Thanks to the magical elves at
Delta Airlines, MVK has annually been given the opportunity to fill an airplane
full of deserving kids and parents for a once-in-a-lifetime “trip” to the North Pole.
Kids are transported by bus to
the airport, thanks to the generous support of TANK and “flown” to the North Pole where the
kids enjoy live music, treats and holiday cheer with local mascots.
The kids then board an
airplane, close their windows and are magically transported to the North Pole
where they are greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus and lots of holiday gifts from
their “wish lists.”
The kids and parents participating
in this special experience are nominated by their agencies because they would
not otherwise have a holiday without this opportunity.
Sample of a nomination for the
North Pole (names have been changed): The
Johnson kids ages 7, 5, 2 and 1 have recently been removed from their mother
and placed in separate foster homes. The
kids are working to overcome a childhood plagued by neglect and abuse. They love, care and worry about each other
and are only able to see each other once a month. This trip to the North Pole
would give them the opportunity to not only see Santa but to spend time with
each other, giving them a sense of belonging, togetherness and a sense of “home” to
spend the holiday with the only people in their lives who are not paid to care