Make-A-Wish Vermont’s  ‘Fairy Godmother’ is joined by Gene Richards, director of aviation at BIA, and South Burlington resident Leslie Williams, CEO of Make-A-Wish Vermont, at Burlington International Airport, as she encouraged frequent fliers to donate miles to help grant children’s wishes. Photos by Ben Bonaccio.

Make-A-Wish VT “Fairy Godmother” Hopes for a Million Miles

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Friday January 04, 2013

“Wishes in Flight”—Make-A-Wish Vermont’s campaign to raise one million frequent flier miles for their program in the month of January—began Thursday at Burlington International Airport, where Make-A-Wish Vermont CEO Leslie Williams greeted travelers and encouraged them to donate. Leslie was joined by a “fairy godmother,” who thanked participants for their contributions.

All miles donated this month go directly to helping Vermont families realize their dreams. They will help to bring hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Many wishes involve travel, so donating miles to Make-A-Wish Vermont often is the difference in making their dreams come true.

The Vermont Make-A-Wish family—comprised of dedicated volunteers, donors, special event coordinators, and wish families—has created over 500 magical wishes. As part of the national organization, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont is one of 64 chapters throughout the U.S and its territories that continues to maintain the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.

Everyone who donates miles in January will be eligible for two free day passes to Disney World. To donate miles, visit: or call: 802-864-9393.

SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Vermont