The Alzheimer Society is putting hearts, minds, and hands to an inspired role. The help those diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as the people who love and care for them. We are excited to share that thousands of your donor dollars are being directed to their work.
“Dad has been moved into a nursing home.” These are familiar words as our senior donors navigate the unsettling life change of relinquishing their car keys. Families lovingly tend the emotional work of managing a loved one’s estate.
Letting go of a vehicle is not easy. Your role in supporting your Mom or Dad with what feels like the loss of independence is a weighty one, too!
Stories of the old jalopy that was used to teach the kids to drive often emerge at the time of donation. Tales of a motorhome that travelled coast to coast are noted. The boats that have given several generations many joyful memories shout reminders of the heart, humor, and love that the independence of a driver’s license and a set of keys can afford. It can be a healing and heartening thing to honor Mum or Dad by seeing their old car’s next ride benefit a charity that has been meaningful. Furthermore, this is testament to the memories and relationships their vehicle represents.
Alzheimer Society Benefits from Car Donations
This Spring and Summer, our Alzheimer Society donor families have had some exciting outcomes. A 2011 Cadillac provided a $14,195.00 gift to Alzheimer Society Toronto. The Ottawa chapter received $9853.36 for an ‘09 Econoline! Moreover, just under $3000.00 was sent to AS in BC for an ‘07 Calibre!
Learn more about the support that is available to your family through the AS! Visit them here to learn about early stages of Alzheimer’s, strategies for living well with the disease.
You and your car bring the caring!
Did you know you can choose any Canadian charity for your car donation! In addition, we will take care of the ins-and-outs of arranging for the family car to find it’s new home. Everything is managed for you from this side. Not only that, our agents will be sensitive to your particular situation, and to the needs of your loved one. This while capably arranging your free tow. From there it’s just a matter of sending the donation on to your family’s chosen charity as we honor Mum or Dad by seeing their donated vehicle go on to help, teach, or contribute to research!
Your donated vehicle will be either re-sold or recycled. This is determined by year, make/model, mileage, and wear and tear. We will communicate with you at every turn so you know just where things are at in the process. Not only that, you’ll be able to contact us or the tow agent if ever you need to.