Kids in Need program supports children worldwide

By creating programs that benefit organizations in the U.S. and around the world, American is working toward the mission of creating lasting and positive change in the lives of children. For more than 25 years, the American Airlines Kids in NeedSM program has provided 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 and social services issues. Beneficiaries of the program include individuals as well as organizations with needs related to medical, educational and social concerns and causes that heighten public awareness of children’s issues.
 
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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 and social services issues. Donating miles to Kids in Need directly supports those causes.
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We have a history of supporting kids

 

American is committed to working with organizations that help make a difference in the lives of children.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Opens in new windowThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation seeks to cure cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for all people living with the disease. American supports CFF with its annual Celebrity Ski event and support of Great Strides walks.

Snowball Express - opens in new windowSnowball Express connects children and surviving spouses of fallen heroes with others sharing the same experience. They create a weekend of events that lets them know they are not alone and that we honor the sacrifice of their parent.

UNICEF - opens in new windowUNICEF’s Change for Good program raises funds through foreign currency donations. Customers on board select American flights can donate unused U.S. and foreign currencies to help UNICEF make a difference in the lives of children.

Make-a-wish - opens in new windowMake-A-Wish© creates magical memories and experiences for every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Granting wishes every 37 minutes, they believe a wish experience can be game-changer for the kids they serve.