You may help The Initiative To Educate Afghan women by making donations through the American Express Members Give program, by shopping online at through the AmazonSmile program, by donating your United Airlines MileagePlus points, or by making gifts of stock through ScottTrade.


Are you an American Express® Card holder? Click the banner below to use your American Express® Card to make a donation or to redeem your American Express Membership Rewards points for a donation. For every 1,000 points you redeem, The Initiative will receive a $10.00 donation. If you are enrolled in an American Express Loyalty program, you can earn valuable rewards with virtually every dollar you donate.


When you first visit AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women from almost one million eligible organizations.  For each eligible purchase at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Initiative.


United Airlines Mileage Plus Members can donate their miles to provide travel for The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women students! Student travel is an important part of our program and our largest expense. By sending students home for the summer we are able to:

  • Help them stay in tune with the families and communities

  • Foster understanding between the two worlds in which they will live and work

  • Ease their reentry to Afghanistan after school

  • Begin realize our mission through summer internships in Afghanistan

  • Connect students to valuable contacts for future career opportunities in Afghanistan


A donation of 240,000 Mileage Plus Points supports one round trip from Afghanistan to the United States. A one-way trip requires 120,000 Mileage points. You can also help us send students to their host school after our orientation in Rhode Island with a minimum donation of 25,000 points for one way and 50,000 points round trip.


To donate Mileage Plus Points, fill out this application and forward to The Initiative.


The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women accepts donations of stocks through our account at Scottrade.

Please provide your broker with the following information:


Brokerage: Scottrade

Account: 43850020

DTC No.: 0705


and please email Christian Wistehuff to inform him when the direction was given.