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Carnival Corporation's AIDA New Year’s Raffle: Donations for SOS Children’s Villages, Mercy Ships and Fly & Help

AIDA guests support social projects by buying a raffle ticket

Published 12-28-17

Submitted by Carnival Corporation, Inc.

The annual New Year’s Raffle is taking place aboard all of the ships in the AIDA Cruises fleet. The proceeds from the raffle will once again go to a number of different projects.

For more than ten years, AIDA Cruises has supported the work of SOS Children’s Village with its worldwide projects for disadvantaged children. Thanks to our guests, it has been possible to support various SOS Children’s Village measures in Germany, Africa and the Philippines with donations totaling over one million euros.

A portion of the proceeds also benefit Mercy Ships. Free operations and dental treatment are provided to patients with urgent medical needs aboard the world’s biggest hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. AIDA employees are also onboard the Africa Mercy, helping to save lives. AIDA Cruises provides an engineer aboard this ship at all times, and has donated 100,000 euros in 2017 to help Mercy Ships’ work.

Another charity receiving donations generated fro, the raffle is The Reiner Meutsch Fly & Help Foundation. The Reiner Meutsch Fly & Help Foundation is building schools in the Philippines and in the Caribbean regions, both affected by hurricanes in 2017.

Raffle winners have the opportunity for several high-quality prizes, including upcoming AIDA cruises.

Continuous involvement in community projects is an important part of the AIDA corporate culture and a matter very close to the company’s heart. AIDA Cruises supports the work of numerous social, cultural and charitable associations and establishments. To find out more about AIDA’s commitment to the environment and society, please see https://www.aida.de/en/aida-cruises/responsibility/aida-cares-2017.34504.html.

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We at Carnival Corporation & plc believe that sustainability is about preserving our environment, respecting our employees and communities, and returning value to our shareholders. Sustainability is not a cost of doing business; it is a way of doing business. As one of the largest vacation companies in the world, Carnival has been committed since our inception to operating responsibly. 

We recognize that our success is tied to protecting the environment, safeguarding and developing our workforce, strengthening stakeholder relationships, enhancing the port communities that we visit and maintaining our fiscal strength. We also recognize that, in today’s business climate, the viability of our business as well as our reputation depends on being more sustainable and transparent. 

For more information on what Carnival has done and is doing to protect the environment, please see Carnival Corporation’s Sustainability Website.

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