Together with MasterCard, Europe’s leading frequent flyer and awards programme is supporting aid projects around the world with a donation
Frankfurt, am Main, 20 February 2019 – Today, Miles & More and Mastercard presented a cheque for 200,000 euros to help alliance for vocational grants and income-creation projects. This sum was collected in a joint Miles & More and Mastercard campaign, which took place in December under the slogan “You fly, we donate”. For every flight booking with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines or SWISS, paid for between 1 and 24 December using a Lufthansa Miles & More Credit Card, Miles & More donated two euros in collaboration with Mastercard. The amount collected was then rounded up to a full 200,000 euros by Miles & More and will be benefiting the following projects: Preschool for township children in Cape Town, South Africa, child protection centres in Pattaya, Thailand and educational opportunities for the children of migrants in Dusseldorf, Germany. The Lufthansa Group not-for-profit aid organisation help alliance, is financed exclusively by donations and the projects sponsored are managed by employees of the Lufthansa Group on a voluntary basis.
Mastercard also donates two school meals to the UN’s World Food Programme per flight booking in order to support children in developing countries.
The cheque was presented to Andrea Pernkopf, help alliance’s managing director, by the representatives of the companies – Sebastian Riedle, Managing Director, Florian Heurich, Head of Payment DACH at Miles & More GmbH, as well as Peter Bakenecker, Divisional President Germany and Switzerland and Andreas Mechler, Vice President at Mastercard.
“We are very pleased with this donation and would also like to thank the holders of Lufthansa Miles & More Credit Cards, who, with this donation, are helping as part of more than 40 aid and educational projects, to give children and young people, in particular, the perspective of a life of independence”, said Andrea Pernkopf. “We are proud of our initiative, which was created by the staff nearly 20 years ago and which is active where aid is most urgently needed.”
“We are pleased to be able to support the help alliance together with our partner, Mastercard – and will be following the projects over the long term”, said Sebastian Riedle. “The fact that we have been able to collect so much money in such a short space of time shows how active our members have been in doing something for charity with their bookings.”
“The help alliance and World Food Programme stand up for the education of children all over the world and the fight against hunger. We are very pleased, together with our partner, Miles & More, to be able to support the two initiatives”, said Peter Bakenecker.
Another donation campaign with the Lufthansa Miles & More Credit Card is planned for 2019. In addition, members can donate the award miles they have collected for help alliance projects all year round. More information at www.miles-and-more.com/spenden.
Further information about the help alliance and its projects at www.helpalliance.org/projekte.
About Miles & More
Miles & More is Europe’s leading frequent flyer and awards programme. Its 25 years of experience and cooperation with 300 global partner companies make the programme’s operator, Miles & More GmbH, an expert in individual customer service and retention.
Members can earn and redeem Miles & More award miles when they fly and when they buy high-end brands in many important areas of life. With the flight award as its core element, and with the Lufthansa WorldShop and numerous hotel and car rental partners, Miles & More is strongly positioned along the entire travel chain. The Miles & More credit card also enables members to earn award miles easily during their daily lives.
Partners of the programme benefit from access to a discerning target group, particularly in the core markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Miles & More members can be approached with customised content that appeals to their individual preferences. Miles & More GmbH was founded in 2014 in Frankfurt as a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
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About help alliance
“In the world. With people.” This is the mission statement of the socially committed employees of the Lufthansa Group. There are approximately forty aid initiatives all around the world bundled together under the umbrella of help alliance. These give predominantly young people access to education in order to empower them to live independent lives. The projects are financed exclusively by donations. Staff members volunteer to take over the responsibility for every project, always in collaboration with competent local partners, who possess many years of experience in development collaboration. The help alliance can also rely on the strength of the Lufthansa Group in carrying out their work: whether that is in terms of its expertise or the global commitment and network of approximately 120,000 employees. And the most important thing: your donations go exactly where they’re needed the most – safely and quickly.
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