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Release Date: 11.01.2013 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Make-A-Wish Georgia

Mori Luggage & Gifts Launches Wishes in Flight™ Campaign to Benefit Make-A-Wish®

29 stores in 6 states to collect air miles to help kids with life-threatening illnesses

Mori Luggage & Gifts has partnered with Make-A-Wish to help make more wishes come true for children battling life-threatening illnesses. From November 1-November 30, 2013, all 29 Mori Luggage & Gifts retail stores throughout Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee will be collecting airline miles that will be used to help grant travel wishes for local children.

Mori will be working with nine Make-A-Wish chapters across these six states to reach their goal of raising 5 million miles for wishes across the United States. Participating airline carriers include: Delta, United/Continental, and US Airways.     

With 74% of all wishes granted requiring air travel, Make-A-Wish would need more than 2.5 billion miles, or 50,000 round-trip tickets, to cover every travel wish each year.

One hundred percent of the donated miles will be used for wish granting, allowing every traveler to become a part of a child’s life-affirming wish. Participants can donate airline miles by visiting any participating Mori Luggage & Gifts retail store or by using this specialized link: tinyurl.com/moriwishesinflight.

“We are honored to be the first retailer to partner with Make-A-Wish to promote the Wishes in Flight program,” said John Mori, president of Mori Luggage & Gifts.  “Many of our customers are frequent travelers, and we believe they will be very supportive of this effort to help families in need.”

To learn more about launching a corporate airline miles campaign, contact Beth Christain at bchristain@georgia.wish.org.  If you don’t have miles to donate, but would like to support Make-A-Wish, you may make a monetary donation by visiting www.georgia.wish.org.

 

About Make-A-Wish® Georgia

Since 1995, Make-A-Wish Georgia has been granting the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions.  Having recently granted its 6,000th wish in Georgia, the organization is one of the top tier chapters within the national Make-A-Wish network.  Though the chapter aims to grant 430 wishes this fiscal year, there remain hundreds of children in the local community awaiting their most heartfelt wish experience.  To learn more, visit www.georgia.wish.org, follow us on Twitter @MakeAWishGA and connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/makeawishga.

 

About Mori Luggage & Gifts

Based in Atlanta, Mori Luggage & Gifts is a family-owned specialty retailer employing more than 200 people.  Mori currently operates 29 stores throughout Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida. Betty and Jean Mori founded the company in 1971 and serve as senior vice president and CEO respectively.  Their son, John Mori, serves as president.  For more information about Mori Luggage & Gifts, please visit www.moriluggage.com.

Contact Info

Contact Name: Fabiola Charles

Company: Make-A-Wish Georgia

Phone: (770) 916-9474

E-mail: fcharles@georgia.wish.org