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Giving Tuesday: Aviation Gifts That Give Back

December 03, 2019

What is Giving Tuesday?


Giving Tuesday started as a simple idea in 2012 to have one day for celebrating people doing good things for others. Since then it has blossomed into a worldwide movement that encourages people to give generously of their time and money to benefit needy causes. 

“GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”


To find ways how you can participate in GivingTuesday or to donate your time or money, see Giving Tuesday’s website here

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Gifts That Give


Giving Tuesday is also the perfect time, coming right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to give a gift that also gives back. MotoArt PlaneTags offers an opportunity to not only give a terrific gift but one that shares a portion of the proceeds with a worthy cause. This holiday season, why not give a stocking stuffer that will make you and the recipient feel good. 


Virgin Atlantic Foundation


The Virgin Atlantic Foundation is a UK based charity, set up in 2003, which has raised millions to support children in need through their Change for Children , partnerships and employee giving. Since 2010 they have partnered with WE , an international charity which educates and empowers young people internationally. They sponsor projects such as WE Villages, an international development model designed to achieve sustainable change, they transform lives by helping communities work with local leaders and families to adopt effective, sustainable solutions for their areas in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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We have partnered with the Virgin Atlantic Foundation by offering PlaneTags made from the skin of two of Virgin Atlantic’s most iconic planes - G-VEIL “Queen of the Skies”, and G-VGAS “Varga Girl”. For the holidays we offer a limited edition Varga Girl Christmas Ornament , also from the skin of G-VGAS. With each purchase, $3 is donated to the Virgin Atlantic Foundation. 



Sunshine Foundation 

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Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause. - sunshinefoundation.org


Allegiant Air supports this amazing charity with its employee charitable giving campaigns and air transportation to make dreams come true. From every Allegiant MD80 PlaneTag sold, $3 is donated to make travel possible for those facing dire medical challenges, and other efforts to address community safety and promote careers in the aeronautical sciences. 


B-26 Marauder Restoration

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The B-26 Marauder, a medium bomber produced during World War II by the Glenn L. Martin Company, was used in the Pacific, Mediterranean and Europe theaters. In 1942, after Pearl Harbor, they were deployed to the South West Pacific, but most were assigned to England and the Mediterranean area. By the end of the war, the B-26 had been used in combat by the U.S., British, Free French and South African forces. Of the 5,266 built, only a handful remain today. 

Serial #40-1370 is currently being restored by Aircraft Restoration Services in Murrieta, CA for Hill Aerospace Museum, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. B-26 Marauder PlaneTags were made from original portions of the plane that are being replaced in the restoration. Part of these limited edition PlaneTags was donated to the restoration. 


Tulsa Air and Space Museum  

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TASM’s mission is to preserve Oklahoma’s aerospace history and inspire science-based learning. Tens of thousands of students each year take museum tours and enjoy interactive exhibits, participate in educational activities and visit the planetarium. They have several historic aircraft on display , one of which will be Flagship Tulsa. This DC-3 (NC-18141) was part of the renowned American Airlines Flagship Fleet. After flying for many decades, it was grounded in 1994 but then saw new life when it was donated to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum in 2008. Read more about it here


Flagship Tulsa PlaneTags were made from original parts that were replaced during the restoration. We have donated a portion of the limited edition PlaneTags to the restoration. 

   

Aviation Gifts


Giving a gift that someone can enjoy and also know that it has helped someone else truly brings a deeper joy. The recipient feels great and so do you. Whether you buy one of our special edition PlaneTags, or you donate in a loved one’s name, or spend some time together hand in hand helping someone who doesn’t have enough, give back. Happy Holidays from MotoArt PlaneTags!

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