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Ways To Help Make-A-Wish Metro And Western New York This June

Posted in Donate Car Western New York News, Friday, May 23, 2014

Our partner Make-A-Wish Metro and Western New York grants an average of one wish every 10 hours. This June, there are several ways to help them grant even more wishes! The 18th Annual Tournament of Wishes is coming up in June, but if you can’t attend, there are still ways that you can make a difference. Donating airline miles, making an in-kind donation, or donating a car to Wheels For Wishes will all help Make-A-Wish Metro and Western New York grant more wishes, which bring more hope, strength, and joy to children who are facing life-threatening medical conditions. 

Attend The 18th Annual Tournament Of Wishes

If you love to golf, register for the 18th Annual Tournament of Wishes taking place on June 23. This event takes place at the Mendon Golf Club (226 Mendon-Ionia Road, Mendon), starting at 11 a.m. For a single golfer, the registration fee is $150 and for a team of four the fee is $600. Your registration fee includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner, and prizes. Just be sure to register before June 6, when the payment is due. To register or find information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Joel Harper at joel@harperfamilyfoundation.org.

Donate Airline Miles To Benefit Make-A-Wish

Did you know that Make-A-Wish needs more than 2.5 billion airline miles to cover every wish that involves traveling to reach a destination? Many Wish Kids wish to travel to places around the world such as Disney World, Hawaii and Europe, and your airline mile donation can help them get there! The Wishes in Flight program currently accepts frequent flier miles from Delta, United, and U.S. Airways. Learn more about donating your miles here. Every mile makes a difference!

Make An In-Kind Donation

Did you know that nearly 40 percent of wish items are donated by individuals? You can make a difference by donating items such as toys, luggage or gift cards to Make-A-Wish. Just keep in mind that in-kind donations must be new items.

Donate A Vehicle To Wheels For Wishes

When you donate a car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, or RV to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro and Western New York, the proceeds from your donation go towards granting wishes! Wheels For Wishes accepts vehicles regardless of whether they’re running, and your donation is always tax deductible. Consider donating today to help bring hope, strength, and joy to a child in your community, whether that’s New York City, Buffalo, or Rochester. To make a donation simply call 1-855-239-9474 or fill out an online car donation form. A granted wish is a powerful thing. Whether you attend the Tournament of Wishes, donate frequent flier miles, or make a vehicle donation, you have the power to help those wishes come true!