Donate unused airline miles to help Make-A-Wish South Dakota

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Make-A-Wish South Dakota has helped hundreds of children facing critical illnesses - and now is your chance to help them grant even more wishes.

The organization is holding its seventh annual Wishes in Flight campaign on March 1. Donated miles enable the chapter to grant travel wishes to kids facing life-threatening medical conditions across the state.

Most of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish require air travel, the largest expense of the chapter’s annual wish budget. Your donations go a long way in letting the organization granting more wishes.

Miles from Delta and United Airlines are accepted. Once the miles are donated, they never expire and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in South Dakota.

Over the last five years, more than 10 million miles have been donated, saving the organization thousands of dollars in airfare each year. This year, the goal is 1 million miles.

Miles will be accepted on March 1 by calling 1-800-640-9198. Miles can also be donated anytime online at A minimum donation of 1,000 miles is required for Delta and 500 miles for United.