Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who receives the services provided by Kids in Flight and where do they come from?
A: KIF exists to serve children and families with serious illnesses. Most reside in the Cleveland and Akron areas or are served by a local hospital. Some come to KIF from the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. Many have cancer, heart defects, brain tumors and other life-changing illnesses and disabilities. Recommended ages are 5-18.
Q: What services are provided by KIF?
A: Currently, the major activity of KIF is Wings of Wonder (WOW). WOW is a fun, totally free day out at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland for families.
Q: Sounds interesting. What happens there?
A: There is a full slate of activities, something for everyone. A typical event has games, crafts, interactive exhibits, face painting, balloon animals, air-brush tattoos, and much more. A catered lunch is also provided. Past lunches have included macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, chicken tenders, various salads, desserts and soft drinks.
Q: What about the "flight" part?
A: The pinnacle event at WOW is a sight-seeing tour over the Cleveland area. Local volunteer pilots use their own planes to take families on a 15-20 minutes flight. Children get to view their world from a different perspective and learn a little about aviation. KIF maintains extremely high safety standards and is proud of an exemplary safety record.
Q: What else does Kids in Flight do?
A: KIF is currently working on a children's book to be published sometime in early 2015. KIF also is always on the lookout for opportunities to expand into other geographical areas and programs. There is consideration of a Co-Pilot program to provide interactive flight activities to individual families on a one-on-one basis. Partnerships with organizations having similar missions are also being considered.
Q: How can I get involved?
A: KIF is always seeking dedicated individuals to serve on various committees throughout the year. There is a major need for people with fundraising and/or grant writing experience.
WOW requires approximately 90 volunteers to be successful. You can REGISTER NOW to help at the upcoming event.
Monetary and in-kind DONATIONS are always welcome.
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