SIOUX FALLS, S.D., March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Midco Connections will help Make-A-Wish South Dakota in its statewide campaign to collect unused airline miles. These miles will help make wishes come true for South Dakota children with life-threatening medical conditions. The campaign culminates with a statewide broadcast on KSFY TV and NewsCenter1 on March 10.
Midco Connections will host the event from its Sioux Falls facility and also provide associates to take calls for donations of unused airline miles. Miles will be accepted that day by calling 1.800.640.9198. To help associates process the donations, callers will need to have their frequent flyer account numbers and predetermine how many miles they wish to donate. The minimum Delta miles are 1,000. United requires donations of at least 500 miles.
The miles will benefit Make-A-Wish® South Dakota and allow the chapter to grant more travel wishes to kids. More than 65 percent of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish require air travel, the largest expense of the chapter's annual wish budget. After miles are donated, they never expire, and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in South Dakota.
"Midco Connections has been a wonderful partner over the years and we appreciate their support and donation of resources," said Paul Krueger, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish South Dakota. "Their support with this campaign will help make more children's wishes to come true."
Midco Connections has been involved in the campaign the last four years. During that time, more than eight million miles have been donated, saving Make-A-Wish South Dakota thousands of dollars in airfare.
"Our team members are once again thrilled to take these calls, as we all know what a difference this can make in the lives of the children who experience the joy and hope delivered by Make-A-Wish,"said Patti Hawkey, General Manager of Midco Connections.
About Make-A-Wish South Dakota
Make-A-Wish South Dakota was founded in 1984 to grant the wishes of children between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since its inception, Make-A-Wish® South Dakota has granted more than 1,180 wishes. Fifty nine wishes were granted last fiscal year and more than 60 kids are in the process of receiving a wish. The average cost of a wish is nearly $7,000. Visit southdakota.wish.org or call 605.335.8000 for more information.
About Midco Connections
Midco Connections is a customer contact center specializing in financial services, retail, healthcare and nutraceuticals. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with a second facility in Fargo, North Dakota, Midco Connections is a leader in inbound, outbound, chat and email customer contact solutions. Midco Connections has been in business for over 30 years and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Midcontinent Media, Inc. For more information, visit midcoconnections.com.
4901 E. 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
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