The Delta Pilot’s Charitable Fund is pleased to announce a $10,000 donation was given to the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. The Rally Foundation empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. This support was made possible by the donations Delta pilots made during the 2017 Holiday Tie campaign.

This year’s tie was designed by a little girl named Grace, who was diagnosed with Optic Glioma. The Rally Foundation kids are already busy designing ties for the 2018 Holiday Tie campaign, and we’re looking forward to seeing their creativity! We hope to have the ties available to Delta pilots by mid-October.

The Delta Pilots Charitable Fund has multiple ways you can help the many children’s foundations in need of support. DPCF funds benefit kids in the cities we live and work in — these kids are our neighbors, passengers, schoolmates and may even be our own child. One way you can give to the DPCF is by going to smile.amazon.com every time you shop on Amazon. By using this link and selecting the DPCF as the benefactor, Amazon donates a percentage of every purchase to DPCF. This costs you nothing (prices are the same as the regular site) and we can continue helping deserving children.

Other methods of donating include a one-time gift or recurring payroll deduction.  Please consider a recurring donation, even $5 per paycheck really helps. You can find the payroll deduct form, and other options to donate, on our website.

We are excited to announce we have an updated and redesigned website: deltapilotscharitablefund.org. You can find information about who your donations are helping, how to contact us, and also how to request funding. There are a couple of new videos on our website from two of the charities we have helped. They are heartwarming, to say the least. If you volunteer for a charity in your community that benefits children, let us know how we can help. Please direct the organization’s leadership to our website and have them include your name in the application.

We want to once again thank the Delta pilots for their generous donations. The pilots of Delta Air Lines are amazing in so many ways, with their time and money, helping those in need.