SPOKANE, Wash. - Today KHQ is hosting a telethon with the Make A Wish Foundation. The organization needs more than 2.5 billion airline miles to grant wishes each year, and now you can donate your unused miles.
From 5 am to 6:30 pm today you can donate without opening your pocketbook. We'll be accepting donations from Alaska, Delta, United, and U-S Airways. If you want to donate money instead you can do that as well.
The number to call: 509-443-1111.
It all began in 1980 with the simple dream of Chris, a boy from Phoenix, who wished to be a police officer for a day. Chris' friends and family made his wish possible, and after seeing the impact the wish had on him, his family and even the community, his friends formed the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Today, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has 64 chapters in the United States and its territories and 33 international affiliates. To date, the Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes worldwide and is the largest wish-granting organization in the world.
In 1986, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington was founded. In 2000, the chapter expanded its territory to include Alaska in addition to Washington. Since that time, the local chapter has granted wishes to more than 4,800 children. This year, we will grant approximately 300 wishes to local children throughout Alaska and Washington.
To visit the Make A Wish website click here