FORT WORTH, Texas - This Giving Tuesday, American Airlines has joined forces with its national nonprofit partners to give customers an opportunity to donate AAdvantage® miles to those who need it most.
"We know many of our customers are looking for ways to give back during the holiday season," said Ron DeFeo, American's Senior Vice President of Global Engagement. "That's why we want to provide them the opportunity to take their miles further. This year we are proud to participate in Giving Tuesday by donating miles in support of causes and charities that we hold close to our hearts."
Donate AAdvantage miles to American's partner organizations
At American, our purpose is to care for people on life's journey - and that extends to our team members, customers and the communities we serve across our global network. On Giving Tuesday, American is encouraging customers and team members to donate AAdvantage miles to important causes the airline supports through its four giving pillars:
Miles for Social Good
Support organizations like UNICEF, American Red Cross and Feeding America that are committed to improving stability, fighting hunger, and providing basic needs or immediate relief to global citizens in need.
Miles for Global Health and Well-being
Donate miles to organizations like Stand Up to Cancer, Make-a-Wish, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that are dedicated to raising awareness and funds to bring treatments and hope to patients.
Miles for Our Heroes
Gift miles to organizations like the Gary Sinise Foundation, Medal of Honor Foundation and George W. Bush Institute that work to support veterans, military members and their families.
Miles for our Planet
Donate miles to organizations that protect and preserve our planet's natural resources and contribute to efforts to combat climate change like the National Park Foundation.
Additionally, American's team members can donate this year to the airline's national nonprofit partners through its workplace giving program.
Learn more about American's Giving Tuesday opportunities in the video below and visit aa.com/donate.
Support the American Airlines Family Fund
As part of its Giving Tuesday efforts, American is promoting the American Airlines Family Fund - an organization that helps team members who are facing financial hardship after unexpected life events. Through the American Airlines Family Fund, the airline takes care of its team members immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen catastrophic situation that threatens their health and welfare.
Already this year, the Family Fund has awarded $800,000 in grants to support hundreds of team members and their families with emergency assistance, including funeral costs, home fires, flooding, natural disasters and more. To learn more about the American Airlines Family Fund, visit aa.com/familyfund.
About American Airlines Group
American's purpose is to care for people on life's journey. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL and the company's stock is included in the S&P 500. Learn more about what's happening at American by visiting news.aa.com and connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.