Donating to charity is something we all probably do in one shape or form but some BALPA members go one step further and donate items directly to the people that need them when they are down-route on a trip. Pilots (especially those that fly long-haul) are in a unique position to be flying frequently to destinations that may benefit from items that we, in the UK, have easy access to. It can often be such simple things such as pens, nappies or even string!
This is a directory of destinations and locations that welcome donations and visits. Some of the listings will be ‘known’ from within specific airlines and some will be brand new. If you know of anywhere that would welcome a listing please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
. It could be an orphanage, school, homeless shelter, animal rescue centre or anything at all that you feel would benefit from be listed in the directory.
So next time you take a trip and have the time and the inclination to do something a bit different, why not have a look at the directory and see if you can take something small with you that will make a big difference to someone’s life.