Help Wish Kids Take Flight by Donating Unused Air Miles February 27.
For the third year, a statewide campaign for unused airline miles will help make wishes come true for South Dakota kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The February 27 effort will benefit Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, enabling the chapter to grant travel wishes to kids across the state.
More than 65 percent of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish require air travel, the largest expense of the chapter’s annual wish budget. Miles from Delta, United, and US Airways are accepted. Once the miles are donated they never expire and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in South Dakota. Over the last two years more than 5 million miles have been donated, saving the organization more than $50,000 in airfare.
Watch KSFY or NewsCenter1 February 27 for more information. Miles will be accepted that day by calling 1.800.640.9198. Miles can also be donated online anytime at southdakota.wish.org. A minimum donation of 1,000 miles is required for Delta and US Airways and 500 miles for United. To expedite the process, you need to have your account number and know exactly how many miles you would like to donate.
Several tools are available to help spread the word about our campaign including:
• Sioux Falls Area Flyer
• Rapid City Area Flyer
• Business Toolkit
The statewide effort is made possible by: