BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation to collect toys to make the season bright for needy children throughout Montana. All six of Alaska Airlines airport locations in Montana are participating in the drive, and travelers are encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys at Alaska Airlines ticket counter locations in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell and Missoula.
"Supporting the communities where we fly and giving back is important to employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. We're proud to support Toys for Tots by offering drop sites at our airport locations throughout Montana," said Candice Payne, sales and community marketing manager for Alaska Airlines.
Toys should be new and unwrapped and can be dropped off at Alaska ticket counters during normal operating hours through Saturday, Dec. 14. Airport operating hours are available at http://www.alaskaair.com/travelinfo/destinations?lid=nav:travelInfo-cityGuides. The toys will be distributed by Toys for Tots in all communities, except Bozeman, where the Salvation Army will handle distribution.
For more information on additional collection points for Toys for Tots, visit www.toysfortots.org and from the dropdown menu labeled "Select a State," chose Montana.
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity, is the authorized support organization for the Toys for Tots Program. The foundation provides support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns.
Alaska Airlines operates 11 nonstop flights from six airports in Montana to Seattle and Portland, Ore., which connect to the airline's route network to the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
SOURCE Alaska Air Group