How Can I Make a Difference?

Make A DifferenceWe know that you make a difference! Here at Donate a Car we love Autumn. Fall means a surge in donations for our hundreds of receiving charities, and our small team of wonder women is going to be working flat out to care for you, your donation, and your charity of choice. But your impact on your world is more than just the donations you make. Continue reading "How Can I Make a Difference?" →

Charity Village | A Non-Profit Hub

Charity village   Serving well over 800 Canadian charities, Donate a Car Canada is proud to invite new non-profits as recipients to our program on an ongoing basis! While we're a business, we consider ourselves to be a charity village of sorts, and we were curious to know who else might be working on behalf of the country's helping organizations.  Continue reading "Charity Village | A Non-Profit Hub" →

Before the Bell: Breakfast For Learning Gives Kids a Good Start

Breakfast for Learning

The Breakfast For Learning Mission

Breakfast for Learning is a national charity that educates, and empowers communities to deliver school based nutrition programs, helping children and youth realize their full potential in life. Continue reading "Before the Bell: Breakfast For Learning Gives Kids a Good Start" →

It’s a Sad, Sad Day: When “Recycle Your Ride” is About More Than Metal and Tires

Recycle Your RideI have said for a couple of years that I don't know what I'll do when I have to let go of my beloved car. I still don't. It was involved in a hit & run last week and I just found out it's a total loss. I'm now face-to-face with what the words "recycle your ride" really mean on a personal level! Continue reading "It’s a Sad, Sad Day: When “Recycle Your Ride” is About More Than Metal and Tires" →

Skill | Purpose | Community – Plan Canada

  Plan Canada One of the favourite mottos with our Donate a Car staff is: "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for life." Through Plan Canada, children are being given so much more than just food. They've also been given a skill, a purpose, and a community. Continue reading "Skill | Purpose | Community – Plan Canada" →

And So This is Christmas

…And so this is Christmas. Another year over. As we take time this holiday season to reflect on all that has happened this past year, we are ever mindful and grateful for all those generous hearts who have donated their vehicles to make a difference for the 200+ charities we support. From the Calgary Floods to Chris Hadfield’s outer space experience, it has been a year that Canadians have shown their true colours in spades. Continue reading "And So This is Christmas" →

Donate My Car, My Precious Car?!

“Donate my car? I taught my kids how to drive in this car. It has so many memories and it has been so good to us, how can we possibly part with it?” These and many other emotions are often voiced to our donor care team when Donate my cara vehicle with sentimental value is donated. It’s no surprise that when a vehicle has been part of the family for many years it can be a bit of a process to let it go. It usually carries with it the hope that someone else will have similar attachment to it, or see the value that it brings because of the memories and service it has provided. Continue reading "Donate My Car, My Precious Car?!" →

Keeping it Green in the Recycling Industry

RecyclingDonate a Car Canada is working hard to connect with ‘green’ recyclers in the Canadian auto recycle industry. It is becoming more and more prevalent to ensure vehicles are disposed of properly. There is a lot of controversy around the carbon footprint left behind when a vehicle is no longer drivable vs. the complexity of the carbon footprint left behind in the manufacturing of our cars and trucks. Continue reading "Keeping it Green in the Recycling Industry" →