Flight Centre Travel Group has made generous donation of $20,000 to Make-A-Wish Canada.
With this gift, the company has now donated $750,000 over the past 20 years and reflects the group’s commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it serves, as shared in a press release on Tuesday (Sept. 12).
The funds donated will play a role in “granting the wishes of children with critical illness, igniting a spark of hope and joy in their lives.”
“We believe in the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and uplift. We’re proud to contribute to Make-A-Wish's mission of granting transformational wishes for children and families who have had their worlds turned upside down by critical illness,” said Chris Lynes, managing director for Flight Centre Travel Group Canada.
Over the past 40 years, Make-A-Wish has granted almost 38,000 wishes. The positive impact is far reaching, affecting not only wish kids and their families, and countless others in communities across Canada.
Through the collaborative efforts of partners, the foundation continues to transform lives by turning dreams into reality.
Having a wish granted aids in a child’s physical, mental and emotional health, and is often the turning point in a child’s recovery.
“70 per cent of the wishes that we grant involve travel, so gifts like this are vital to our organization,” said Meaghan Stovel McKnight, CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. “For 20 years Flight Centre has helped make wishes come true for kids like Avaree whose wish to find the best chocolate in Paris came true in 2017. We look forward to granting more wishes with Flight Centre Travel Group in the coming year.”