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Recent Press

July 19, 2023

The organization was founded in tribute to a friend who died from brain cancer.

Founded in 2013 by Canadian tech executive Kevin Crowe, Give A Mile is a non-profit organization with the mission of helping people get flights to travel and see their loved ones for the last time before they pass away. To arrange flights, Give A Mile asks for donations of frequent flyer miles or cash.

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May 20, 2023

Give a Mile is a non-profit that helps people in need with air travel, using miles donated by members. First they began working with Air Canada.

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Get Outside and Enjoy Canada with AMA, and check out the Taking Flight article featuring Give A Mile founder Kevin Crowe

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February 13, 2023

Give A Mile is a registered charity in both Canada and the US. Their 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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January 18, 2023

Chris and Carrie are joined by Mr. Kevin Crowe, Founder of Give A Mile. Imagine your loved one is nearing the end of life and you cannot afford a flight to see them for one last visit. Listen to hear how Kevin’s organization can help! Have airline miles you aren’t going to use? Donate them!

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January 16, 2023

Flights of compassion allow families to reunite one last time, encourage closure and assist in the grieving process. With the help of a team of volunteers, families are able to have final memories together.

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January 16, 2023

How do we know what enough looks like when it comes to money? To generosity? To charity? On today’s episode we discuss just this with Tara From and Kevin Crowe from Give a Mile. Give a Mile is a charity which allows us to donate airline miles to the families of hospice patients so they can make last minute trips.

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December 22, 2022

Our guest today is Kevin Crowe, the founder of a unique concept called *Give A Mile*, a charity dedicated to providing free flights when it matters the most – for people who need to fly to be with a loved one at the very end of their life.

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December 10, 2022

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.

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November 3, 2023

View From the Wing - Just 1000 Of Your Miles Can Help Ensure No One Dies Alone

Have a few spare United Airlines miles? They could make a difference in the last moments of someone’s life. The miles sitting in your account can bring someone comfort, and bring family together with their loved ones before it’s too late.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.” 

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