United Airlines has partnered with The Points Guy (Brian Kelly) to give away one million MileagePlus miles through the fundraising platform Prizeo to help Make-A-Wish grant more life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, the company said.
As an added benefit, Kelly will advise one lucky winner on how to maximize those miles for a “Trip That Transforms.”
Kelly was inspired to build this Prizeo package when he learned about Ryan Pickren, who became the largest individual airline-miles donor in Make-A-Wish history with his donation of 2.5 million United Airlines MileagePlus miles to the Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington chapter.
Inspired by Pickren´s kindness and generosity, Kelly put together the ultimate Prizeo prize package, calling on several Make-A-Wish national corporate partners. Thanks to a donation of 500,000 MileagePlus miles from United Airlines combined with 500,000 of his own United miles, one winner will receive everything needed to plan a “Trip That Transforms.”
Of the more than 15,400 wishes fulfilled in 2017 by Make-A-Wish America, approximately 77 percent required travel.