Paying It Forward – Janice Makes it Happen for the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

Alberta Institute for Wildlife ConservationOn any given day, Janice would jump out of bed and get to the water with her kayak. If she had company join her at Eagle Lake, the canoe got wet too. The awe-inspiring sunrises while she watched the birds were nothing less than spectacular. That's the kind of living most of us dream about. Continue reading "Paying It Forward – Janice Makes it Happen for the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation" →

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" →

A Man, A Mercedes and A-wareness: Prostate Cancer Canada

  Prostate Cancer CanadaLet’s face it. Sometimes life can be so incredibly hard. One day you wake up with the world at your fingertips and then you get dealt a blow, one you think only happens to others. That’s exactly what happened to one of our generous donors. Life was good, business was great and then boom. A scheduled trip to the doctor turned into a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and the story goes from there. Continue reading "A Man, A Mercedes and A-wareness: Prostate Cancer Canada" →

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 11th if you weren't 100% sure).Mother's DayWhat do you do to honour yours, if you're able? It can really be a challenge. How do we make it a meaningful celebration without completely supporting the extensive commercialism that surrounds it? Continue reading "Mother’s Day" →

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?" →

Be An Angel – Donate a Car

Car"We only get so many trips around the sun." I heard those words in a recent hit song and it stopped me in my tracks. It's so easy to get caught up in the angst of everyday life – the busyness, the stress, the responsibilities. Why do we allow all the crazy? When it's all said and done so much of it isn't very meaningful anyway. Here at DAC, we know that something as material as your ol' car can make one of those trips around the sun meaningful indeed! Continue reading "Be An Angel – Donate a Car" →