Campaign – HIAS

HIAS has partnered with Miles4Migrants to raise donations to help reunite families separated by persecution and conflict. We're thrilled that you're interested in pledging your airline miles.

Your donations help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster start a new beginning in a new home. Our nonprofit partners identify refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and their immediate family members, who have legal approval to travel but cannot afford airfare, and then Miles4Migrants helps fly them to their new homes!

How Does it Work?

When you donate miles, you’re pledging to fulfill a future case from one of our partner organizations. Our flight booking team will find the most efficient use of miles for each received case. Once we have a case that matches your specific pledge, we’ll work with you to book the flights.

We accept miles from many airline loyalty programs; however, based on the most frequent requests for departure/arrival locations, certain programs are used more frequently than others.

The most needed miles and points donations are:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Flying Blue (Air France, KLM, Garuda, et al.)
  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Capital One Rewards
  • Air Canada/Aeroplan

The minimum donation amounts reflect airline programs' lowest single passenger award fare that Miles4Migrants can book for a refugee, asylum seeker, or asylee. 

While our primary purpose is to use airline miles to book flights, these award flights often incur additional taxes/fees. Cash donations help us to cover those extra costs!

See how Miles4Migrants books a flight

Miles4Migrants is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity formed in September 2016. Our mission is to use donated airline miles and money to book flights to fly displaced persons separated by conflict and persecution to safe new homes.

See our IRS Determination Letter and most recent tax filing here.