This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Make-A-Wish®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I love what Make-A-Wish does. I have known several people who have realized a dream through Make-A-Wish. It is just so neat! My mother-in-law had the privilege of volunteering with Make-A-Wish, and I remember hanging on her stories of shopping for the children and being there when they received their wish. How awesome is that!
Thirty years ago, a seven-year-old boy received his heartfelt wish to be a police officer for one day. That one wish inspired the founding of Make-A-Wish and launched the wish granting movement we have today. Beginning April 1 and concluding with World Wish Day® on April 29, Make-A-Wish is conducting a nationwide campaign to raise dollars and airline miles to fund airline tickets for wishes that involve travel.
I hadn’t realized that nearly 75 percent of wishes require air travel, making it a needed and costly resource. In fact, approximately 50,000 airline tickets, the equivalent of 2.5 billion airlines miles or $37.5 million, are needed each year to cover the cost associated with sending wish kids and their families to and from these incredible experiences.
We can help grant more wishes that change the lives of wish kids, their families, and everyone touched by a wish, forever by just donating frequent flier miles or dollars and helping wish kids take flight.