Miles for Smiles

NBC and Telemundo CT Host the Annual Miles for Smiles Donation Event Benefitting Make-A-Wish Connecticut

Help make local children’s wishes come true!

What to Know

  • From Monday, January 24 through Friday, January 28, 2022, you can donate unused airline miles or make monetary donations online to help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant local wishes.
  • Viewers can visit milesforsmiles.wish.org to make airline miles donations and ct.wish.org/donate to make monetary donations. Or, viewers can call (855) 622-2830 to make all donations by phone.
  • Your airline miles and points create trips that transform and create hope for wish kids and their families. A wish trip provides a much-needed escape for a child with a critical illness.

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut are again partnering with Make-A-Wish Connecticut for the annual Miles for Smiles airline miles donation drive.

While Make-A-Wish Connecticut has begun to safely grant domestic travel wishes, 100 Connecticut wish kids with critical illnesses are still waiting for their travel wishes to come true this year.

A granted wish can have a lifelong impact on a wish kid, positively impacting their health and emotional well-being. Wishes can also give the child's family support and hope when dealing with a severe illness.

Photos: NBC and Telemundo CT to Host Miles for Smiles Airline Mile Donation Drive With Make-A-Wish CT This January

  • Percentage of wishes involving travel: 70+ percent
  • Average number of miles needed for one domestic round-trip ticket: 50,000
  • Average cost of a round-trip ticket: $750

Do you have airline miles that you haven’t been able to use during the pandemic that are about to expire? From Monday, January 24 through Friday, January 28, 2022, you can donate unused airline miles or make monetary donations online to help Make-A-Wish Connecticut grant local wishes. For airline miles donations, visit milesforsmiles.wish.org; for monetary donations, please visit ct.wish.org/donate. Or, viewers can call (855) 622-2830 to make all donations by phone.

  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • JetBlue

Miles donated to Make-A-Wish will not expire once transferred to the organization and will help offset costs to purchase flights for wish kids and their families.

Make-A-Wish Connecticut President and CEO Pam Keough discusses this year's Miles for Smiles campaign and how you can help make wishes come true for Make-A-Wish CT kids. The Miles for Smiles campaign runs from January 24 through January 28.

“We are so grateful for our partnership with NBC and Telemundo Connecticut. Every year they and their viewers jump in and partner with us to help collect much-needed airline miles for our wish kids and families," said Pam Keough, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Connecticut. "Due to COVID, 100 of our wish kids are still waiting for their travel wishes to come true. While we have begun to safely grant domestic travel wishes, we need your help to grant the remaining 100.”

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