- Miles & More members have been able to donate award miles to social projects of the Lufthansa Group's aid organization since 2006
- To date, more than 730 million miles have been collected and numerous charitable projects have been supported
- .Big donation challenge in the anniversary year: 15 million miles as donation target
Frankfurt am Main, September 6, 2021 – Miles & More and help alliance have been strong partners for a good cause for 15 years: Europe's leading loyalty program for mobile people and the Lufthansa Group's non-profit aid organization launched "Miles to help" in 2006. Since then, Miles & More members have been able to donate award miles to help alliance's social projects. More than 730 million miles have been collected to date. This has enabled help alliance to support numerous disadvantaged people worldwide in the areas of education, work and income, medical care and nutrition. Miles & More and help alliance say "thank you" for every mile donation that has made a big difference.
The value of mile donations benefits aid projects 1:1
For example, over 35,000 meals were distributed and many disadvantaged young people were helped to start a secure future with education opportunities: This includes the construction of several school buildings and orphanages, the financing of 700 livelihood training courses and 17,000 school bags, pencil cases or textbooks. Over 100 annual salaries for local medical staff have also been secured with the donations.
"The support of Miles & More customers plays a major role for help alliance, and a lot of things could be realized as a result. The value of the mileage donations benefits our aid projects one-to-one. We ensure this by having Lufthansa Group employees voluntarily supervise and take responsibility for the projects," says Andrea Pernkopf, Managing Director of help alliance. They are also supported by Miles & More employees: Last year alone, nine Miles & More colleagues worked as volunteers in help alliance projects.
Common goal: building a training centre for young people in Togo
A future project that is close to the hearts of the two partners is in the West African state of Togo: "With the help of mile donations from the Miles & More Community, we would like to finance the construction of a training centre in Togo for young people. Only a few people there have access to a solid education and without it they can quickly end up on the margins of society. We want to change this together and give them better opportunities. In order to motivate as many of our members as possible to support this project, we plan to actively involve them in the development of the training centre via the Miles & More media channels," says Sebastian Riedle, Managing Director at Miles & More GmbH.
Big donation challenge in the anniversary year
In this anniversary year, the two partners have come up with a special campaign: A major donation challenge will be launched in the Miles & More app this month. The goal is to collect 15 million miles in the Miles & More community to do even more good.
Further information at: 15 years miles to help
About Miles & More
Miles & More is Europe's leading loyalty programme for people on the move. More than 25 years of experience and cooperation with over 300 partner companies worldwide make Miles & More GmbH, which operates the programme from its headquarter in Frankfurt am Main, an expert in successful customer targeting and retention. Particularly in the core markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, more than 300 partners of the programme benefit from access to a sophisticated target group. The company was launched in Germany in 1993 with seven programme partners and has been an independent company since September 2014 as a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. The managing directors are Sebastian Riedle and Dr. Oliver Schmitt. The company has developed into a strong brand in a variety of areas - such as the award business and programme operations, status management, the offers and services in sales & retail, and finance.
The linchpin: earning and redeeming award miles. Since the programme was launched, members have earned a total of more than 1.6 trillion award miles in a wide variety of areas of life - from flying to finance to shopping. With the flight award as the emotional centerpiece and unique selling point of the programme, the Lufthansa WorldShop and more than 270 non-aviation partners, Miles & More is strongly positioned along the entire travel chain. Miles & More GmbH also operates nine Lufthansa WorldShop stores with more than 800 square meters of retail space at Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin-Brandenburg, Hamburg and Düsseldorf airports. The online stores worldshop.eu and swiss-shop.com entice customers with more than 3,000 attractive awards in the categories of luggage, electronics, living, accessories, sports & wellness, children, wine and Lufthansa & Aviation. With selected products from more than 400 premium brands, there is something for everyone. The Miles & More Credit Card also enables members to earn award miles easily in their everyday lives.
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About help alliance
The help alliance is the central pillar of the Lufthansa Group's social commitment. As an internationally
operating company and part of the German and international community, the Lufthansa Group assumes responsibility for current social challenges beyond its actual business activities through the help alliance. The non-profit limited liability company supports numerous projects around the world that provide young people in particular with access to education and enable them to lead self-determined lives. In addition to the focus on education, help alliance promotes entrepreneurship. In recent years, around 150 projects have been supported. All project contents are based on the strict standards of the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child and in particular on the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "Quality Education" (SDG 4) and "Decent Work and Economic Growth" (SDG 8). The projects are funded exclusively by donations.
For more information and donation opportunities, please visit www.helpalliance.org
help alliance gGmbH
Tel.: +49 69 696 696 70