At Ronald McDonald House BC, we know the importance of keeping families together. When a child is seriously ill, the love and support of parents, siblings, and extended family is vital to healing. One of the partners who helps us keep BC and Yukon families together is Give a Mile.
Give a Mile is a volunteer-run organization that helps you donate your unused travel miles to help reunite families during times of medical crisis. Founder Kevin Crowe was inspired to make a difference after his close friend Ryan was diagnosed with an untreatable brain tumour.
Kevin was touched by just how much it meant for Ryan and his family to spend time together, and he heard stories of families who couldn’t afford to visit their loved ones with critical illnesses. He then learned that over 10 trillion travel miles go unredeemed globally every year, and Give a Mile was born.
Travel miles can help families come together when they need each other most, and Give a Mile has already helped families at RMH BC. In 2014, Give a Mile hopes to fund 50 flights for families in need! For more information or to donate travel miles, visit giveamile.org.