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.

American’s Miles for the Cure® program raises funds to support a study of inflammatory breast cancer (the most lethal form of the disease) through a research grant at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Miles for the cure awards customers AAdvantage miles for every dollar they contribute to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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The American Airlines Miles of Hope program provides worldwide support for organizations that help supply the basic needs of the most vulnerable population. Focusing on food, clothing, shelter, health, education and employment, the program works to benefit organizations that provide a strategic focus on children and/or those afflicted by unexpected adversity.
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American is committed to working with organizations that help make a difference in the lives of children.

Cystic Fibrosis FoundationThe 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 ExpressSnowball 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.

The Something Magic FoundationThe Something mAAgic Foundation© Inc., is a nonprofit organization made of current and former American employee volunteers. It supports organizations that create memories for children with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions.

UNICEFUNICEF’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.

Give Kids the World VillageGive Kids The World Village is a nonprofit resort that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. From here, they experience a joyful, cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

Make-a-wish logoMake-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.

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