Give A Mile is a registered charity in both Canada and the US. Our mission is to provide flights for people at end-of-life to connect with their loved ones for a final goodbye.
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March 3, 2021
Elaine Barr – originally from Garden River First Nation and now living in Surrey, B.C. – was recently able to spend some precious time with her terminally ill sister Linda Desautel in Sault Ste. Marie.
March 3, 2021
Forbes: How Unused Airline Miles Can Reunite Family With Terminally Ill Loved Ones
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic decimated sectors of the economy and travel patterns, many frequent fliers were sitting on piles of miles with no immediate plans to use them. Kevin Crowe, an IT executive from Canada, wants to help people put them to good use.
March 1, 2021
View From The Wing: 1000 United Miles Can Help Connect Family With Dying Relatives
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is ‘how can I donate miles to charity?’ And the problem is that you really can’t unless you want to give to one of a handful of pre-selected groups your frequent flyer program endorses, or you want to directly book an award for someone out of your account.
February 8, 2021
Loyalty360: Give A Mile Uses Travel Loyalty Miles to Reunite Ill with Family, Friend
When a mysterious person kept weaving in and out of Kevin Crowe’s life many years ago, he knew he just had to meet him. It turns out that Ryan Westerman was someone that Crowe would never forget.
December 4, 2020
New York Times: You Might Be Grounded, But Your Frequent Flier Miles Don’t Have to Be
This may not have been the year in which you used many of your frequent flier miles or loyalty points, but that doesn’t mean you can’t put them to good use while they idle in your accounts.
June 14, 2016
Reader’s Digest: Lives in Flight: How One Man is Using Loyalty Points to Help Sick Patients
Kevin Crowe spent much of 2010 grieving. That April, his best friend passed away from brain cancer. At 37, Ryan Westerman was one of the kindest men Crowe had ever known. “Ryan still had buddies from kindergarten,” he says. “And he was a hugger. People to this day comment on the great hugs they got from him.”