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.
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.
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.
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.