Let’s face it: The holidays aren’t always what they’re cracked up to be.


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We want them to be about peace and love but often those feelings are buried under emotions like the stress you feel about still having to finish  gift lists and the agony that comes over you when you stop to think about whether  your mother-in-law will hate your turkey dinner…again.

Aeroplan Beyond Miles| Holiday Giving

There are, however, still small things you can do to keep the spirit of the season going.


Throughout the year the Aeroplan Beyond Miles program works to find ways that you can give using just the points you’ve earned.

In 2014, the program which donates miles to charities as diverse as War Child Canada and Free the Children, hit a major milestone when they crossed the threshold of more than 400 million miles donated to charitable partners since the program’s launch 8 years ago.

Equally impressive: One of the charities it serves –   Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders – hit a milestone of its own with  more than 100 million Aeroplan Miles donated. And as impressive as that is, it’s also a grim reminder of how much more is still needed by these charities to do the work that helps so many.

Aeroplan Beyond Miles | Air Canada Foundation Donations Matched

Part of the thrill of a Beyond Miles donation is the big reward that comes from something as simple as a few clicks on your keyboard.

And in December, Aeroplan is making it even more worth your while.


Donate your miles to the Air Canada Foundation in the month of December and they’ll match each one.

Your donation to the Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation program will help sick children and their families get to medical treatment not available in their community. For some children, specialized medical treatment is not always available locally. For their families, the cost of air travel becomes an additional burden posing serious economic and emotional hardship. Air Canada plays a valuable role in alleviating the travel costs often associated with illness by providing Aeroplan miles to pediatric hospitals across Canada.

And even better, your online miles donation allows you the chance to recognize a loved one by making the donation in their name.

Suddenly your gift list is looking a lot easier to fill.

For more information on Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles program and the charities involved visit www.aeroplan.com/donate 


Disclosure: This post was subsidized in part by Aeroplan. All opinions, as always, are my own.