Everyone knows about Black Friday, that frenzied national day of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Now there’s an alternative: It’s “#GivingTuesday”, the first-ever national day of giving, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 27.
To fund a new flight scholarship for people with disabilities, Able Flight is asking 400 pilots (or family and friends of pilots) to donate $25 each. As of now, the organization is approaching 70 pledges, and needs 330 more to reach its goal.
Able Flight’s Charles Stites said, “#GivingTuesday is such a great idea. Over 400 nonprofit organizations have signed on in this first year. For that day Able Flight has set its most ambitious goal ever. And with 100% of every donation going to our scholarship program, we can help more people like the two wounded veterans and the six other people with disabilities who have become Able Flight pilots already this year. With their donation, pilots can give the gift of wings to amazing and inspiring people.”
Able Flight, a national nonprofit that provides flight and career training opportunities for people with physical disabilities, is the only one of its kind in the United States.