Aeroplan to Match Donations to its Beyond Miles Partners on Day of their
MONTREAL, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeroplan today announced that it will
match all miles donated by members to each of its nine Beyond Miles
charitable partners as part of the 2011 Aeroplan Match Days. Miles
will be matched on a 1 for 1 basis up to 1.5 million Aeroplan Miles for
each partner organization. Each organization has chosen its own match
day and Aeroplan will match miles for a 24-hour period.
To donate miles, members simply visit www.aeroplan.com/donate where they can choose to donate to: Air Canada's Kids' Horizons,
Athletes for Africa, Earth Day Canada, Engineers Without Borders,
Médecins Sans Frontières, Schools Without Borders, The Stephen Lewis
Foundation, Veterinarians Without Borders and War Child Canada. Each
of these nine Canadian organizations is committed to improving lives
and enriching communities across Canada and abroad.
"Last year, Aeroplan and its Members donated an outstanding 13.8 million
miles to our Beyond Miles partners during Aeroplan's Mile Match Days,"
said geneviève bich, Vice President, People and Culture, Groupe
Aeroplan Canada. "The miles members donate to our Beyond Miles
partners go towards offsetting travel costs and supporting these
organizations and their projects across the world. We're extremely
proud of our members' generosity and encourage all our members to join
us through donations on aeroplan.com."
"We are very grateful for the generous mile donations from Aeroplan
Members that have allowed us to improve the health and livelihoods of
families in developing communities around the world," said Erin Fraser,
Managing Director, Veterinarians Without Borders. "These miles are
critical to our work and donations made on our upcoming Match Day
(April 30th) will directly support small-holder farmers in Laos; women
and children impacted by HIV/AIDs in Uganda, and Mayan communities in
Mile Matching Days will be held on:
Veterinarians Without Borders - April 30, 2011
The Stephen Lewis Foundation - May 13, 2011
Air Canada's Kids' Horizons - May 18, 2011
Earth Day Canada - September 22, 2011
Athletes for Africa - October 6, 2011
War Child Canada - October 13, 2011
Engineers Without Borders - October 14, 2011
Schools Without Borders - November 1, 2011
Médecins Sans Frontières - November 3, 2011
Since the program was launched in 2006, more than 200 million Aeroplan
Miles have been donated by members. Beyond Miles partners use
Aeroplan Miles to offset costs related to travel by air as well as
hotel accommodations and car rentals. Aeroplan offsets 100 per cent of
all carbon emissions from flights taken by Beyond Miles partners using
donated miles. In 2011, Aeroplan donated 1.25 million miles to each of
its partner organizations. Aeroplan also announced recently that
members can now automatically donate 2 per cent of all miles
accumulated to any Beyond Miles partner of the member's choice.
Members interested in donating 2 per cent of their Aeroplan Miles
simply visit their profile page on aeroplan.com, select the donation
opt-in and the Beyond Miles partner they would like their miles to go
to. More information is available at www.aeroplan.com/donate.
In addition, Aeroplan also has a Charitable Pooling program that allows
members to use miles to support individuals, families or local grass
roots charities in need. Members have pooled more than 57 million
miles into over 430 pooling accounts across the country.
Aeroplan's Beyond Miles program and other community investment
initiatives can now be found on Twitter. Follow us at: http://twitter.com/BeyondMiles.
Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, is owned by Groupe
Aeroplan Inc., a global leader in loyalty management.
Aeroplan's millions of members earn Aeroplan Miles with its growing
network of over 75 world-class partners, representing more than 150
brands in the financial, retail, and travel sectors.
In 2010, over 2 million rewards were issued to members including more
than 1.3 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance carriers which
offer travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. In addition to
flights, members also have access to over 800 exciting specialty,
merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards.
For more information about Aeroplan, please visit www.aeroplan.com or www.groupeaeroplan.com.
SOURCE AEROPLAN CANADA INC.
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