For one day only, Aeroplan will match every mile donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation through their Beyond Miles programme. On December 1, 2009 – World AIDS Day – donate your miles online and make a difference for communities in Africa.
Donated Aeroplan Miles make our work possible. By using Aeroplan Miles to offset costs of flights, hotels and car rentals, we are able to allocate more funds directly to the grassroots HIV/AIDS organizations we fund.
HOW WE’LL USE YOUR MILES
In March 2010, your miles will bring together Canadian and African grandmothers at an African Grandmothers’ Gathering in Swaziland. For the first time, grannies from SLF-funded projects in 15 countries will come together in Africa to share their experiences, build relationships and forge a strong network of grandmother activists. We will use donated miles to facilitate the travel of both African and Canadian grandmothers to Swaziland. Help us raise 2.5 million miles on December 1st to make this Grandmothers’ Gathering a reality!
YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
To date, Aeroplan and its members have contributed nearly 30 million miles to the Stephen Lewis Foundation! Since 2006, we have used donated miles to support projects in 15 African countries. Donated miles have enabled us to bring the voices of African grassroots leaders to the forefront, create partnerships through our mentorship programme, send our field representatives to see the projects firsthand, and to bring together community workers to share strategies and experiences with psychosocial counselling, orphan care and home-based health care. Thank you so much for making this possible!
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