Starting this Pride Month, MileagePlus members can donate miles to support the reunification of refugees and asylum seeking individuals through United’s Miles on a Mission Platform
NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MilesonaMission–Today, Miles4Migrants announces it has launched a campaign to raise miles on United’s crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. MileagePlus members looking to support the LGBTQ+ community can donate miles to help Miles4Migrants reunite separated refugees, asylees and asylum-seekers around the globe, including those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. Miles4Migrants is one of seven organizations currently raising miles on the Miles on a Mission platform.
Miles4Migrants is aiming to raise five million miles. These miles will help support Miles4Migrants’ broader mission of using donated airline miles, points and money to cover the flights of those who are legally approved to relocate but cannot otherwise afford the cost of airfare. To help Miles4Migrants reach this goal, United will match all donations up to 500,000 miles for each campaign on the platform.
The individuals that we support have faced persecution, violence, and discrimination at the hands of their governments, communities, and often even their own family. Finding new homes in supportive communities is their greatest chance at living lives of freedom and safety,” said Seth Stanton, Co-founder of Miles4Migrants. “Of the thousands of people we have flown, many are from the LGBTQ+ community and escaping persecution because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. During Pride Month, we are honored to partner with United Airlines to transform miles into a life-changing force for good.”
Miles on a Mission is part of United’s Every Action Counts pledge, which aims to connect people, unite the world and serve communities by putting people and planes to work for the greater good. Eligible charities can apply for the chance to launch a 28-day campaign to raise miles that help them deliver on their missions through travel.
“At United, we’re committed to supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community year-round, and especially during this year’s Pride Month, when so many are facing challenging times,” said Suzi Cabo, managing director of Social Impact Optimization, United Airlines. “We’re proud to provide a platform for these important organizations and help them raise miles that will directly support individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.”
For more information on Miles on a Mission or to donate miles, please visit united.com/donate.
About Miles4Migrants: Miles4Migrants is a 501(c)(3) charity, dedicated to using donated frequent flyer miles to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster start a new beginning in a new home. We partner with other nonprofits to identify refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and their immediate family members who have legal approval to travel, but cannot afford airfare. Since launching in 2016, we’ve used donated miles to fly over 2,600 people representing 57 nationalities, reunited 1100+ families, and redeemed over 44 million frequent flyer miles with over $1.1M in cash value.