Make-A-Wish says airline miles can help make dreams come true for Connecticut kids

Your unused airline miles can make a big difference for a Connecticut child suffering from a life-threatening illness.

Make-A-Wish Connecticut and HAN Network have joined forces for its first airline miles drive in Fairfield County, the HAN Network Wishes In Flight Campaign.  Watch the video below to find out more.

On Thursday, April 7, Michael Dominick joined Kate Czaplinski on HAN's weekday news show, Coffee Break, to discuss the campaign and the work Make-A-Wish does to make dreams come true for local families.

Make-A-Wish Connecticut granted 209 wishes in its 2015 fiscal year, and will grant 240 wishes in its current fiscal year. An astonishing 70% of wishes granted each year require air travel. Make-A-Wish sends the entire immediate family on the wish experience, too — an average of four to five airline tickets per family — so airline mile contributions are among the organization’s greatest needs.

Throughout the month of April, the HAN Network and Make-A-Wish Connecticut will be sharing stories of Wish Kids throughout Fairfield County.

You can donate unused Delta or United miles directly to the campaign by visiting CT.WISH.ORG/HANNetwork, which will help Connecticut Wish Kids reach their dream destinations. JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines also accept airline miles donations that support Make-A-Wish through their own airline mile donation programs, which can be contributed through their individual websites. Directions to these portals are also available on the HAN Network campaign page.
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