Carnival Cruise Lines’ parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc, made a donation of $300,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Miami, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through mentorship opportunities.

The donation – one of the largest local gifts to BBBS of Greater Miami – is the result of sponsorship proceeds from a book entitled An Ocean of Innovation, A Passion for Giving Back that commemorates the 25 years since Carnival Corporation & plc’s initial public offering and highlights the community service initiatives of the company’s 10 global brands.

Generated entirely by book sponsorship contributions, the donation will enable BBBS of Greater Miami to expand its ongoing mentoring initiatives for local school-age children and help fund the organization’s various community-based scholarship programs. The $300,000 donation follows an additional $150,000 donation from Carnival Corporation & plc that enables BBBS of Greater Miami to provide 100 new matches to local children who are on a waitlist to participate for the organization’s mentoring program.

Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Corporation & plc have a longstanding partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami which through an innovative scholarship and mentoring program, pairs 90 Miami-Dade high school students with a member of the company’s management team to provide a first-hand look at the business world.