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Words of Wishdom: A Blog

The Easiest Way to Give

Make-A-Wish Maine needs a gift from you that you probably already have and might not even use. We need ten million of them in order to grant all of our wishes for Maine wish kids. Personally, I gave 5,000 of these to Make-A-Wish Maine recently. Do you think you have some to share?

You may have already figured it out, but I am talking about frequent flyer miles!

In my opinion, this is one of the easiest gifts to give and the impact is immediate. Many believe we have some secret way of getting the best deals on flights. Unfortunately, our only secret weapon is our Program Director Kate Vickery who works tirelessly to find the best deal for flights to make every donor dollar stretch as far as it can here at Make-A-Wish Maine.

When you donate your miles you can know that we are using them this year to help wishes take flight! Wishes like Emersyn's to go see butterflies and beaches or Grace's wish to go to Walt Disney World!

While frequent flyer miles expire for people, gifted miles to us do not have an expiration date. This is a helpful tip for anyone who has miles that will be expiring soon and simply won't be able to use them before they do. In order to give your Delta, United, or US Airways miles, click here. Also, if you are a TrueBlue member, you can turn your points into dollars and donate to your charity of choice.

You can also call the office to donate your miles over the phone! You can reach us Monday through Friday at (207) 221-2306, between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 pm.

I know that it would take me a very long time to rack up enough miles to actually be able to use. It also isn't in the cards for me to make a major gift to Make-A-Wish Maine. However, it feels really good donating my unused miles to Make-A-Wish Maine and knowing that my gift is directly helping a wish kid go to a destination they wished to see or to go meet a celebrity they admire.

We have granted wishes to over 1,150 children in Maine and continue to try to reach every child who qualifies in our state. We can't do this without the help of individuals and businesses supporting us. Consider gifting your airline miles today and look out for the next travel wish story you see. Your miles will make quite an impact!

Contact Make-A-Wish® Maine.

tel: 207.221.2306telephone
toll free: 800.491.3171
fax: 207.221.2028
mail: 66 Mussey Road, Scarborough, ME 04074

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About this Blog

Written by Donor Care Manager Meredith Jones, this is a blog about the ins and outs of what it takes to grant magical wishes at Make-A-Wish Maine.

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Make-A-Wish® Maine
66 Mussey Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 221-2306
Toll Free (800) 491-3171