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The Wingtip-to-Wingtip Association
telephone: 800-844-4253 / media contact: Kate Landdeck 940-368-0164
A Texas Non Profit Corporation IRS 501(c)(3) TaxID: 24-2343555 / Public Charity under IRC 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) presents:

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HELP PAY FOR OUR ROSE PARADE FLOAT For the
WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS (WASP) of WWII

(Who Are They?) (Why?)
(Expected to reach 74 Million+ TV Viewers, Nation and Worldwide,
70,000+ In Person, 840,000+ Internet Viewers - 2013 stats),

* * * * Still Urgently Need Donations (DONATION Form For Checks - preferred method) / for latest: Click Here! / Also see New Video on WASP!

OUR PURPOSE:

1)  To Tell the Untold Story of these Overlooked Veterans, our First Women Military Aviators, who Flew 60 Million Miles in Military Service: Ferrying, Training, Transport, Engineering, Target Towing, Maintenance Missions in virtually all Military Aircraft, Production and Experimental

2)    To Honor the Skill, Capabilities and Patriotism of Women Aviators, Past, Present & Future, and

3)    To Remember the 38 Young Women who Gave their Lives in Service to our Country!


BASIC - $15
ADVANCED - $50
SQUADRON LEADER - $200

Give What You Can!
Every tax-free, charitable ( TaxID: 24-2343555 / Public Charity 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) ) donation counts and is appreciated . . . ALL donors will receive a specially designed Float "Stock Certificate" as evidence of their contribution! Be a Major Shareholder - If 800 people can give at this level, we can pay for the float . . . it's just that simple. Help us out in anyway you can. All donations appreciated.

Rose Garden where we honor our donors | Float Design Page Ideas and sketches


POSTERS, Forms and HANDOUTS - Click on this link to download and print our donation form which lists the address and other information we need for your donation: donation / subscription Form (PDF version) (Sending your check actually saves on-line processing fees of 2.7%!)
( or Handouts: No-fold PDF w/donation form on back / Tri-fold PDF Brochure w/out donation form / Large Posters - suitable for printing and marketing distribution).

How it works

We suggest at donation at one of three levels: $15, $50, $200 to help us track the number and type of donation for our campaign efforts. Of course we appreciate any contribution, either more or less than the suggested levels, and will endeavor to recognize any significant contribution in an appropriate manner. A record of your donation will be sent by email or ground mail to the address submitted with your donation. Any donations $200 or greater will be returned if we are unable to complete the float as planned, unless the donor specifically advises.

What can you do

Apart from your donation, please spread the word. We have undertaken to build a float which will cost approximately $200,000, though depending on elements and enhancements, this cost may vary substantially. The success of this project depends on the broad reach of social media, the enthusiastic support of people at all level. As in WWII, when every part of our nation came together to support the war effort, including Disney with their creation of the Fifinella for the WASP, we want all those who want the story of the WASP told through an amazing float on New Years Day to own a piece of this project. And share in the pride of that display!

In addition, there is plenty of work that volunteers can do, participating in the committees we are forming to assist with design, financial management, transportation issues as well as fundraising and helping decorate the float in December. Please don't hesitate to email any of us to participate, but, at least, participate by buying in! . . . Own a piece of this float!


In the event that we are so successful that we raise more than sufficient money to complete the float, the Wingtip to Wingtip Association will use the money in accordance with its mandate, to support the legacy of the WASP and the telling of their story. Examples of such projects and uses include

As with all fund-raising efforts by the WTWA, donors may specify and restrict the use of the funds as desired, and if unable to be so used as directed, will be returned as soon as reasonably possible.
* * * SEND THE WASP A ROSE! * * *
Why You Should Donate: The WASP volunteered to serve the United States as pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. While 25,000 women applied to the program, in the end, 1,102 women proudly wore their silver wings as they flew 77 different aircraft types over 60 million miles within the continental United States. They ferried planes across the country, test-flew new and repaired aircraft, trained both ground and air-to-air gunners, and any other duty their nation asked of them. Thirty-eight lost their lives in service, yet received no official recognition or honors until March 2010. Finally recognized as veterans in 1977 and honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010, the service of the WASP is still largely unknown to most Americans, and ignored in most history books. This float will reach 74+ million viewers (2013 stats) and tell their story!

The WASP: The women of the WASP are now all in their late eighties and nineties. A Rose Parade float will be a beautiful way to thank them for their service, unrecognized at the time, when their nation needed them most, and to commemorate the proud story of women military aviators, past and present, to the many viewers of this spectacular and beloved parade.


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