Parenting: Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

  ParentingKids. They grip our hearts in a way no one or nothing else can. When we watch the news and see or hear anything that affects a child, there’s a part in all of us that squirms and churns. We want our future adults to be safe, to be raised well and to be productive and hopeful citizens. Some days it’s a little more challenging than others to impart life skills they can use for their lifetime! Continue reading "Parenting: Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World" →

Pets: Remembering Bear and Ralphie

PetsAnimals are people too, don't ya know?! Yes I'm being a bit cheeky, but for many of us our animals are our family. One thing that is very apparent for us at Donate A Car Canada, is that people love their pets, and it's always sad when we discover a pet has been mistreated, lost, or left for dead. They are at our mercy, and when we've chosen to care for them it is unthinkable that we'd shirk responsibility to the point of neglect or abuse. Continue reading "Pets: Remembering Bear and Ralphie" →

Over $20,000 to Prostate Cancer Canada

For anyone who participated in the excitement of the 2003 Mercedes donated Prostate Cancera few weeks ago, you'll be thrilled to know the end result was astounding! $27.5K was sent to Prostate Cancer Canada at the end of June to raise awareness among men of the importance of early detection. To catch a glimpse of what went on during the auction of the Mercedes, you just have to watch this video! Please excuse the shrieking staff member in the background....that would be me. Continue reading "Over $20,000 to Prostate Cancer Canada" →

Civics 101: Would You Act to Right a Wrong?

Would You Act to Right a Wrong   Would you act to right a wrong? When Cheryl donated her SUV in March of 2012, her intention was to serve and support her area animal shelter. Thanks to her practical compassion (her vehicle raised a donation of $2100.00!) and written feedback, her donated Toyota Rav4 will inspire young people to think beyond themselves to find unique ways to contribute to their communities. Continue reading "Civics 101: Would You Act to Right a Wrong?" →

That Charity Means Something to Me: Kidney Car and More

  Kidney Car It’s no secret I love month end because of the cheques we send to our 180+ registered charities*, as we’ve been directed by our donors. Like the Kidney Car program, Donate a Car puts dollars to work for the cause you love, and in October we were able to send off an astounding $111,000 to support various Charities of Choice!! One of the things I’ve always appreciated about Donate A Car is our ability to touch lives and organizations across the nation, simply by providing a service that helps people get much needed funds to their favourite charities.  Continue reading "That Charity Means Something to Me: Kidney Car and More" →