Wilmington, DE – (December 8, 2023) Avelo Airlines and United Way of Delaware (UWDE) will raffle two packages, including two round-trip vouchers for tickets from Wilmington Airport, DE, to anywhere Avelo Airlines flies. The prize package includes vouchers for two checked bags, one carry-on bag per passenger, and a voucher for onsite parking. The event, part of UWDE’s Winter Wonderland campaign, provides Delaware children with winter coats and holiday toys. The event will be hosted by UWDE’s partner, the Wilmington Public Library, 10 E. 10th Street, Wilmington, on Saturday, December 16, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Registered attendees will be provided with a raffle ticket upon check-in to the event and will provide their contact information on the ticket to be eligible. All tickets will be placed into a bin, and two will be randomly drawn for the raffle. Official contest rules are located here: Winter Wonderland web page.
Jim Olson, Avelo Airlines Head of Brand and Communications, said, “At Avelo, we pride ourselves on our caring Soul of Service. This commitment extends beyond the attentive, warm, and welcoming travel experience we strive to provide with every Customer interaction. Our Soul of Service is exemplified in our commitment to the communities Avelo serves in the Greater Philadelphia and Delaware Valley regions. We are grateful to UWDE for everything they do to bring joy into the lives of many who need it most this time of year. Avelo’s support of the annual Winter Wonderland Coat and Toy Drive is one of the many ways we are using our wings for good this Holiday Season.”
The event will be lively and fun. In addition to the ticket raffle, Howard High School Cosmetology students will provide a manicure station, BVD Barbershop and Salon will be providing haircuts, a face painting station will be on hand, and the Wilmington group Best Kept Soul will be performing holiday classics. Our Wilmington Library event will be the final and largest Winter Wonderland event for 2023, with over 900 people registered to attend.
UWDE’s Winter Wonderland Program Director, Ken Livingston, said, “This is the third year UWDE partnered with Wilmington Library for our Winter Wonderland campaign, but the first time we’ve given away vacations! This will be a very nice and welcome holiday gift for two families, and we extend our thanks and deep appreciation to Avelo Airlines for their donation.” Mr. Livingston continued, “UWDE’s Winter Wonderland coat and holiday toy giveaway campaign highlights the need throughout Delaware that many families cannot provide warm coats for their children. Our donors and community partners have really stepped up to provide nearly 2,000 warm coats for Delaware children. It’s extremely gratifying to see a young child’s face light up when they put on a brand-new winter jacket.”
Media are welcome to attend the Winter Wonderland event at the Wilmington Library. For more information, please contact Jeffrey Quiggle, UWDE Director of Marketing and Communications.

About Avelo Airlines

Avelo Airlines was founded with a simple purpose — to Inspire Travel. The airline offers Customers time and money-saving convenience, low everyday fares, and a refreshingly smooth and caring experience through its Soul of Service culture. Operating a fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, Avelo serves 44 popular destinations across the United States, including its six bases at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), Southern Connecticut’s Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), Orlando International Airport (MCO), the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region’s Wilmington Airport (ILG), Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS). Its Soul of Service culture also distinguishes Avelo. The culture is grounded in Avelo’s One Crew Value, which promotes a welcoming and caring experience. By caring for one another and owning their commitments, Avelo Crewmembers focus on anticipating and understanding Customer needs on the ground and in the air. For more information, visit AveloAir.com or the Avelo Newsroom at AveloAir.com/Newsroom.

About Purpose PR Agency

Purpose PR Agency is a public relations agency dedicated to crafting purpose-filled, creative & effective communication strategies for your brand and devoted to building purposeful relationships with each client, partner, and target audience. Purpose PR Agency represents Avelo Airlines in the Delaware Valley/ Philadelphia Region. Learn more at www.purposepragency.com.

About United Way of Delaware

Founded in 1946, United Way of Delaware (UWDE) works to advance the common good by focusing on four key areas: Early Education, Career and College Success, Financial Empowerment, and Racial Justice and Social Equity. UWDE is engaged in a long-term strategy to eliminate the root causes of Delaware’s most pressing social problems in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. UWDE is also responsible for the United Way brand in Salem County, New Jersey. Learn more and #JoinTheFight at www.uwde.org.


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