Tonight's Mix & Mingle Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Utah Lets Local Businesses Donate Frequent Flier Miles as a Different Way to Give

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The mission of Make-A-Wish® Utah is to grant the wishes of children who suffer from life-threatening medical conditions.

On Dec 14, Flyer Smiles and Connectshare are holding their Mix & Mingle charity fundraiser.

We are experts in redeeming frequent flier miles and we live to help local charitable organizations reduce their travel budgets by facilitating the donation and redemption of their miles.

On Dec 14, Flyer Smiles (http://www.flyersmiles.com) and Connectshare (http://www.connectshare.com) are holding their Mix & Mingle charity fundraiser for Make-A-Wish® Utah. The proceeds of the event will help make the dreams come true of more than 100 children currently involved with Make-A-Wish®Utah.

There is no cost for this event as guests have been asked to leave their wallets at home and instead donate their frequent flier miles. The miles help facilitate travel for the children and their families as they realize their wish. The event will take place at 771 E. Winchester Street in Murray, Utah.

“The budget for a child’s wish is 75 percent travel, and this will help us address this need. In Utah, many times there are as many as 10 family members going on a trip for a child’s wish,” said Shar Lewis, CEO of Make-A-Wish® Utah.

Friday’s event will feature fare from several local food vendors including Sure Fire Pizza and Saucy Skillet. Guests will also be treated to snacks and desserts provided by Roosters Popcorn, Nothing Bundt Cakes and One Sweet Slice, the recent Food Network Cupcake Wars participant.

The highlight of the evening will be watching part of a wish come true as 8-year-old wish child Kiera, creates Thai crabcakes alongside Chef Carl Rubadue from Saucy Skillet. This will help Kiera realize her wish of being a chef after attending a cooking shopping spree at Macy’s earlier in the day.

“We are so honored to fulfill this need for Make-A-Wish® Utah and are excited about this long-term partnership” said Tim Gibson, CEO of Flyer Smiles. “We are experts in redeeming frequent flier miles and we live to help local charitable organizations reduce their travel budgets by facilitating the donation and redemption of their miles. For us, Make-A-Wish® Utah is a perfect fit.”

“We are so delighted to help Make-A-Wish® Utah meet its goal of helping these children realize their wishes. And by using our Giving Network at Connect Share we are confident our business owners will help fulfill this need,” added Brent Crabtree, from Connectshare.

In addition to food for the evening, raffle items have been provided by Gift Hounds, Frida Bistro, Living Planet Aquarium and other local businesses. PRMarketing.com helped promote the event, and a fun and informative tour of the Make-A-Wish® Utah building will be given to all who attend.

For more information about the Mix & Mingle event at Make-A-Wish® Utah go to flyersmiles.com or visit the Facebook event page, http://www.facebook.com/events/470803946303883/. For more information about Flyer Smiles call 801-900-6087.

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