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 2nd 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.
Our 4th annual Give Wishes Wings, raised over $65,000, with a $10,000 sponsorship made again by Honolulu Cookie Company. Broadcasted by partners KITV4 and 94.7 KUMU, who aired heartfelt testimonies and even helped us with Ava's wish reveal! Alaska Airlines also donated miles per dollar raised helping 38 wish kids actively planning their wish this summer.
Our 5th annual Give Wishes Wings radiothon raised over $28,000 to grant waiting summer wishes. Partners KITV4 and 94.7 KUMU sponsored the event and aired heartfelt testimonies throughout the day--they also helped us reveal that Atlas's wish to go to Hobbiton is coming true! Sponsor Alaska Airlines also matched every mile donated, truly helping local wishes take flight!