director, Corissa Leong, after walking two miles in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Punta Cana Foundation June 21, 2011
CheapOair’s donation to the Punta Cana Foundation was used to purchase clothing and sneakers for the ball boys of the Punta Cana Tennis Center.
Punta Cana Tennis June 21, 2011
The ball boys of the Punta Cana Tennis Center. CheapOair’s donation helped to ensure that the organization can continue to offer programs such as this one, which provides training and tennis lessons for the boys.
Punta Cana Tennis June 21, 2011
The ball boys of the Punta Cana Tennis Center proudly show off their CheapOair branded shirts.
Covenant House September 8, 2009
CheapOair CEO Sam Jain presents Mr. Jerome Kilbane, Executive Director of Covenant House, with a donation to aid the organization’s mission of helping homeless youth in New York City.
Agent Training September 8, 2009
CheapOair implements a series of 6-week-long Agent Training Programs for residents at Covenant House.
Covenant House September 8, 2009
CheapOair CEO Sam Jain meets with residents at Covenant House, an organization providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care and essential services to homeless youth in New York City.
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Fareportal Gives Back to the Young Mother & Child Program at Covenant House NY
January 11, 2013
On Wednesday, January 9th, employees from Fareportal stopped by Covenant House's facilities in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan to drop off gifts for the Young Mother & Child program.
The group, which included Jordan Diminich, HR Assistant, Jennifer De La Rosa, HR Assistant, Greg Ivany, Talent Acquisition Associate, Dejah Taylor, Customer Service Agent and Alisa Layne, Team Leader, Fraud Prevention stopped by Covenant House to drop off toys and were given a tour of Covenant House by it's staff. The group also got to meet many of the mothers and children who currently call Covenant House home and were able to get a glimpse of how Covenant House is able to affect their lives in such a positive manner. Thank you to Covenant House for hosting our employees and Fareportal hopes all the children enjoy their gifts!
Holiday Season and Philanthropic Efforts in full swing in the NY offices
December 12, 2012
Holiday fever is in full swing here in the NY! Fareportal has a number of philanthropic events going on; donations are still being accepted for Post-Sandy relief efforts, planning is underway to host a fund raiser at a nearby venue for the Wound Warrior Project and bins are setup throughout our offices for our ongoing toy drive, with the proceeds going to Toys for Tots and Covenant House! Have you given back yet this Holiday Season?!
Fareportal Gives Back to the Troops!
December 4, 2012
With the Holidays in full swing, the NY Human Resources team went ahead and gathered supplies, toiletries and some goodies to send to four different deployed units in each branch of the armed forces! After consulting with the USO, the HR team found a Navy jet squadron, a cavalry team from the Army, a Marine infantry unit and an Air Force aircraft maintenance unit.
Each unit received over 40 pounds of supplies, toiletries and some goodies back home that included razors, toilet paper, flash lights, granola bars and included some treats like canned Vienna sausages, Doritos and lollipops! We hope these care packages find our deployed troops well and we wish for them all to return home, safe and sound! From the entire Fareportal team, we thank our military for their service and all they have done and wish them a happy and safe holiday season!
Donations to Red Cross and Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City
November 14, 2012
In the immediate response to Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it has caused much of the eastern seaboard, Fareportal has donated $2,500 to both the Red Cross and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. From the entire Fareportal community, we wish all our neighbors the best in this time of need and look forward to continuing to help the metro NYC area in the Post-Sandy cleanup.
Post Hurricane Sandy Efforts
November 11, 2012
All of us here in the NYC metro area have witnessed the devastation and destruction Hurricane Sandy has caused the Tri-State area. Communities all throughout the area have been impacted. In response to Hurricane Sandy, Fareportal joined in the efforts for a weekend of volunteering in Coney Island, Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach, Brooklyn on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.
Several Fareportal employees met in these locations for the massive cleanup going on in that community. The volunteer work in Coney Island was organized by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Brooklyn Community Board 13, Astella Development Corporation, the Coney Island Development Corporation and The Coney Island Dancers. The cleanup effort in Rockaway Beach was organized by Team Rubicon, a disaster relief group comprised of military veterans. In addition to volunteering with the cleanup in a few couple neighborhoods, the Fareportal team is also organizing a drive for all the Post-Sandy relief.
On Thursday, October 4, Fareportal participated in the Annual Bowling for Briefs organized by Sabre and donated $1,000 to Covenant House. Arijit Ganguly and Michael Perrone from our Product Development team represented Team CheapOair.
All male bowlers were required to bring packaged tee shirts and briefs, and female bowlers brought bras and packaged panties to be donated to the homeless residents between the ages of 16-21 years of age at the Covenant House.
CheapOair's CEO Sam Jain attended A Night of Broadway Stars - a celebration of Covenant House’s 40th year of service to homeless youth. In addition to continued support, CheapOair has taken out a print ad in the show's program with a donation of $5,000.00.
The event will take place at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center starting at 6pm on June 12, with performances by Jon Bon Jovi and some of Broadway's biggest stars. RSVP by calling 212-330-0506 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, May 20, CheapOair walked in this year's AIDS Walk New York. As the world's largest AIDS fundraising event, the walk will benefit nearly fifty tri-state area AIDS service organizations, which together serve many thousands of individuals. CheapOair contributed $1,000 to the cause, as well as utilizing social media channels to raise awareness among our valued customers. Employees raised another $925.00.
To learn more about AIDS walk, please visit their official website. If you'd like to join the CheapOair team by walking in the race, visit our team page and sign up! To register by phone, please call the AIDS Walk office at (212) 807-9255 (WALK) and remember to register under team CheapOair!
CheapOair has donated $250 and a basket to the Karaoke for a Cause Fundraiser, taking place on April 6 in Morristown, New Jersey. Justine Burke, an employee in the New York office, is helping out with the fundraiser. The proceeds will go to Comfort Zone Camp – a country wide non-profit organization that she volunteers for. In the setting of weekend camps, Justine and other volunteers meet with children and young adults who have lost parents, siblings or caregivers, and help them through the grieving process.
To learn more about CZC and how you can get involved or make a donation, please visit their website at www.comfortzonecamp.org.
CheapOair has given two flight tickets to a silent auction at the Junior League of Long Island, which will celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary. For five decades, the organization has worked hard to deliver community-centered programs designed to benefit the women and children of Long Island's many communities. To learn more about how the Junior League of Long Island organizes women to develop potential and improve the community, please visit www.jlli.org.
December 28, 2011
Throughout month of December, CheapOair signed on to sponsor a number of programs to help individuals in the New York City area during the holiday season.
The Salvation Army initiatives displayed an incredible sense of giving among our New York staff, and on Friday, December 23, CheapOair had raised about 400 presents – a combination of generous employee donations and the company’s matching gift. A donation was made to the Salvation Army that Friday, when residents from the home for the developmentally challenged visited the New York office to receive their gifts, and where they were also treated to a special lunch with CheapOair employees and CEO Sam Jain.
And, continuing to strengthen its relationship with Covenant House, CheapOair gave $2,500 to the organization that helps care for and house homeless youth. A portion of the donated presents were also given to the Covenant House Mother & Child Crisis Center. These individuals visited the New York office as well, where they received Christmas gifts for their infants.
As of Friday, December 16, CheapOair has had great success with the Adopt-A-Family and Toy Drive programs through the Salvation Army. There has been an incredible response from CheapOair employees who not only generously purchased gifts for all 22 residents of the two homes for the developmentally challenged, but also provided over 50 gifts for a children’s toy drive.
Last week, CheapOair also donated 250 gifts to the initiative and - in addition to employee contributions - the stacks of gifts for the Salvation Army overtook the Christmas tree in CheapOair’s New York office. This fantastic display will be seen by a few members of the homes CheapOair sponsored this Friday, December 23, when they will meet with CEO Sam Jain and be treated to lunch.
CheapOair has donated to the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. What began in 1911 as an initiative to print short profiles about those in need to raise money for important causes has evolved over the past century into the New York Times distributing its funds to seven participating social welfare agencies that serve people of all ages and backgrounds in the metropolitan area.
