“I wish to sleep on a hammock between two palm trees on the beach in Hawaii.” “I wish to go to Antarctica.” “I wish to go see gymnastics at the Olympics.” The Make-A-Wish Foundation is asking frequent travelers across the country to contribute frequent flyer miles and help make wishes like these come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
When Make-A-Wish volunteers ask a child for his or her favorite wish; very often the response begins with, “I want to go…” In fact, almost 70% of all wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation involve travel. Fortunately, most major airlines have created programs that allow members of their frequent traveler loyalty programs to donate their unused miles to charity. Such contributions have enabled the Make-A-Wish Foundation to send thousands of children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families on the trip of a lifetime, and have saved the Foundation millions of dollars each year.
However, with the number of wishes constantly rising – more than 12,000 in the United States last year alone – the need for frequent flier miles is greater than ever. In fact, the Make-A-Wish Foundation estimates that it would need more than 2.5 billion frequent flier miles to fulfill every wish child’s travel request this year.
You can help make our travel wishes come true by joining our Wishes In Flight® program today!
To donate your airline miles, please click here.
For corporate airline mile donations, please feel free to contact us at any of the following:
Phone: 203.261.9044/877.203.WISH (Toll Free)