As part of a yearlong fundraising campaign benefiting orphan animals, Schubach Aviation, San Diego’s premier air charter company, has pledged to donate one cent for every mile flown by its fleet of 20 private aircraft during 2011 to Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Schubach Aviation has pledged a minimum of $8,000 to Helen Woodward Animal Center through this campaign, although based on current mileage trends that amount could soar as high as $15,000. Schubach Aviation will also give its customers the option of matching the company’s “one cent per mile” donation by contributing to one of three nonprofit organizations of their choice, including Helen Woodward Animal Center.
“At Schubach Aviation, animals — especially dogs — are close to our hearts,” says Henry Schubach, president of Schubach Aviation, whose beloved golden retriever Bob and black Labrador pal Brailey greet customers at the office each day. “This campaign is a way for our company to support animal welfare efforts while giving back to the community that has supported us through the years.”
In addition to making monetary contributions, Schubach Aviation will also promote Helen Woodward Animal Center’s fundraising events in its full-page ads, which will feature celebrity surf dogs Dozer and Nani. A four-hour photo session was held recently at Schubach Aviation’s Palomar Airport hangar to photograph Dozer and Nani posed inside one of the firm’s two Challenger 601 private jets.
Dozer’s owners Gigi Bagaporo and Doug Hokstad, and Nani’s owners Peter and Gabi Noll are “lending helping paws” by allowing the photographs to be used to promote Helen Woodward Animal Center’s “Puppy Love” Run/Walk on Sunday, February 13, from 7am-12pm; “Broadway Tails” Spring Fling on Saturday, June 4, from 5:30- midnight; Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Saturday, September 11, from 9am-3p; and Flush Puppy Poker Tournament in October (exact date yet to be determined).
“We’re very excited about Schubach Aviation’s support of the Center in 2011, and look forward to partnering with them to make all of our fundraising events even more successful,” says Mike Arms, president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Their support will help us care for a greater number of orphan pets until they go home with their new families.” (www.schubachaviation.com)