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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

Give A Mile’s 300th Flight Story – Sponsored by Flight Centre

February 7th, 2017

We at Give A Mile would like to share this extra-special story, also a major milestone for our organization: our 300th flight.  Without partners like Flight Centre the outcomes for families like these would be much different, and in many cases much more difficult. Below is the original request and a follow-up message from our  Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Trevor Jones

November 23rd, 2016

Trevor Jones is one of Give A Mile’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: Corporate donor development Volunteer recruitment / coordination Flight Hero follow up team Regular Volunteer Contribution at GAM events  How  Read More

Make Hay While Sun Shines…

October 17th, 2016

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. Last year we set a modest goal of 25 important visits awarded over the holidays and using  Read More

Flight Centre Canada Helps Create Special Moments

August 30th, 2016

The Pyke family’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. Wife Kelly and the 4 kids planned to sell the house in Ontario and come at the end of the school year. The house didn’t  Read More

2016 Quarter 2 Financial Review and Details

July 29th, 2016

Give A Mile is committed to transparency and at the below link is our 2016 quarter 2 financial reports.  This includes all donations and expenses.  Please remember when viewing we must treat miles as an asset that has cash value.  Any questions feel free to email us at [email protected] Our financial details for 2016 quarter 2 can be found  Read More

Corporate Partner Spotlight – Flight Centre Canada

June 28th, 2016

    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. Give a Mile is a 100% volunteer, 100% donation driven not-for-profit organization, and 100% of loyalty point donations go towards making flights of compassion  Read More