Airline Miles Help Grant Children’s Wishes through Wishes in Flight®
Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties Needs Miles Donations to Send Local Wish Kids to Dream Destinations
(May 2018) – Local children with life-threatening medical conditions will have their heartfelt wishes granted this year by Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties, and we need our airline miles today to make it happen. Our miles bank is nearly empty.
We need help from the community to make Wishes like Trinity’s come true. Trinity’s heartfelt wish to visit Hawaii was filled with memorable moments, including taking in views of the ocean while horseback riding and being guest of honor at a luau. For a young lady battling chronic kidney disease, this trip provided her the opportunity to develop deeper bonds with her family as she experienced flying on an airplane and visiting a tropical destination for the first time.
Many wishes like Trinity’s come true with help from frequent fliers. Your donations of unused airline miles are essential to getting wish kids to their destinations. Make-A-Wish® accepts donated miles for travel on American, Delta, Southwest, and United Airlines. Donating airline miles through Make-A-Wish® Tri- Counties’ Wishes in Flight program is easy – the miles never expire once they’ve been donated.
About 70% of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish® throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties each year involve air travel. “Make-A-Wish® arranges travel for wish kids to experience their dream wishes – whether it’s to meet a celebrity, to visit their favorite theme park or to have an international experience for the first time,” said CEO Pattie Mullins. “A wish helps children feel stronger, more energetic and more able to battle their life-threatening medical conditions. Donating airline miles is an easy way to make Wishes a reality for courageous children in our communities.”
Be part of a life-affirming wish and help Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties reach the goal of 4 million miles by May 31, 2018. To make a donation, visit www.tri-counties.wish.org.