While our overseas operations are paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to explore new ways to make an impact in the community by delivering school supplies! If you or someone you know would be interested in local assistance from Aviation for Humanity, please get in touch

We Do

In addition to our travel operations,

we like to get involved at community events. We're always looking for support, if you are interesting in helping!

Upcoming Events

We are safely delivering school supplies! Get in touch if you know someone who could benefit. Be sure to keep checking back on our site for updates!

2020 Ongoing Event

School Supplies Donation


If you or someone you know would be interested in local assistance from us, please reach out! This summer, we donated much-needed art supplies to a local community and school district. We were honored to work with Carrie Whitney, an art teacher at Mariner High School within the Mukilteo School District of Everett, WA.


To donate or contribute art supplies to Carrie’s art class, please visit her GoFundMe page! 


October 7-11, 2020

The Maverick Run

(past event)

We're so honored to have been the charity of choice again this year for Orca Running! For 2020, the Virtual Maverick Run took the place of the Fly 5K race. More info here!


Aviation for Humanity received a portion of the proceeds from the race! Every participant won a finisher’s medal, official race shirt, finisher buff, and patch.


There was also a virtual kid’s race. Thank you to all who joined!


March 9, 2020 

Pencil Case Stuffing Party

(past event)

Thank you to Klara, a Whidbey Island second-grade student with a big heart! She (along with her mom) organized an afterschool pencil case stuffing party.


They organized volunteers at their public library, where the group filled 250 pencil cases with 1,500 items. These cases will be delivered to shelters and orphanages in remote regions worldwide.


Thank you to everyone who helped!


(past event)




If you are traveling to a developing nation and want to deliver school supplies on your trip, contact us! We'd love to hear from you!


We connect you with a school or orphanage where you're traveling. Then we supply you with backpacks for children at that facility.


Once you arrive in country, use the Aviation for Humanity Supply Checklist we email you to fill backpacks with purchased supplies.


You bring supplies to the facility and document the 

experience, to be featured on our blog. A global community through aviation is born!

Aviation for Humanity

In the News


NBAA 40 Under 40 -

Oct. 6, 2020

Aviation for Humanity Founder & President Kimberly Perkins is a recipient of the NBAA Top 40 Under 40 award.

Defying the Status Quo -

Sept. 16, 2020

Our Founder & President Kimberly Perkins speaks about our mission with René Banglesdorf on the podcast Defying the Status Quo.

JETNET iQ Pulse -

July 30, 2020

"My wife Jennifer and I came to know about Ikamva Labantu through Kimberly Perkins, an IAWA member, corporate jet pilot, and founder of the not-for-profit Aviation for Humanity."

The Fix Podcast -

June 24, 2020

Michelle King interviewed our Founder & President Kimberly Perkins on The Fix podcast. Please visit the link below and listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

Business Airport International -

April 7, 2020

"My first business aviation job was on a Learjet 60 based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I flew all around Southeast Asia on a year contract before returning to the USA . . . That was ten years ago, and while I’ve changed jobs and jets a couple of times, I’ve never left business aviation."

OpsGroup -

June 30, 2019

"​If you’re like me, aviation has given you a lot—not just a career, but a lifetime of wonder, beauty, excitement, and joy. Aviation is special: That’s why we’re in it."

Forbes -

Sept. 3, 2018

“Traveling has allowed me to experience many cultures and witness firsthand the rampant inequities that exist worldwide. These experiences laid the foundation for creating the nonprofit Aviation for Humanity."

Aviation International News -

April 12, 2018

"My goal is to provide a way for a traveler to have a great interaction with students, so when they get home, they are enthusiastic to do more. I hope that my nonprofit is the catalyst for more humanitarian work." 

National Business Aviation Association -

April 5, 2018

“The personal satisfaction for me comes from taking people of different backgrounds and experiences and connecting them together in support of children and education.”


February 2018

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) held a leadership conference in San Diego in February 2018. The theme was resiliency. Kimberly Perkins was honored to be featured in one of their short videos.

Aviation for Women -
November/December 2017 Issue

"My goal is to deliver humanitarian aid through the network of international aviation by bringing school supplies directly to students and communities in need." 

Sunset over the Mountains

You Can Help!

There Are Many Ways to Volunteer and Contribute.