This December the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will host its annual “12 Planes of Christmas” online giving campaign. Designed to support the aircraft of the CAF, The World’s Largest Flying Museum. This event highlights the efforts of the organization and its volunteer members, who restore and preserve its fleet of over 170 World War II aircraft.
Each year 12 aircraft of the fleet are selected to be featured during the “12 Planes of Christmas” campaign, each with different historical significance and in various stages of restoration; including some that need support to become airworthy again. The aircraft featured this year are: P-40 Warhawk, C-45 Expeditor, TBM Avenger, PT-17 Stearman x 2, AT-11 Kansan, F8F Bearcat, PT-19 Cornell x 2, B-17 Flying Fortress, PBY Catalina, and Fairchild PT-23.
Donations can also be directed to the Restoration Grant Fund, a fund that has helped more than twenty aircraft in need of restoration return to flight. As donations to the Restoration Fund are matched, the value of each donation doubles in value.
The campaign will launch on December 1, and run through December 31, 2020.
The following units have already submitted aircraft to be included online. If you would like to add a CAF aircraft to the campaign, please send an email to email@example.com.
This year’s 12 Planes of Christmas Campaign is now live at www.SupportCAF.org!
Each year the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts the “12 Planes of Christmas” online giving campaign. Designed to support the aircraft of the CAF, this event highlights the efforts of the organization and its volunteer members who restore and preserve its fleet of over 170 World War II aircraft. Please take a moment to check out the pages and learn about the CAF fleet. We hope you are inspired and encouraged to give generously.
ABOUT 12 PLANES OF CHRISTMAS
Each year the CAF holds an annual fundraiser to help support and highlight aircraft projects for planes in need of restoration, maintenance or repairs. Donors may contribute to a specific aircraft project or to the CAF’s Restoration Grant Fund.
Don’t want to donate online?
Call 877-767-7175 or mail check to: CAF Headquarters, P.O. Box 764769 Dallas, TX, 75376
The Restoration Grant Fund
The Restoration Grant Fund is a dollar-for-dollar match program created to help aircraft projects with the most need get back into the air faster.
Giving to a Specific Aircraft Project
If you have a particular affinity for an airplane, you can make a direct contribution to the aircraft. Scroll down to see all the projects looking for support
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