Help Make-A-Wish Kids Take Flight During March 1 Campaign
For the seventh year, Make-A-Wish® South Dakota is reaching out to South Dakotans for unused airline miles. This year’s Wishes in Flight campaign is Thursday, March 1. Donated miles enable the chapter to grant travel wishes to kids facing critical illnesses across the state.
More than 70 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 or United are accepted. Once the miles are donated, they never expire and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in South Dakota. Over the last six years more than 10 million miles have been donated, saving the organization thousands of dollars in airfare each year.
Watch KSFY-TV or NewsCenter1 March 1 for more information. Miles will be accepted that day by calling 1.800.640.9198. Miles can also be donated anytime online at southdakota.wish.org. A minimum donation of 1,000 miles is required for Delta and 500 miles for United. To expedite the process, you need to have your account number and whether you wish to donate all miles in your account, or prefer to specify a different amount.
The statewide effort is made possible by
KSFY-TV, NewsCenter1, Five Star Call Centers and Midco.