"Help India Breathe" Campaign
We had the honor of launching the "Help India Breathe" initiative, wherein we partnered with Sanrai International, a trusted supplier of oxygen concentrators, to send oxygen to identified areas of need in India during the peak of its Covid crisis. Delivery sites included the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana. Thank you to all who donated & supported us along the way - because of you, we collectively made a difference and saved lives.
Mental Health Assistance Fund
The need for mental health support & assistance grew by multiples during the pandemic. In mid-2020, we set up a mental health assistance fund in partnership with Rockhill Counseling to provide professional assistance to those struggling with mental health. This fund covered the cost of counseling sessions for a period of nine months.
Skypass Foundation is grateful to have become the gateway of an initiative that repatriated Indian citizens who were separated from their families and stranded in the United States due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Around 300 passengers eagerly and expectantly boarded an Etihad Airways private charter flight from Chicago to Mumbai on July 4, 2020. This was the first passenger charter flight approved to repatriate stranded citizens from the U.S. to India. On July 22, another 160 passengers boarded a United Airlines private charter from Newark to Delhi. Employees and their families of some of the top global technology and professional services companies were on the flight.
We are honored to have collaborated with both public and private sector agencies in the U.S. and India to accomplish this outcome.
Honoring Our Healthcare Heroes
With all the work that frontline healthcare workers did to help us during the pandemic, we wanted to do something for them. From April to June of 2020, we partnered with our sister company, Skypass Hospitality, to donate thirty hotel rooms at the La Quinta by Wyndham Dallas Love Field to frontline healthcare workers from UT Southwestern who were unable to go home between shifts. We are grateful for the opportunity to have extended a helping hand to medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19.