Your donation of frequent flier miles can make a cherished wish come true. Most major airlines have created programs that allow members of their frequent traveler loyalty programs to donate their unused miles to charity. Such contributions have enabled the Make-A-Wish Foundation® to send hundreds of wish kids and their families on the trip of a lifetime and have saved the Central New York Chapter thousands of dollars annually!
Many of the children we serve wish to travel to places such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Hawaii, the Bahamas and more. In fact, more than 80% of all wishes granted by the Central New York Chapter in the last fiscal year involved air travel. Thanks to the outstanding support the Foundation receives from its airline partners, airline customers and other generous donors, we have fulfilled more than 1,000 travel wishes!
Other Mileage Programs
Currently, the Make-A-Wish Foundation does not have formal relationships with airlines not listed above; however, Make-A-Wish® chapters can use transferable airline vouchers or tickets on a case-by-case basis. To find out more about airline voucher or ticket donations, contact us at (315) 475-WISH, toll-free at (800) 846-WISH or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Please note: As of January 31, 2009 American Airlines AAdvantage® members will no longer be able to donate their unused miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you have questions about the AAdvantage program, please contact AAdvantage at (800) 882-8880.
The IRS recognizes award points and miles as a gift or an award from the corporation to the individual. Therefore, points and Frequent Flier miles donated to charity are not considered tax deductible.