Colton Amster is the owner of Redline Restorations, an automotive restoration facility based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In addition to his personal charity work, Colton Amster supports numerous nonprofit organizations through his business, such as completely remodeling a young man’s truck for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children or young adults who have been diagnosed with life-threatening diseases or conditions. The organization started small, snowballing from one wish in 1980 to millions of wishes per year today. Make-A-Wish functions on the notion that granting these wishes will enable the children to better cope and progress in their treatment.
A common wish in the Make-A-Wish Foundation is called a “travel wish.” These are wishes, normally made by young adults, who ask to travel either in their home country or abroad. To address the high cost, Make-A-Wish created a program called “Wishes in Flight” that allows sponsors to donate airline miles to the foundation. Frequent fliers who travel with United, Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, or JetBlue can grant their miles and reward points to Make-A-Wish so that youths can enjoy the trip of a lifetime. To donate or learn more, visit wish.org.