Kids Help Phone is always on call. One way to help their vision? Choose them as your Charity of Choice this month when you donate your vehicle! You can change a life. You can help a kid. Pretty simple. Continue reading "Kids Help Phone – Because Kids Need to Talk Too!" →
On 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" →
Kids. 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" →
Animals 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" →
For anyone who participated in the excitement of the 2003 Mercedes donated
a 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" →
Let’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 is just around the corner (May 11th if you weren't 100% sure).
What 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" →
Change - It all starts with you.
What does that catch phrase even mean? Continue reading "Change Starts With You" →
As most of the nation has probably heard, our home base of Calgary suffered a horrific tragedy this week. Five young adults lost their lives at the hands of a friend and school mate. Times like these create an overwhelm of emotion in many of us for varying reasons. We may not know what the parents of these six young people are going through, the unimaginable pain; however, each of us have experienced pain and loss to some degree. Hearing the devastating news of someone else's tragedy can trigger memories and feelings about our own difficult experiences. Continue reading "When Tragedy Strikes: Distress Centres Help" →
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?" →