Facebook Mission: 1 Mil Challenge

Welcome to Facebook’s Mission: 1 Mil Challenge donation page, sponsored by [email protected], an organization with the mission of empowering members of the refugee community in building a life of self-sustainability, inclusivity, and dignity. Miles4Migrants, founded in September 2016, is a non-profit that uses donated frequent flyer miles and credit card points to bring refugees to their new homes and reunite them with their loved ones. One of our first collaboration events is to host a campaign to raise 1 million miles to book flights that help reunite these individuals that have been separated by conflict and persecution. Thank you for your support!

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.

What miles are most useful?

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

Why does Miles4Migrants have minimum donation amounts?

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

What about cash donations?

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!