Does the holiday season make you want to count your blessings and give back in some way? TripIt has teamed up with Make-A-Wish for the fifth straight year to turn the wishes of sick children into life-changing experiences. And you can help.
Every 38 minutes, Make-A-Wish transforms the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses into a reality. Over 75% of these wishes will include travel– cumulatively that is 2.5 billion airline miles and over 50,000 round-trip tickets needed to fulfill this mission.
TripIt has raised over six million miles over the past five years partnering with Make-A-Wish. We want to continue this momentum by collecting two million miles by December 31, 2017.
Meet Julia—wish recipient to wish benefactor
Your donated miles will help wishes come true for children and teens such as Julia, 16. She has been fighting a connective tissue disorder, and her wish was to go to Mo’orea to stay in an overwater bungalow with her twin sister, Jamie, and their parents. Julia said, “It let us break away from reality. We weren’t always worried about doctors’ appointments.”
What’s even more amazing is that when Julia returned home from her wish, she wanted to pay it forward and raise money to send other kids on wishes. Julia and her sister set a goal of $5,000 and ended up raising over $19,000—an amount that funds approximately two whole wishes! Read more about Julia’s wish story here.
You, too, can help make wishes come true. Join us in celebrating the gift of travel, and give what you can this holiday season. You can donate miles here. And remember – donated air miles never expire! No airline miles? No problem! You can also donate money here.