To contribute, please visit www.nycharities.org/neediest/ or follow the links below to learn more about the specific charities supported by the New York Times.
CheapOair has contributed $500 to Alisa Layne, an employee in the New York office, who will be running 26.2 miles in the ING New York City Marathon. She is raising funds for Team for Kids, an organization under the New York Road Runners Club, which helps underprivileged kids in New York City and Africa fight obesity by running.
Alzheimer’s Association – NYC Chapter
October 23, 2011
October 23, 2011 CheapOair supports the New York City chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that aims to raise awareness of the disease and prompt Congress to increase federal funding for Alzheimer’s research. In addition to a monetary donation, Corissa Leong, CheapOair’s Human Resources Director, participated in the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Riverside Park.
For more information, please visit www.alz.org,, or www.alz.org/walk to search for local events in your area.
The Humane Society of New York
October 15, 2011
CheapOair donates $2,500 to The Human Society of New York, an organization dedicated to caring for ill, injured and homeless animals for over one hundred years. Please visit http://www.humanesocietyny.org to learn more
CheapOair team members participated in an American Idol style event at Covenant House, an organization that helps homeless youth in New York City. Corissa Leong, CheapOair’s Human Resources Director, was selected to be a judge for the competition. In addition to the staff members who volunteered, CheapOair also donated branded products like coffee mugs to the organization.
Punta Cana Foundation
June 21, 2011
CheapOair has signed on to sponsor the Punta Cana Foundation, an organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of the local communities in Punta Cana, an area of the Dominican Republic. The sponsorship will continue for two years.
CheapOair’s donation of over $2,000 was used to purchase clothing and sneakers for the ball boys of the Punta Cana Tennis Center. In addition to working at the center, the boys will also be given free lessons. Earlier in the year, in April and May, CheapOair set aside further contributions totaling $740 for two boys who will be selected to travel to the National Tennis Tournaments.
CheapOair donates $10,000 to support humanitarian efforts that are assisting Joplin, Missouri in their recovery from the most devastating tornado to strike the country in over sixty years.
CheapOair has contributed to the following organizations: American Red Cross emergency response vehicles are helping to transport supplies to Joplin. To help those affected by the disaster, you can make a donation by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting the word ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent by mail to the American Red Cross national headquarters at P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
The Salvation Army is providing emergency relief services to survivors and first responders of the Joplin tornado. They’ve established four units in impacted areas around Joplin, where they are offering food and beverages. Their relief serves extend to other impacted cities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Minnesota. Donations can be made by visiting www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org, calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or texting the word ‘Joplin’ to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent by mail to the Salvation Army at 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Heart of Missouri United Way is mobilizing to provide desperately needed relief to Joplin and needs assistance as they help rebuild the city for the residents and businesses that have been impacted by the tornado’s destruction. Donate to United for Joplin by visiting www.uwheartmo.org, or by texting "Joplin" to 964933.
An organization committed to the economic development in rural areas of southeastern India, LAFTI (Land for Tillers’ Freedom) has been instrumental in distributing over 10,000 acres of land to poor families. CheapOair’s donation will aid LAFTI in continuing to help these people cultivate land and form village communities. To learn more about LAFTI’s projects, please visit http://www.lafti.net/Activities.html
World Food Programme
August 16, 2010
CheapOair donates $5,000 to the World Food Programme, the food arm of the United Nations system. The funds will be going towards the World Food Programme’s objective of eradicating hunger and poverty, with the ultimate objective being the elimination of the need for food aid.
Ali Forney Center – Oasis
July 21, 2010
CheapOair is proud to continue its relationship with the Ali Forney Center by supporting its inaugural summer event, Oasis. CheapOair’s donation of a $500 travel gift certificate to the private donation will help raise funds to benefit AFC’s ongoing work with homeless LGBT youth in New York City. AFC is dedicated to providing shelter, guidance and resources to help homeless LGBT youth reclaim their lives and learn to live independently.
