Giving wishes wings to fly

Staff Report

Pittsburgh — Do you have unused frequent flier miles left over from summer travel? Individuals who have Delta SkyMiles and/or United MileagePlus miles* are urged to donate their unused air miles to Make-A-Wish to help send more than 700 wish kids to their dream destinations this year. Those miles are turned into free flights for wish kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.

Travel is the biggest wish expense for Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In fact, the local chapter needs more than 124 million air miles per year to fulfill travel wishes. Air miles are a critical wish resource, and once donated, they never expire.

The minimum donation is 1,000 miles for Delta and 500 miles for United. The combined contribution of even the smallest amounts of air miles adds up to help wish kids and their families travel to their wishes-come-true.

Help offset the need for air miles by donating today. To donate miles or for more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or log onto

Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 16,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at

Please note that Make-A-Wish can also accept air miles donations from both Delta and United’s global airline partners as long as a Delta SkyMiles or United MileagePlus account was used to accrue the miles.

Staff Report

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