Have you become disillusioned with SkyMiles redemptions? Do you refuse to spend triple points to get to your destination and you’re not flexible enough to find any low priced awards? Why not use some miles for a good cause. The Make-A-Wish foundation announced earlier this week that they are extremely low on frequent flier points and need help from the travel community.

Wishes in Flight – You Hold the Ticket to a Child’s Wish.! The Make-A-Wish Foundation needs more than 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 round-trip tickets, to grant wishes each year. Every mile donated helps wish kids and their families travel to destinations around the world. Once donated, your miles will never expire and are used to support wishes across the country. This is just one simple way you can help grant a life-changing wish experience.

You can donate as few as 1,000 Delta Skymiles via this link. United (500 mile min) and US Airways (1000 mile min) are also partners, United is even matching all donations through April 30th.

Delta has partnered with several other charities as well which you can access here:

Check out this previous post, Doing Good & Earning Miles, for a rundown of ways to both earn and redeem miles/points in a variety of programs by doing good. Thanks to reader Nicole from NY for the tip on the Make-A-Wish need!

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Matt April 6, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Nice – do I get a deduction for donating too? I do when I give my old socks to the Salvation Army..

Make-A-Wish America April 8, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this with your readers! We appreciate your help in granting wishes.

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