Are you still grounded by the pandemic? Don’t let your credit card points and airline miles lay idle—consider using them philanthropically.
Nonprofits tend to fall into two camps when it comes to using points and miles. Some swap them for cash donations; others redeem them as intended, for flights or hotel rooms. It generally takes about 25,000 miles to book a domestic flight; the American Red Cross will use such donations to send volunteers for hurricane or wildfire relief.