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Airline Miles Donations Needed to Help Grant Children’s Wishes


December 13, 2013

The month of December marks the culmination of Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina’s annual Season of Wishes campaign.  During campaign, the chapter will grant more than 30 wishes representing 19 counties of eastern North Carolina.  One way to help grant these wishes is the donation of unused airline miles through the Wishes in Flight program.  

Each year, Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grants nearly 200 life-changing wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. These wish experiences can be pivot points in the course of a child’s treatment, making them feel better and in some cases, even helping them get better. A wish-come-true strengthens families, provides moments of happiness and inspiration, and helps create strong community bonds.

Nearly 83% percent of wishes that Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina grant require air travel, making it a critical – and costly – resource. In fact, approximately 600 airline tickets, the equivalent of approximately 30 million airline miles, are needed each year to get local wish kids and their families to and from these incredible experiences.

Supporters can help now by visiting to donate unused frequent flier miles in just a few easy steps.

“Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina arranges travel for wish kids to reach their wish destinations, whether it’s to meet a celebrity, go to their favorite theme park or reconnect with a close friend who moved away,” said Kristen Johnson, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina.  “Donating unused airline miles is an easy way for supporters to help us continue creating thousands of lasting moments for children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

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Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
3809 Computer Drive
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474