Make-A-Wish seeks airline miles donations to help children with critical illnesses in Greater Virginia

Nonprofit organization Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, granting life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses throughout Virginia, has announced it is seeking donations of airline miles, the company said.

As the number of children waiting for wishes grows, the nonprofit has a identified a critical need for donated airline miles to help grant local wishes.

Air travel is often required for wishes to visit specific destinations, to meet celebrities or to attend a sporting event. About 80 percent of local wishes require air travel, making airline travel the nonprofit´s largest wish granting expense. Donated miles help the organization offset travel costs and provide donors a unique way to be a part of granting transformational wishes for local children.

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia will grant more than 180 wishes this fiscal year, and has granted more than 5,000 wishes for Virginia children since the organization´s inception in 1987.