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Splendid returns of Giro555
Flying Blue members can donate their Miles to various worthy courses, such as UNICEF, Wings of Support, The Ocean Cleanup and Giro555. More than 180 million Miles have already been donated to these organisations, which use them to reduce their travel costs when visiting projects or providing relief assistance.
Sabrina Gehrlein, project coordinator of Plan Nederland, visited projects in Borneo State, Nigeria, with the aid of Miles and Giro555:
I visited areas where thousands of people were fleeing, trying to find safe refuge. The people I met were exhausted and the children were malnourished. Together with local relief workers, we supplied the refugees with money to buy food and other necessities. I am very grateful that I was able to visit the project, to coordinate and inspect the relief activities for people in need.
Apart from the donated Miles, Giro555 also received support via a nationwide fundraising campaign in the Netherlands on 29 March. The campaign was in aid of those fleeing famine. A team of KLM’s social media agents took part in the nationwide fundraiser. KLM staff also donated money to this worthy cause. More than 1 million people were saved from deplorable circumstances, thanks to the efforts of Giro555 and the relief organisations it supports.