Breaking Travel News

Delta SkyWish Choose Safe America Foundation

Delta Air Lines has designated
the Safe America Foundation as the fourth SkyWish Charity of the Quarter
for 2004. SkyMiles program members may contribute miles to support the
organization’s efforts to promote youth safety, homeland security and
transportation safety. “We look forward to assisting Safe America with promoting safety education
through mileage donation,” said Jeff Robertson, director of Delta’s
SkyMiles Loyalty Program. “Through SkyWish, Delta and our SkyMiles program
members can help provide support for education programs on a broad range
of safety issues.”

Based in Marietta, Ga., the mission of Safe America is to advance the
issues of safety at home, work and in leisure activities through the
distribution of safety products and educational programming. The
organization previously worked with Delta to develop the WorldSafe(R)
program, aimed at educating global travelers and businesses about travel
industry trends, airport safety, travel safety and travel technology.

“Safe America believes that educating ourselves, our families and our
children about safety in our day-to-day activities is paramount to the
well being of all,” said Len Pagano, president of the Safe America
Foundation. “We are excited to have Delta support our efforts to provide
safety education and products.”

Donations may be made via e-mail at [email protected], by calling
1-800-325-3999 or via fax at 404-773-1945. When making a donation,
SkyMiles program members should include their SkyMiles account number, the
amount of miles to be donated and note that the Safe America Foundation is
the charity that their miles will benefit. Additional SkyWish donation
information can be found at

There is a 5,000-mile minimum donation, and Delta will boost each donation
by 20 percent for every 5,000 miles contributed. SkyWish donations are not
tax deductible for Delta Air Lines or SkyMiles program members.


In addition to the above-mentioned initiatives, Safe America has also
developed other important programs including the Safest Kid in America,
Cobb Safe Communities, WorldSafe and SafeTeen America. The Safe America
Foundation has funded over more than 150,000 youth safety products for
at-risk children and partners with businesses and agencies to produce
safety programming. For more information, visit or call