'Like' Aeroplan on Facebook and Aeroplan will donate 50 miles to its
MONTREAL, May 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeroplan today announced a new Facebook
initiative in celebration of the fifth anniversary of its Beyond Miles
Program. Starting today until May 31st, Aeroplan will donate 50 Aeroplan Miles to its nine Beyond Miles
Program charitable partners for each 'Like' that Aeroplan receives on
Facebook up to a total of 1.5 million Aeroplan Miles. To 'Like'
Aeroplan on Facebook, please visit: www.facebook.com/aeroplan.
All miles donated for this initiative will be split equally amongst all
of Aeroplan's charitable partners including: 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.
"Our Beyond Miles partners use Aeroplan Miles to offset travel costs
including flights, hotel accommodation and car rentals for projects
they work on in Canada and abroad," said geneviève bich, Vice
President, People and Culture, Groupe Aeroplan Canada. "We couldn't be
more proud of our members as we recently reached the milestone of 200
million miles donated by members to our Beyond Miles partners. We hope
our members and the general public will 'like' us on Facebook so that
together we can support the incredible work each organization is
"Aeroplan's support with Beyond Miles has been incredibly important to
Engineers Without Borders. Aeroplan has enabled us to save money on
hundreds of flights, allowing us to send many talented young Canadian
engineers overseas," said George Roter, Chief Executive Officer,
Engineers Without Borders. "Because of their support and that of
thousands of Aeroplan Members, we've been able to send more volunteers
overseas. Our volunteers provide support to increase prosperity for
African farmers and work with African organizations that are providing
access to infrastructure and delivering crucial services, such as
improved access to clean water."
Community Investment at Aeroplan
Aeroplan's Beyond Miles program invites Aeroplan Members to join us in
supporting nine Canadian charitable organizations through the donation
of Aeroplan Miles. To donate miles, members simply visit www.aeroplan.com/donate. Since the program was launched in 2006, more than 200 million
Aeroplan Miles have been donated by members. 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 their 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 community charities in need. Since inception, members have
pooled more than 57 million miles into over 430 pooling accounts across
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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