About Us

Our Mission

To give the gift of a final goodbye by providing flights for loved ones to be together during times of palliative or critical illness.

Our Vision

To create a compassionate bridge for families to connect by donating one billion miles to people wishing to visit their terminally or critically ill loved ones.
 
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Who We Are

Give A Mile is a registered nonprofit that offers flights to connect people in palliative or critical care with their loved ones. We allow them to create moments and make memories that will live on. 

Give a Mile is a registered non-profit in Canada and the US that offers flights worldwide.

WHAT WE DO​

Give A Mile uses donated frequent flyer miles, loyalty points and cash from compassionate individual donors and corporate sponsors to purchase flights. 

Donations cover round-trip flights of compassion, travel fees and taxes so families can focus on what matters most: sharing final moments with their loved ones. 

our inspiration

Founder, Kevin Crowe, experienced the power of a final goodbye during the passing of his good friend, Ryan Westerman. In Ryan’s final days, both he and his close family and friends were at peace knowing nothing had been left unsaid and wished that more end of life experiences could unfold this way for more people 

In time, Kevin learned that trillions of air miles went unused in 2011 and this fact spurred him to begin Give A Mile as a way to continue Ryan’s legacy. 

Our story

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Margaret’s Flight Story

Flying from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia

Margaret’s world revolved around her four sons; upon receiving a harrowing cancer diagnosis, her only request was to have her entire family in one place. Folks rallied from coast to coast to grant her final wish.  

Amanda’s Flight Story

Flying from Oregon to Ontario

While some families say farewell to a life full of memories, others spend their final days making up for lost time. After over 30 years apart, Diane’s dying wish was to see her daughter, Amanda, for one last hello. 

Shannon’s Flight Story

Flying to Halifax, Nova Scotia

When Shannon’s second devastating battle with cancer put her in the hospital, a dear friend of nearly 30 years was committed to being by her side. Flight Hero, Stacey Lazarenko, made it happen.



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