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Wishes in Flight! Donate unused airline miles to help grant a Make-A-Wish

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Today is our annual Wishes In Flight miles drive for the Make-A-Wish foundation! We are asking the community to come together to help grant wishes for children in our area with life-threatening illnesses.

You can call 509-443-1111 from 6am - 6pm to donate your unused airline miles. You airline miles help to cover the cost of plane tickets. You can also call and make a cash donation. Our goal is to raise 2 million miles!

Please consider sharing this post on your social media accounts to help spread the word.

Currently, 81 percent of the wishes that we grant locally involve airline travel.

  • Every 50,000 miles donated equals a free ticket.
  • Using airlines miles to send families on their wish trips is the number one way we are able to stretch the donated dollars.
  • While on a wish trip, Make-A-Wish takes care of everything for the child and their immediate family: ground transportation, accommodations, meals, activities, and spending money.
  • During the mileage drive Alaska Airlines will match, mile for mile, up to 500,000 miles.
  • Make-A-Wish estimates they need 67 million miles a year to send their wish kids and their families on their wishes.
  • If your miles are expiring, donate them to Make-A-Wish.  Once transferred, they will not expire for the organization.
  • The wish experience is important part of treatment:
    • A combined 89% of nurses, doctors, social workers and child life specialists surveyed say they believe that the wish experience can influence wish kids' physical health.
    • 97% of wish families and 96% of health professionals observe increases in wish kids' emotional health.
    • 99% of parents reported that the wish experience gave their kids increased feelings of happiness.
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