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 .
MotoArt owner Dave Hall endeavors to give back to the aviation community whenever possible. Whether it is donating a portion of PlaneTags proceeds to an aviation museum or restoration or to causes dear to the hearts of some of our favorite airlines and companies, giving back is an important part of the MotoArt PlaneTags culture.
Giving a gift that also gives to a cause or charity is giving twice. By buying the products below for gifts, your purchase is directly benefiting airline employees in times of need or supporting projects for children around the world.
New in 2021. For each Delta MD-88 and MD-90 PlaneTags purchased, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Delta Care Fund. The Delta Care Fund was established in 2007, and operates completely on employee contributions. The Fund’s goal is to help current employees, retirees, and their survivors in the event of financial hardship or catastrophic events, and to provide assistance for continuing education at an accredited college or university.
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.
The Varga Girl PlaneTag is cut from the Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-642 registered as G-VGAS. Her first flight from Airbus in Toulouse, France was on March 16, 2005 and she proudly served the Virgin fleet of aircraft until May, 2017. She was named ‘Varga Girl’ after Alberto Vargas, the Peruvian artist who inspired the flying lady logo for Virgin. During her service, she flew 6,522 flights and a total of 56,589 hours.
The Queen of the Skies PlaneTag was created from the Airbus A340-642 registered as G-VEIL with Virgin Atlantic Airways, and a manufacturer's serial number 575, was produced in Toulouse (TLS), France and saw its first flight February 18, 2004. Named Queen of the Skies by hHer Majesty The Queen of England at a ceremony at the Airbus factory as part of a state visit to France to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale agreement. The Queen of the Skies was withdrawn from use in April 2016.
One of our favorite gifts that support a cause are the Allegiant MD-80 PlaneTags. $3 from each purchase goes directly to Allegiant’s Sunshine Foundation. The Sunshine Foundation provides assistance to Allegiant team members during their critical time of need.
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.
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!