The American Airlines Kids in Need program provides worldwide support for children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical, educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public awareness of children's issues. Beneficiaries of the program include individuals as well as organizations with needs related to medical, educational and social concerns, and/or causes that heighten public awareness of children’s issues.
AAdvantage members play a major role in helping American support some of the world’s foremost organizations dedicated to caring for children by donating their unused miles through American’s Miles for Kids in Need® program.
In addition to the millions of miles American donates annually, last year AAdvantage® members donated 127 million of their unused AAdvantage miles. These miles help hundreds of children’s organizations like the ones listed below. The miles have also been used to provide air transportation to 522 critically ill children, and their parents/guardians, in need of medical treatment.
In the spring of 2012, American expanded its long-standing partnership with UNCF®, the nation’s largest minority education organization. So, if your plans call for travel, or if you like to give the gift of travel, we hope you’ll join us in support of the UNCF® mission. With your purchase of an American Airlines UNCF® co-branded gift card, American donates $5 of every $50 spent to UNCF®. Our hope is to help students to go to and through college.
Support of American's Kids in Need program benefits children's organizations such as
(but not exclusive to):
- Angel Missions Haiti
- Association Neuf de Coer
- Children of the Americas
- Childspring International
- China Mission
- Chinese Agape Foundation
- Craniofacial Foundations World
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – The Jimmy Fund
- Healing the Children
- Helping Hands of Honduras
- International Hospital for Children
- Make A Wish Foundation
- Miami Jewish Brucker Biofeedback Center
- Miracle Flights for Kids
- National Center for Missing/Exploited Children
- Ruth Paz Foundation
- Shrine's Hospital
- Snowball Express
- Something mAAgic Foundation and their annual mAAgic Flight
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Travelers Aid of Puerto Rico
- University of MN Amplatz Children's Hospital
- World Pediatric Project
How to Request Support
Nonprofit or social service organizations supporting children’s issues may request partnering opportunities with American Airlines by registering and submitting a proposal at aa-pro.com.
Medical institutions, doctors or social workers at certified medical facilities, NGOs or other nonprofit charitable organizations may download an application to request transportation for a critically ill child needing medical treatment in the United States:
Download Request for Travel Application