Monetary and Material Donations
The Museum was chartered as a not-for-profit California corporation in 1992, and 501(c)3 accreditation soon followed (CA #1814679) to establish us with the US Departments of Navy and Air Force, as well as the state of California, as an organization approved to receive surplus aircraft and other government properties. Most donations to the museum are, of course, considered tax-deductible by the Internal Revenue Service or as defined by law.
The museum also actively solicits and encourages donations in the form of historical artifacts from individuals and their relatives who served in the armed forces, or who were active in civil aviation in any capacity, either in peacetime and during conflicts, and who may have items in any of the categories listed under the Materials Donation link listed below.
We are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft and memorabilia, to those who flew and worked on them. In taking on this goal, comes not only a labor of love, but also it can be an expensive process at times. In order for the museum to survive and accomplish our goals we actively solicit funds from individual and private sources. As of this date, we have never solicited, nor received financial assistance from any goverment source, beit local, state or national .
How Can I Help Or Donate?
Labor Donations. Saturdays are a normal workday for any volunteer. Just show up and come prepared. In addition, there are currently multiple projects that continue during the week.
Contact us through this link if you have any questions.
Volunteer Docents. We continually need docents and gift shop workers or even flight simulator instructors. Come visit us in the gift shop, museum during our regular hours or contact us through this link. We just need a good attitude. We can train you. You are guaranteed to meet some wonderful people and make new friends.
Material Donations. Follow this link.
Monetary Donations. There are several ways you can contribute:
1. Nominate someone for Freedom Flight Award.
2. Become an annual dues paying member
a. Sponsor a membership or
b. Become a Life Member
Follow this link for membership.
4. Buy a concrete name block in your name or the name of a person you would like to recognize. Follow this link.
3. Help finance one our our current needs. You can print and send it to us or follow through on our secure store site.
4. Other financial assistance. Call us at (805) 227-0440 or contact us at this link.
The Board of Directors for the Estrella WarBirds Museum would like to thank you for your generosity and unselfish kindness which has helped us to build a museum which will remind future generations of their past.