The wishes we grant are as diverse and creative as the children that make them, and almost 80% of these wishes involve travel.
Support of caring people is vital to ensuring that we are able to fulfill wishes of children like Dhanush – a young boy with severe chronic neutropenia who’s wish was to be reunited with the doctor who in his words, “saved his life,” by detecting his condition. The two lived thousands of miles apart so Dhanush and his family, like many of our wish kids and families, boarded a flight and embarked on a life-changing trip.
This year, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington will need over 44,000,000 miles to help fulfill wishes like Dhanush’s. At our Alaska and Washington chapter, we have an annual 10-million-mile funding gap. Your gift could help fill that gap, defray costs, and make a child’s wish come true.
Frequent flier miles are an asset that is often forgotten in estate planning, but those miles can mean the world to our wish families. When you donate your frequent flier miles from our airline partners to Make-A-Wish, they will never expire, and they allow our wish kids – and their families – to take the dream trips that they will cherish for a lifetime.
To learn more about donating miles through your will or estate plan, please contact Asa Tate at Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington at 206.588.8960.
Sample Frequent Flier Mileage Bequest Language:
Donate to Make-A-Wish America (miles distributed to chapters for nationwide use):
I give the balance of my [Delta Air Lines or United Airlines] frequent flier miles, Account # _________ to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, 4742 N. 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016, Tax ID #86-0481941, to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
Donate to Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington (miles used for granting wishes to local children):
I give the balance of my [Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines or United Airlines] frequent flier miles, Account # _________ to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington, 811 First Avenue, Suite 520, Seattle, WA 98104, Tax ID # 91-1329433, to be used or disposed of as its Board of Trustees deems appropriate in its sole discretion.