Miles4Migrants Featured at 13th Annual Chicago Seminars

M4M’s Strategic Partnership Manager, Patrick Stouffer, presenting to the audience

Miles4Migrants recently participated in the 13th Annual Chicago Seminars, a gathering of points and miles enthusiasts. For three days, the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove, Illinois, buzzed with the energy of over 300 award travel enthusiasts, engaging in discussions and sessions with experts from the award travel community.

Patrick Stouffer, Miles4Migrants’ Strategic Partnerships Manager, seized the opportunity to introduce the organization’s mission to the attendees. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “Being a part of the Chicago Seminars was a fantastic experience for Miles4Migrants. It allowed us to connect with a passionate community and share the impact of our unique mission.”

The event saw remarkable support from the Chicago Seminars leadership committee, event attendees, and partner United Airlines. Together, they raised an impressive $17,000 for Miles4Migrants’ cause through a charitable raffle.

Miles4Migrants expressed their sincere appreciation for the Chicago Seminars planning committee. Stouffer added, “The Chicago Seminars provided us with a platform to showcase our work and garner support. We are thankful for the opportunity and the generosity of everyone involved.”

As Miles4Migrants continues their journey, events like the 13th Annual Chicago Seminars serve as stepping stones toward their mission. Through practical actions and community support, Miles4Migrants is making a tangible impact, reuniting families and offering hope to those in need, one mile at a time.

How Miles4Migrants helps

We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

There are many ways for you to get involved and help us continue our work:

You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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