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Malta International Airport donates €10,000 to YMCA

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Malta International Airport today presented a donation of €10,000 to the YMCA’s Homeless Kids project, following a joint initiative with Air Malta.

This contribution was a result of a recent initiative held at the airport, where by arriving passengers were treated to live entertainment by popular local bands and given colourful T-shirts that were part of the YMCA Homeless Kids project.

“Whilst we have celebrated consistently successful months, welcoming a record number of passengers this year, we are fully aware of our commitment to society and with this in mind we feel compelled to give something back. YMCA helps some of the most vulnerable individuals and we are proud to be helping out in the way we can,” said Malta International Airport’s Marketing & Brand Development Manager, Maria Vella-Galea.

“We are glad to have teamed up with Malta International Airport to assist the YMCA. As a voluntary, non-profit organisation YMCA depends on the support given by companies and the general public in order to keep on providing such assistance.  Throughout the years we have assisted various organisations in diverse fields that assist the Maltese community and we are determined to continue doing so in the years to come,” said Melinda Kecskes, Air Malta’s Head of Marketing Brand and Channel Management.

YMCA Valletta, helps adults, children and families, providing  emergency shelter for those in need. The voluntary organisation attempts to empower those making use of the shelter, ensuring nobody stays there for long. The YMCA social workers currently assist around 60 persons, coming from all walks of life.

Malta International Airport supported the cause by purchasing the vibrant T-shirts produced by Air Malta, in collaboration with YMCA Homeless Kids Project. The funds were raised for the renovation of premises in Valletta intended exclusively for their younger residents.

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