Our friends at United® are donating 10 million award miles to participating nonprofit partners, and they have selected UCP Wheels for Humanity to participate! The more votes we get on the 10 Million Charity Miles website during the month of December, the more miles we will receive at the end of the campaign, and you don’t even need to be a MileagePlus member to vote!
With the donated miles that UCP Wheels for Humanity receives, we will be able to travel to more places in the world to serve children and adults with disabilities who live in developing countries and who, without our services, would otherwise not be able to access mobility. 80% of people with disabilities live in developing countries (United Nations, 2011), where wheelchairs are often not available at all. Even when they can be found, they are prohibitively expensive, of low quality, inappropriate to the environment and terrain, and not designed or serviced to meet the unique needs of the individuals using them. As a result, the children we serve have not been able to go to school or have friends, and adults have been prevented from working to support their families. Our clients are people who have been forced into invisibility, often forgotten by their communities, because they cannot participate or advocate for themselves if they cannot even leave their homes.
In 2014, UCP Wheels for Humanity has plans to change this situation for more people than we have ever reached before, and charity miles would be a huge asset to helping us reach our goals!
Go to http://www.10millioncharitymiles.com/ and select UCP Wheels for Humanity as your charity of choice.
Here are some tips for helping you remember you to do it:
– Make http://www.10millioncharitymiles.com/ your browser’s home page for the month of December
– Create a daily calendar appointment for yourself
– Associate voting with something else you do every day, such as getting your morning cup of coffee, checking your messages, or the end of your lunch break
Also, please share and tweet about this campaign, and your support of UCP Wheels for Humanity on Facebook and Twitter!
– The 10 Million Charity Miles page will ask you if you want to share your vote on your social media pages every day after voting
– Or you can connect with UCP Wheels to share or retweet our posts on Facebook or Twitter
Finally, remember that you can donate your own MileagePlus miles to UCP Wheels for Humanity all year round! Just visit https://secure.unitedmileageplus.com/CharityMilesSSO.jsp and select “Wheels for Humanity” from the list provided.
Thank you so much for your support!