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Give Wishes Wings

  • Volunteers and Wish Kids spreading the word about Give Wishes Wings!

  • Volunteers came in to help answer phones on Friday's launch of Give Wishes Wings, taking callers' pledges of miles and money.

  • KHON's Jai Cunninghum poses with Wish Alumni Reece in-between live updates of the campaign featured on Wake Up 2Day.

  • Wish Kid Nahla shared her story with 94.7 KUMU. She is one of many wish kids awaiting to take flight this summer on her No. 1 wish to meet Disney's Queen Elsa!

  • Numerous volunteers helped with Friday's Give Wishes Wings launch, spanning 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in a collective effort to support 500 wishes this summer.

  • The phones were buzzing all day, as generous members of the community participated in the 2nd annual drive.

  • Wish Alumna Skylar, whose wish was to have her own line of sun-safe hats, works out of Siana's office to support Friday's launch! She donated HiSky hats as prize giveaways featured for listeners of 94.7 KUMU.

  • Make-A-Wish Hawaii staff pose with Wish Alumni Reece and Tiare, whose wishes both required miles to travel out of Hawaii. Reece flew to Walt Disney World for his Star Wars-themed wish trip, while Tiare flew to California to cheer with the San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders. More than 80% of wishes require travel!

  • Kids for Wish Kids! Keiki of all ages came to help Share the Power of a Wish.

Give Wishes Wings is dedicated to raising support for the more than 500 wishes waiting to take flight to and from Hawaii during our busiest season of wish-granting.

Summertime is when our chapter grants more than half of the wishes we are planning for the year, as school is out and our wish families are ready to embark on their wishes! With more than 80% of the wishes requested by children requiring travel, this summertime drive seeks to raise both needed dollars and air miles. 


2014

Give Wishes Wings launched in the summer of 2014 with an on-air kick-off event with 94.7 KUMU. That year, we raised $34,000 plus 1 MILLION Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ Miles for wishes requiring travel.


2015

In our second annual summertime drive, we kicked off with an on-air event on 94.7 KUMU and KHON2 News, bringing in more than $41,000 and nearly 2.7 million airline miles, with more donations and air miles trickling in through the season's end. 


2016

Our 3rd annual Give Wishes Wings, raised a grand total of over $60,000, not including the entirety of a $25,000 donation made by Honolulu Cookie Company. Broadcasted by partners KITV4 and 94.7 KUMU, the radiothon aired heartfelt testimonies by wish families. Every donation was also supplemented with miles by Alaska Airlines to quite literally make wishes take flight for the 600 wish children actively planning their wish this summer.

CONTACT US

Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

223 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Tel. 808.537.3118
Fax 808.536.5566

vasb@unjnvv.jvfu.bet

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96815

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100