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" →

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" →

Canada’s Charitable Tax Credits Among Best in the World

 

Tax CreditsIt's tax season. Again. Already. Time does not stand still for any of us, does it?!

One of the things many of us don't know but should, is that Canada is one of the best places in the world to donate to charity when it comes to benefiting your tax return. Did you know you can claim up to 75% of your net income as charitable donations (of course with your Official Tax Receipts!), benefiting your tax return? Crazy hey? There aren't a whole lot of us who fit in that category, but the message is clear: Canadians who give reap the rewards! Continue reading "Canada’s Charitable Tax Credits Among Best in the World" →

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day February 26, 2014 is Pink Shirt Day! Many of our charities present pro-inclusion and anti-bullying messages all year long: Check out Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada on their Facebook page for some wonderful links. Canadian Red Cross has a history of supporting such great works, too, and Bullying Canada works to address hurting kids year 'round. Kids Help Phone is a constant presence, available to help just when help is most needed.

Pink Shirt Day, and everyday inclusion...

It is an everyday privilege for us to support these, and many other charities, as they do the ongoing work of presenting messages of hope, support, and equality throughout our country! Donate your car and support the cause that matters most to you!  

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" →

Heart Health: What is Love Anyway?

As February fast fades, it’s crazy to realize that we’re already 2 months into 2014! HealthFebruary symbolizes so many things on the calendar, not just Valentine’s Day. In North America it’s also known as the worst month of the year for mental health because of the weather we experience and the affect it has on us. Heart and Stroke associations use this month to focus on the well-being of our physical hearts and our cardiovascular health. Continue reading "Heart Health: What is Love Anyway?" →

Homelessness is Nothing to Rap Home About: United Way Canada

There are so many way to bring awareness and inspiration to our communities! Check out this video shared by United Way Centraide Canada of a 10 year old boy from Kamloops, BC, rapping about homelessness! He wrote the lyrics himself! United Way's promise: Locally and Nationally, our goal is the same: to create opportunity for a better life for everyone in our communities. Find out how your can support the United Way through our program: www.donatecar.ca  

Our Agents Have Heart: MS Society Receives Unique Gift

MS Society   We think it’s about time you knew some ‘behind-the-scenes’ information about how our agents’ involvement makes a difference for you, our donors! Continue reading "Our Agents Have Heart: MS Society Receives Unique Gift" →

The Gift of Intention

in·ten·tion
noun: intention; plural noun: intentionsGift
  1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.
    "she was full of good intentions"
    • the action or fact of intending.
      "intention is just one of the factors that will be considered"
    • a person's designs, esp. a man's, in respect to marriage.
      plural noun: someone's intentions; plural noun: one's intentions
      "if his intentions aren't honorable, I never want to see him again"
  2. Medicine
    the healing process of a wound.
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