Nouvel Air’s team is completely devoted to their sport. But that doesn’t stop them from devoting time to supporting certain social causes. Quite the opposite, in fact!
The members of our team channel their passion for skydiving and their eagerness to push beyond the limits towards volunteering for several charities each year. Here are three charitable causes that Nouvel Air proudly supports through its activities.
Since its inception in 1984, the Children’s Wish Foundation has granted over 20,000 wishes for sick children, 6 500 of them in Quebec. This year, the foundation plans to make 1000 wishes come true.
Nouvel Air has been involved with Jumping for Life since 2010. The dropzone does this by hosting the event, a fun-filled day with family-centred activities and festivities. The event, organized by Luce Maillet, a Children’s Wish Foundation volunteer, makes it possible to raise donations through the participation of generous donors who sign up for the central activity: the tandem parachute jump. By making its facilities available to organizers and donors, Nouvel Air helps make this event successful, with a DJ, animation, makeup, inflatable play structures for kids, a clown, and more. To support the cause, our dropzone also helps collect funds, and gives Ms. Maillet a large part of the profits made during the day. A gift from the heavens: most of our instructors also donate part of their salaries to the Foundation on the day of the event.
Thanks to the large contribution made by each participant, and with Nouvel Air’s help, the Jumping for Life event has raised almost $38,000 to date.
The 5th edition of this special event will be held on August 9, 2014. For more information, visit the Jumping for Life page on the Children’s Wish Foundation website.