Friends of the Global Fight
May 17, 2010
CheapOair’s CEO Sam Jain presents Friends of the Global Fight with a $5,000 donation to assist the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – all of which are treatable and preventable diseases. Friends of the Global Fight is a support system for the Global Fund, the world’s largest financer for the fight against diseases worldwide. The organization is focused on education United States decision makers on the impact of these diseases, and engaging their support on behalf of the Global Fund.
Maiti Nepal Endowment Trust Fund
May 4, 2010
Since 1993, the Maiti Nepal Endowment Trust Fund has been working to prevent domestic violence, trafficking and child labor in Nepal. CheapOair’s donation of $6,500 will assist the organization not only in preventing trafficking, but also to rescue and rehabilitate abused children. To learn more about how you can support this cause, please visit http://www.maitinepal.org/pages.php?option=Support
CheapOair provides relief for China quake victims
April 18, 2010
CheapOair has made donations to UNICEF-USA and the Surmang Foundation to assist in earthquake disaster relief efforts that are working to provide urgent attention to Yushu County and the surrounding areas affected by the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck on April 14, 2010.
March 30, 2010
CheapOair has joined PETCO Foundation’s “Spring Pet” annual fundraiser in support of animal welfare. The donation will enable PETCO and their local animal welfare partners to find orphaned pets permanent and loving homes.
February 28, 2010
CheapOair donates $5,000 to the Innocence Project, founded in 1992 to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, 278 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row.
To learn more about how this organization is impacting innocent prisoners and how you can get involved, visit www.innocenceproject.org.
Food for the Hungry
February 15, 2010
Food for the Hungry is an organization working in Asia, Africa and Latin America to improve food, agriculture, water, sanitation, disease prevention and emergency response aid. CheapOair’s donation will go toward implementing transformational development programs in impoverished countries throughout these areas. To learn more about how you can help, please visit http://www.fh.org/give/donate.
CheapOair aids Haiti relief efforts
January 25, 2010
CheapOair has donated $10,000 towards the relief and recovery efforts being made in light of the tragic earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
CheapOair has contributed to the following organizations:
Doctors without Borders, an organization established in 1971 to provide assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by factors like natural disasters, is using funds to repair its badly damaged Haiti headquarters. Donations are being used to provide vitally needed emergency medical care for men, women and children affected by the earthquake. To learn more about how you can contribute, please visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate.
The American Red Cross is sending relief workers into a devastate Haiti. Donations are being used for supplies and to provide ongoing financial resources necessary for recovery. To learn more about how you can help, please visit www.redcross.org.
MercyCorps is supplying water to Haiti in order to aid the homeless and combat potential diseases, as well as helping to restore sanitation services in Haiti as soon as possible. For more information, please visit www.mercycorps.org/waystohelp.
CheapOair employees participated in the annual Terry Fox 5K Run in Central park. This annual event raises funds for cancer research at The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Terry Fox is an international symbol of perseverance and dedication. As a result of his own struggle with cancer, Terry was convinced a cure could be found with enough funds for cancer research. His Marathon of Hope, a 6,000 mile race across Canada, was the original Terry Fox Run. Terry’s tradition contributes each year with thousands of runs not only in Canada, but also around the world.
CheapOair contributed $2,000 through generous employee donations and company match.
CheapOair was a proud Partner Sponsor of the Ali Forney Center's annual benefit, 'A Place at the Table'.
The AFC mission to provide homeless youth with the services and training that they need to get off the streets and become independent aligns with CheapOair’s similar commitment to helping underprivileged youth gain access to training, skills and career opportunities.
To learn more about how this organization is raising awareness of the dire needs of homeless LGBT youth in New York City, please visit www.aliforneycenter.org/help.html
CheapOair’s CEO Sam Jain strengthens a three-year relationship with Covenant House by presenting a donation to Mr. Jerome Kilbane, Executive Director of the organization. Mr. Kilbane said that he is proud of the association with CheapOair.
CheapOair plans to be involved in Covenant House initiatives in a number of ways. On September 8, 2000, the first in a series of 6-week long agent training programs at Covenant House began to help the young adults learn marketable skills and entry-level basics needed to become a travel professional. Additionally, CheapOair held an employee drive for clothing and other daily items needed by Covenant House.