The number of Americans donating to charity has declined by 11% since the early 2000s. Since nearly one-third of credit cardholders fail to redeem their miles, points and rewards, donating to charity could be a practical way to support a meaningful cause.
We group charities into sections, such as military, youth and environmental, and provide which airline miles they accept to help readers consider where they can donate their unused miles.
Credit Cards.com reports Most major airlines and several hotel chains have charity programs that benefit from miles donations. All of these programs partner with a long list of organizations benefiting everything from cancer research to cultural pursuits. For some airlines, you can do some good by donating as few as 500 miles.
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