Watching the war in Ukraine unfold over the past few weeks, it has been hard not to feel helpless. And while we are limited in what we can do, financial contributions to the relief efforts have been encouraged.
But if you’re short on cash—and happen to have some airline miles you can spare—certain airlines allow you to donate them to a variety of organizations working in Ukraine. Here’s how to help.
For the rest of the month of March, any AAdvantage miles donated to American Airlines’ Miles for Social Good program will be directed to Airlink—a global humanitarian organization transporting physicians and relief workers to Eastern Europe to assist with relief efforts in Ukraine.
To donate your miles, sign into your AAdvantage account and follow the instructions. Though the minimum donation is 1,000 miles, if you have fewer than 1,000 miles, you may donate your entire balance.
Delta SkyMiles members can also donate a minimum of 1,000 miles. To do so, visit this page of the Delta website. There you’ll find a menu of charities—including some that are responding to the war in Ukraine, like the American Red Cross and UNICEF. You can split your donation between up to five organizations.
JetBlue’s TrueBlue members can donate between 500 and 500,000 points to a number of charities, including World Central Kitchen, Americares, and the American Red Cross—all of which are providing assistance in Ukraine. To do so, visit this page, select an organization (or split your points between several), and enter your account information.
From now through April 15, you can donate your United MileagePlus miles to four organizations involved with humanitarian relief in Ukraine: Airlink Flight, Americares, the American Red Cross, and World Central Kitchen.
To make a donation, visit the Miles on a Mission homepage, then select one of the four organizations mentioned above, and enter your MileagePlus account information. There’s a minimum donation of 1,000 miles, and no maximum.
original source: How to Donate Your Airline Miles to Help Ukrainians