There are countless ways you can donate money and supplies to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Here’s one more way you can help, just by going about your travels. Stay at a Sage Hospitality Group hotel, now through the end of January, and the company will give $10 per room, per night to the Red Cross.
54 Sage hotels throughout the US are participating in the promotion. Guests do need to book the special “Help Haiti” rate, which has limited availability, in order to make the donation.
The Sage group is offering a few other promotions that benefit victims of the disaster. Coco Key Water Resorts, a division of the hotel group, will offer 1% of all food and beverage purchases to the Red Cross, and will offer a $5 pass on January 26, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
Sage has a history of offering great rates and promotions to help others. In the past, they’ve offered free nights to volunteers, service-people, and teachers.
Donating to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti should be a no-brainer, but for those who haven’t given or who would like to give more, the travel industry is offering a few additional mechanisms, some with incentives.
As of Tuesday morning, here’s a comprehensive list of how you can donate your miles via assorted airline or hotel websites.
- American Airlines will give you 250 miles if you donate $50 to the American Red Cross or 500 miles for $100.
- Continental OnePass members can donate to the American Red Cross directly, and CEO Jeff Smisek is reported to be matching coworker donations up to $50,000
- Similar programs are in place at Delta and United.
- Spirit Airlines, which flies daily flights to Haiti, is returning 5,000 miles to anyone who donates at least $5 to their charities.
- JetBlue and Southwest won’t let you donate miles, but they do have donation links to the relief effort on their main pages.
- In addition to matching the donations of their employees, US Airways allows Dividend Members to donate their miles.
- Hyatt Gold Passport members can donate increments of 5,000 points by calling 1-800-228-3360, Hilton members can convert 10,000 points to a $25 donation at their site and Priority Club and Choice members can also chip in.
- Starwood hotels are matching all donations, where 4,000 points will equal $50.
- In addition to the $500,000 that Bill Marriott gave to the relief effort (classy!), you can donate your Marriott points here.
Did we miss anything? Drop off links in the comments below and we’ll update the post.