For the first time ever, Make-A-Wish North Dakota is hosting a Wishes in Flight Miles Drive to grant wishes. This Wishes in Flight campaign will be held on Thursday, March 1st, 2018. Make-A-Wish is one of the few charities that can accept unused airline miles. Donated miles enable the chapter to grant travel wishes to kids facing critical illnesses across the state. More than 75 percent of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish require air travel. Miles from Delta and United Airlines are accepted. Once the miles are donated, they never expire and 100 percent of the donated miles stay in North Dakota. If you have unused airline miles, you can turn those miles into smiles for wish kids. When a wish is granted, a child replaces sadness with joy.
Watch KVLY throughout the day on March 1st for more information. Miles will be accepted that day by calling 1.800.362.9474 and miles can also be donated anytime online at northdakota.wish.org. A minimum donation of 1,000 miles is required for Delta and 500 miles for United. To expedite the process, have your account number ready and know exactly how many miles you would like to donate.
“Donating miles is yet another way for our supporters to partner with us together in granting more transformational wishes to children with critical illnesses right here in North Dakota,” Billi Jo Zielinski, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish North Dakota says. “One of the most costly expenses for a travel wish is airfare.” Donated airline miles help defray the cost of sending families to the destination of a wish child’s dreams.
The statewide effort is made possible by the generous partnerships of KVLY Valley News Live, Five Star
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Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since its inception in 1985, Make-A-Wish North Dakota has granted over 850 wishes to children across the state.