Rotary will receive 3.3 million miles from United's 10 Million Charity Miles giveaway, which took place in December. Thanks to your votes, we finished in a close second to Shriners Hospital and received 800,000 more miles than the previous year. The miles will provide 33 international airline tickets for humanitarian programs.
For the past several years, United has given at least 25,000 miles to each of its nonprofit partners participating in the promotion. The remaining portion of the 10 million miles is distributed to participating charities based on the percentage of total votes received.
Rotary has been United's partner for many years through the Rotary Miles program, which provides free airfare for hundreds of children and adults in need of lifesaving surgery and other worthy causes.