Emma’s Make-A-Wish Foundation® adventure started long before she caught a glimpse of her first wild kangaroo: Stepping onto the jetway for her first intercontinental flight was the true beginning of her wish.
Many wishes like Emma’s come true with help from frequent fliers that can be easily donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Donations of air miles are essential to getting wish kids to their destinations. Donating air miles through the Foundation’s Wishes in FlightSM program is not only easy – the miles never expire once they are in the Foundation’s account. Nearly 70 percent of the wishes granted nationwide by the Make-A-Wish Foundation last year included air travel for families to reach their wish destinations. The Foundation estimates that 2.5 billion donated airline miles are needed to provide wish travel for wish kids and their families each year.
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation arranges travel for wish kids to reach their wish destinations, whether it’s to meet a celebrity, go to their favorite theme park to meet a super hero or princess or travel to swim with dolphins,” said Diane Kuppermann, President and CEO. “Donating unused airline miles is an easy way for supporters to help us grant children’s wishes and give them an experience of a lifetime that not only improves the quality of life for them, but their families too.”
Many major airlines based in the United States allow members of their frequent flier programs to donate airline miles to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you have air miles with Delta, US Airways, Continental, or United, you hold the ticket to a child’s wish. Every traveler can be part of a life-affirming wish. All it takes is a simple airline miles donation. Frequent fliers can donate by going to donate miles or calling 315-475-9474.
Incorporated in 1985, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children between the ages of 2-1/2 and 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York has granted over 1300 Wishes since its inception. In granting a favorite wish, the Foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York continues to “share the power of a wish®” with special central New York kids because of the generous support of the central New York Community both individuals and corporations throughout the fifteen county region it serves. The counties being served are: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins.
For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation and to learn how you can donate miles or become involved call (315) 475-WISH (9474) or (800) 846-WISH (9476) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.