Last year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted 14,257 wishes to children in the United States living with life-threatening illnesses. For example, the foundation made it possible for Miranda, a 13-year-old with end-stage renal disease, to attend a luau in Hawaii; as well as giving 3-year-old Hatcher, who has acute myelogenous leukemia, his wish to experience dolphin therapy. One challenge, however, is that nearly three quarters of all the wishes granted involve travel and require a staggering 50,000 round-trip tickets (or the equivalent of 2.5 billion air miles).
To help make as many wishes as possible come true, the Make-A-Wish Foundation launched a month-long Give Wishes Wings campaign that provides supporters a platform to donate their unused airline miles. To help spread the word, they even created a public service announcement starring Matt Walsh, of HBO’s Veep:
To get more information or find out how you can donate your miles, go to givewisheswings.org. Additionally, to further help raise awareness, tag posts on social media with #GiveWishesWings.