Aeden's Bar Mitzvah

Aeden – being awesome – would like to use his Bar Mitzvah to do good for the world. He thinks bringing refugees and asylum-seeking families together in safety is a good thing. We agree!

The goal: raise at least 180,000 miles and $360.00.

“My name is Aeden Berman, and for my Bar Mitzvah project, I decided to help Miles4Migrants. I am an aviation enthusiast, and I wanted to do something related to airplanes for my Mitzvah project. After doing some research and talking to my Rabbi (who is also an aviation enthusiast), I decided that Miles4Migrants would be a good way to do good in the world, while still relating my project to airplanes.

Miles4Migrants collects frequent flyer miles and money from donors to reunite families around the world. I would appreciate it greatly if you were willing to donate.

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 do you 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!