Every day, traffickers use the world’s vast transportation networks to exploit their victims. We see human traffickers operate wherever a transportation system can be utilized for profit—in truck stops, train stations, cabs, and airports. That’s why partnerships are important, so Polaris can bring awareness to human trafficking in transportation hubs across the nation.
And the airline industry is fighting back, taking steps to eliminate trafficking from their networks and supporting survivors with help. In that vein, Polaris and Delta Air Lines are announcing a new partnership enabling Delta SkyMiles Members to directly support survivors of human trafficking through the SkyWish program.
Delta SkyMiles members with unused miles in their accounts can now visit the SkyWish page and donate those miles to Polaris, as well as a number of other charity leaders around the world. Polaris will then use the miles donated through the SkyWish program to pay for the airfare survivors need to return home, receive critical services, reunite with their children or families, or engage in survivor leadership opportunities.
Delta has also generously offered to match the first 3 million miles donated. These donations will make tremendous strides in helping cover the costs to get survivors the help and support they need, as well as ensure they have the ability to travel around the country for advocacy efforts without needing to worry about paying for their airfare.
Delta, a leader in domestic and international travel, has long-supported charities throughout the world, and Polaris is honored to be teaming up with them in such a profound way. To learn more about the SkyWish program or to donate some of your own miles, visit www.delta.com/skywish.