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Old May 5, 07, 8:52 am
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Flyertalk Cares - Charitable request for Aeroplan points

Greetings all. As some of you know, I work in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. My favorite part of my job is a summer camp called "Camp Oki" we have run for the past few years, an place for children with life-threatening heart problems to "go to camp" when they might otherwise not have the chance.

This has been a great success, and I am now getting requests from other children's hospitals around Ontario and Canada to send their patients to our camp. However the logistics of doing so are growing increasingly complicated - while our bus travel up north is generously donated, the children still need to get to Toronto, and Air Canada's Horizons program only covers travel for medical care.

I have successfully applied to Aeroplan to open a charitable pooling account to use for bringing campers to Toronto. If you would like to consider supporting us, please PM me and I can forward you additional information about the Camp, as well as an easy-to-complete form for your donation.

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Murmurdoc

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Old May 11, 07, 7:24 am
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We wish you success with this. I might suggest you adding a link to the organization so others can easily click thru.

Again, best success with your efforts.
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Old May 11, 07, 8:10 pm
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Good to see this thread reopened, Randy, and to OP, you have PM.
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Old May 15, 07, 8:54 am
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On May 17 I see there is a points matching program through Aeroplan.

Does this apply to your charity, or only the principal ones listed on the website?
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Old May 15, 07, 10:22 am
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How many miles will you take as a donation? Does it have to be in 25k increments? I have a few thousand that i'll never use (thanks to AC's expiring mile policy) that i'd be happy to throw your way.
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Old May 16, 07, 5:07 am
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On May 17 I see there is a points matching program through Aeroplan.

Does this apply to your charity, or only the principal ones listed on the website?
Great question, and I've passed it along to my AP contact.

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Old May 16, 07, 5:09 am
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How many miles will you take as a donation? Does it have to be in 25k increments? I have a few thousand that i'll never use (thanks to AC's expiring mile policy) that i'd be happy to throw your way.
No minimum. You have PM.

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Old May 16, 07, 9:19 am
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On May 17 I see there is a points matching program through Aeroplan.

Does this apply to your charity, or only the principal ones listed on the website?
Per Aeroplan, unfortunately not.
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Old May 23, 07, 8:26 pm
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For those people interested in helping out the heart doc's charity, I suggest PMing him for an email address, and offer to make the bookings directly for the patients.
You then know that your miles are going to good use at good value.
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Old May 25, 07, 10:22 am
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For those people interested in helping out the heart doc's charity, I suggest PMing him for an email address, and offer to make the bookings directly for the patients.
You then know that your miles are going to good use at good value.
I learned last year that if you book a flight with your points and it is associated with a registered charity you can get a tax receipt for the value of the flight at time of booking. I printed the pricing of the flight for the day of my AP booking and got a receipt for that amount.

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Old Jun 1, 07, 11:05 am
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Any updates on the final tally?
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Old Jun 6, 07, 7:14 am
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Any updates on the final tally?
4 donors for a total of 136K AP miles.

Thanks everybody! Watch for this again next year.
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Old Jun 6, 07, 8:11 am
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Thanks for the update, doc, and congratulations.
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