Charitable Giving Program

The Metropolitan Airport News Charitable Giving Program supports New York-based non-profit organizations working to benefit the aviation industry, and improve the quality of life for those in need at and around the New York area airports.

Patient Airlift Services (PALS)

Patient AirLift Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially. PALS also arranges volunteer flights for family members of patients as compassionate missions, to ensure patients have support when they are away from home for long periods. PALS is proud to assist military personnel and their families with free flights to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation processes for our wounded veterans. PALS has a history of supporting humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made disasters.


Patient Airlift Services
7110 Republic Airport, 2nd Floor
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: 1-888-818-1231 •

PALS 2018 Check Presentation

USO Center
JFK International Airport

The USO provides programs, entertainment and services at more than 200 USO locations worldwide, including 6 centers in the tri-state area. Whether you are traveling through a local airport, visiting the area for the first time, or stationed here and looking to enjoy the region’s many unique attractions and entertainment options, knowledgeable USO volunteers can help make your visit memorable. In 2016, USO centers were visited more than 7 million times by service members and their families. USO centers provide a warm and comforting place where service members can connect to loved ones via Internet or phone, play a video game, catch a movie, have a snack or just put their feet up and relax.


USO Center JFK International Airport
JetBlue, Terminal 5, Jamaica, NY 11430
(Across from Baggage Carousel 3)

For more information on volunteering, please contact Karen Golden, Director of Volunteer Services, (212) 695-5590 ext. 243 or visit