Sharing our Success
West Coast Aviation Services makes it a priority to not only give back to our community, but to be involved in a variety of organizations that make vast impacts in lives all over the country. Below are a few of the organizations we are honored to be a part of.
Miracles for Kids
Founded in 2002, Miracles for Kids is an Orange County-based nonprofit serving children with life-threatening illnesses, as well as the families who care for them. With 88 cents of every dollar raised channeled directly into its programs, and 100% of Fund-A-Family program donations given directly to each family, Miracles for Kids creates stability when families are crumbling from the financial and emotional devastation of fighting for their child’s life.
Stars & Stripes
Stars & Stripes was founded by Orange County resident Dick Gebhard in 1996. It has grown from a new idea by a creative visionary, to one of the most significant and innovative charity fundraisers in the country. Stars & Stripes is best known for the Stars & Stripes Fishing, Golf and Music Festival, which has so far raised more than $15 million for Southern California charities. Beneficiaries include: Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Freedom Writers Foundation, Boy Scouts of Los Angeles, Operation Homefront, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Miracles for Kids and San Diego Armed Services YMCA.
Pretend City Children’s Museum strives to serve all of Orange County’s children through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff. Children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future. Their first annual Pretend Event auction raised $435,000 to benefit the museum’s educational programs for years to come.
Augie’s Quest and MDA work closely together to raise awareness and ultimately find a cure for ALS, which is a disease that destroys the nerve cells that control muscle movement, ultimately causing complete paralysis while leaving mental function intact. Survival is typically three to five years after diagnosis and no cure currently exists.