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).
Founded in late 2012 by crowd-funding flights of compassion with unused travel miles, a 100% volunteer organization, Give A Mile celebrated a big â€œ300 flights (and counting..)â€ milestone in early 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.
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
We at Give A Mile would like to share this extra-special story, also a major milestone for our organization: our 300th flight.
Trevor Jones is one of Give A Mileâ€™s active volunteers and influencers. He began working with Give A Mile in 2014, not long after it was founded. Trevor works on a number of GAM initiatives, including:
Traditionally Christmas is a time that people are mindful of their blessings and in a giving mood. At Give A Mile we set flight-raising and fundraising goals for our annual Christmas Campaign and we count on your generosity.
The Pyke familyâ€™s story is compelling. In 2012 father Phillip came to Alberta for a great job to support the family of six, including a daughter with a health-related disability.
Give A Mile is committed to transparency and at the below link is our 2016 quarter 2Â financial reports.Â This includes all donations and expenses.Â
At Give A Mile we are surrounded and supported by amazing people. This includes our volunteers, donors, flight recipients, the communities in which we are involved, and our Corporate Partners.