Make Wishes Come True with Wishes in Flight®
During the month of March, the UW Combined Fund Drive is teaming up with Make-A-Wish Washington to hold a Wishes in Flight® frequent flier mileage drive. You can donate your unused frequent flyer miles with a Make-A-Wish airline partner (Alaska, Delta, United, or US Airways) and help make wishes come true for kids living with life-threatening medical conditions.
Consider fourteen-year-old Samantha who has a special admiration for nurses. A life-threatening heart condition and other complications have required her to undergo many surgeries and hospital stays, so Samantha’s caregivers rank high on her list of heroes.
She wished to become a nurse for a day, and Make-A-Wish® Washington contacted UW Medicine who rolled out the welcome mat for Samantha. She wore a UW nursing uniform, lunched with the team, and visited a baby girl in the NICU unit. The nurses taught her how to feed the infant, check her vital signs, and listen to her heart.
Most wishes involve travel, so our goal is to collect one million miles to make wishes come true for kids like Samantha and Miles. Visit Wishes in Flight® and donate your air miles today.
Save the Date: Join the Earth Day Challenge
In honor of Earth Day, you can support environmental organizations working to preserve our planet through our first ever Earth Day Challenge. From April 14-30, the UW Combined Fund Drive is partnering with EarthShare Washington to celebrate Earth Day, a day set aside annually for us to think about how we can take action to protect the environment.
Two ways to participate!
- You can join the movement by selecting from 36 local and national environmental organizations and pledge a one-time gift or choose to support EarthShare Washington, a federation comprised of environmental organizations, all working toward saving our planet, and your donation will be divided amongst the participating organizations.
Volunteer for your favorite environmental cause and track your hours. Each volunteer hour will be counted as a $10 donation toward our goal.
Prizes will be given away throughout the challenge!
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