In this issue
- Call To Action
- Featured Trip
- Thank yous!
- Corporate Support
- Children's Escort News
- eUpdate Archive
A tremendous thank you to
Crocstm Shoes and the
Soles Unitedsm Program for
donating 36,000 pairs of shoes to
Airline Ambassadors ...some of
which were transported on an
American Airlines' Airplane of Aid
to the Middle East last month!
Director of the
Children's Escort Program,
shares Escort Stories!
What does it mean?
Becoming an escort?
Read Escort Reflections:
Reported by Terry Bobbitt,
American Airlines' Flight Attendant.
May South Africa Mission
is in full swing right now!
Mission Coordinator, Silviya
Simmonds takes a few moments
away from the activities and
reports, "we went out to Maria's on
the 1st afternoon for a braai
(BBQ) having a drive around the
squatter camp to get a feel of how
the people live. At the
orphanage/home we really had a
fun time interacting with the
kids...everyone really enjoyed
having them visit.
"Today, we painted the inside of
Mpumelelo Creche in pink, green
and orange. The walls were really
drab and this has made such a big
difference - making the place look
so nice and bright. While some of
the group was painting the others
were making a veggie garden. This
was also amazing -- accomplishing
this in such a short time and again
everyone had a great fun time
doing something constructive.
Maria is overwhelmed and just
keeps saying WOW WOW and just
can't thank everyone enough for
their kindness and generosity of
time and gifts and their tender
caring hearts. It was just like
If this sounds great to you, join our
next South Africa Trip or
visit our Donate to a Project page
to help continue the missions and
* All donations are
Whether it's Guatemala
South Africa , or Tanzania...
there's a trip for you!
2009 Travel Calendar
for postings that
fit your schedule,
skills, and passions!
Did you miss
Visit the Airline Ambassadors'
eUpdate Archive for past issues!
Pass it on
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may be interested in
please send the eUpdate to
Call To Action
A Time for Remembrance and Thanks ...
To the Soldiers who served and the Angel who provided refuge.
In April, an Airline Ambassadors'
Mission became even larger than
Mission Coordinator, Suzanne
Signona, could have anticipated.
Vietnam Veterans, who read
about Suzanne's work on the AAI
website, contacted her about her
trip and had a very special
message they wanted delivered to
an Angel in Vietnam.
Please read the Memorial Day
Story of Reunion and Gratitude...
Before it's too late...join the Cambodia/Thailand Trip!
Join Peter Greenberg,
Travel Editor of the NBC Today Show,
in Cambodia and Thailand
and support Orphans, Artisans and
You can join the trip First Class, or follow the same itinerary but stay at
boutique hotels or orphanages!
In Cambodia, the team will visit the
ancient temple of Angor Wat and
deliver brightly colored CROCS shoes
to kids at FLOW Orphanage and the
Cambodia Children's Fund.
In Thailand, the itinerary will include
visiting the Duang Prateep Foundation
and the Soonthorn Vittaya School that
boards 50 Hill Tribe Children.
There is an optional
extension to Chiang Mai and the
Maeteman Elephant Camp (just
featured on National Geographic).
Browse the Cambodia/Thailand
Brochure for details and how to
enroll before the June 8
An Extreme Adventure
Work alongside Remote Area Medical
and Peace Corps volunteers delivering
6,000 pounds of aid and medical
supplies in a mission that is the
opportunity of a lifetime!
Help an existing medical facility open its doors and give the local people
the care that they so desperately need.
Lethem, Guyana, is home to over 300
Amerindian children who live in poverty
and have no access to medical care.
This mission will change that.
This trip will continue on and
make improvements to 25 culvert
bridges which are badly in need of
repair, and provide educational
materials for the children of
Join Remote Air Medical, Peace
Corps volunteers, and Airline
Ambassadors in a trip which
encompasses aid delivery,
infrastructure improvements, and
site-seeing in beautiful
Visit the Guyana Brochure for the itinerary and to find out how to
AAI Mission Coordinator, Becky Gahman
Becky Gahman's Mexico
Missions do not end
when she waves good-
bye and crosses the
US/Mexico border for
home. Keeping in touch
with her adopted
projects is a natural part
of every day for Becky.
Following the return from
her March Trip with
learned that, not only
was the escalating
violence taking a toll, but
the Swine Flu outbreak
had delivered the already
Gathering as much new
information as possible about
the situation, Becky reported
the dire circumstances to AAI
and pulled together another
campaign to help the children
of Casa de Paz. Please read
more about Becky's efforts to
help fill the pantry with food for
these children in our
Donate to a Project section.
$20 will buy a 20 lb. bag of beans
$15 will buy a 15 lb. of rice.
As Becky says, "These children need your help!"
Bravo to Becky Gahman!!
AAI Members' Overwhelming Response to Mexico eCampaign
We want to extend our sincerest
thanks for the outpouring of
generous donations in response
to the Mexico eCampaign for Casa
de Paz. We were thrilled and
touched by every contribution our
members offered knowing that,
for everyone, these are very
difficult economic times.
Your generosity will make a huge
difference in the lives of these
orphans at our adopted project in
Mexico. We hope that you may
consider joining us some time this
year to visit the children whose
lives your generosity has
We would like to extend a very special thank you to Kim Hunter, CEO of
Lagrant Communications, who spearheaded a drive to support our
efforts, and offered to match employee donations to support this
orphanage! In response everyone's incredible compassion and
kindness, Mexico Coordinator, Becky Gahman sends a personal
message of gratitude:
To our Generous Donor;
Please accept our sincerest
appreciation for your generosity in
support of the orphaned children
of Casa de Paz. These are
desperate times and your gift
allows us to help them keep their
utilities from being cut off and
provide much needed food and
The needs of the children and the orphanage are enormous and we are
continuously striving to meet their needs. We can not do it without
financial support, so thank you for joining us in achieving that goal of
giving hope and assistance to those that are less fortunate.
AAI Mexican Mission Coordinator
Thank you for supporting Casa de Paz!