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A Letter Of Thanks From A Christmas Flight Recipient

January 8th, 2018

“My most sincere and grateful thanks to the wonderful team at the Give A Mile program! My name is Shelley Krastel, and I would like to share my experience with the amazing team at the Give A Mile flight program.  Over the last month and a half, my family was put in a devastating situation  Read More

Famous Fours – Another Achievement

January 8th, 2018

We all know of some famous fours, many were worn in the sport world. There is Bobby Orr in hockey, Lou Gehrig in baseball, and Brett Favre from the NFL. Well Give A Mile (GAM) is now four years old, and they have just awarded their 400th flight of compassion. That means that in just  Read More

Sharing A Special Flight

December 13th, 2017

We received the following flight request: “My name is Rey and my wife Ellen and I have 2 children, Darrell, age 11 and Aaron, age 7. 2 years ago our lives were very different. We both had good jobs and we were finally able to buy our first house, something we had dreamed about for  Read More

Give A Mile Featured On CBC Winnipeg

December 12th, 2017

One of our flight stories got featured on CBC Winnipeg!  Give it a listen.

Kindred Spirits Reunite For One Last Visit

November 23rd, 2017

Best friends Shannon, left, and Nicky were able to spend time together thanks to Give A Mile. For 26 years, best friends Nicky and Shannon were like sisters. Since meeting in college in 1990, the pair marked life’s major happenings together: education, marriage, children. During those monumental, life-changing moments when you need your bestie by  Read More

Holiday Spirit of Giving Campaign 2017

October 30th, 2017

This is Give A Mile’s busiest time: the Holiday Giving Campaign in November and December of each year. Once again we have set high targets to raise 3 Million travel miles and dollars in support of 50 flights of compassion. Our main sponsor Flight Centre Canada will again provide monetary and volunteer support to help  Read More

Moments and Memories: Sichang Li’s Request

October 30th, 2017

This picture from August 2012 tells the story. It shows a smiling, healthy woman on the couch, surrounded by children and grandchildren. And her son Sichang Li is smiling too (front row, 2nd from left).  From China it was Sichang who made a request to Give A Mile for help to get a final visit  Read More

GAM Uniting Loved Ones – Mike Mercer Request

July 25th, 2017

Founded in late 2012 by crowd-funding flights of compassion with unused travel miles, a 100% volunteer organization, Give A Mile celebrated a big “300 flights (and counting..)” milestone in early 2017. They have expanded the donation options and continue to build corporate partnerships and a volunteer base. Please donate or get involved with Give A  Read More

Time with Mom and Grandma

June 20th, 2017

When Tracy wrote from Calgary to describe her mother-in-law Charlene, she talked about how important Grandma had been to their three boys, her boundless generosity towards others, and how much of an example of strength she had been for Tracy personally. Charlene had been battling cancer for 3 years when Tracy found a lump in  Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Heidi Stobert

March 20th, 2017

      Heidi Stobert has been a Give A Mile volunteer since early 2016. These are some of the things she participates in: Communications strategist Social media creation Marketing contribution Regular participation at Give A Mile volunteer events Sometimes great things just sort of fall into your lap!  Certainly that’s what happened when Give A Mile  Read More