Miles & More and Mastercard support help alliance with 200,000 Euro
The donation came together at action “you fly, we donate”.
The help alliance Miles & More and Mastercard presented a cheque for 200,000 euros for projects in the promotion of education and income generation. The sum came about through a joint campaign by Miles & More and Mastercard, which took place in December under the motto “You fly, we donate”.
Miles & More, in cooperation with Mastercard, donated two euros for every flight booking with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines or SWISS that was paid for with a Lufthansa Miles & More Credit Card from 1 to 24 December.
Miles & More then rounded up the amount collected to 200,000 euros to benefit these help alliance projects: primary school for township children in Cape Town, South Africa, child protection centre in Pattaya, Thailand and educational programme for underprivileged children in Düsseldorf, Germany. The charitable aid organization of the Lufthansa Group is financed exclusively by donations and the projects supported are supervised by Lufthansa Group employees on a voluntary basis.
In addition, Mastercard donates two school meals per flight booking to the World Food Programme, the United Nations World Food Programme, to support children in developing countries.
Sebastian Riedle, Managing Director and Florian Heurich, Head of Payment DACH at Miles & More GmbH, Peter Bakenecker, Divisional President Germany and Switzerland, and Andreas Mechler, Vice President at Mastercard presented the cheque to Andrea Pernkopf, Managing Director of the help alliance, on behalf of the companies.