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" →

Feels Like the North Pole – Warm up With a Free Tow!

It’s that time of year when we know the snow and cold will hit most parts of the country, but we’re always in shock and awe when it does! The weather Towoutside has definitely been frightful in our neck of the woods (Calgary), and it’s been a week of, “Baby it’s COLD outside!” followed by, “I can’t believe this weather, brrrr, we should move south!” Can you relate?  Continue reading "Feels Like the North Pole – Warm up With a Free Tow!" →

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?!" →

That Charity Means Something to Me: Kidney Car and More

  Kidney Car It’s no secret I love month end because of the cheques we send to our 180+ registered charities*, as we’ve been directed by our donors. Like the Kidney Car program, Donate a Car puts dollars to work for the cause you love, and in October we were able to send off an astounding $111,000 to support various Charities of Choice!! One of the things I’ve always appreciated about Donate A Car is our ability to touch lives and organizations across the nation, simply by providing a service that helps people get much needed funds to their favourite charities.  Continue reading "That Charity Means Something to Me: Kidney Car and More" →

Kids Help Phone – Because Kids Need to Talk Too!

  kids help phoneKids Help Phone is gearing up this month for the school year ahead. One way to help their vision is by selecting 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!" →

Donate A Car Joins Flood Recovery: Supporting the Red Cross

Red CrossAlmost 2 weeks after the catastrophic flood in Southern Alberta, the recovery process in Calgary has been nothing short of amazing. First responders and volunteers alike have committed their hearts and souls to getting people back in their homes and to ensuring there is as much support available as possible. Canmore has made huge strides towards cleanup efforts and are on the road to figuring things out. High River, however, still sits under water in many parts (watch CTVs latest report), and its 13,000 residents are still homeless, without their local jobs, hospital and community. Continue reading "Donate A Car Joins Flood Recovery: Supporting the Red Cross" →

Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

  One of the inspiring things about running any company, organization, charity or even a home, is that we cannot do it alone, whether we truly recognize it or not. Everything in life intertwines in some way or another, and sometimes it’s easy to forget that others factor in to our success, our processes and our lives. Continue reading "Team Work Makes the Dream Work!" →

June Awareness | Get Involved!

AwarenessJune is a month full of awareness and opportunity for many to do good, to participate in walks and runs to support their favourite charities, or to donate their cars for a great cause! Sometimes it can be overwhelming to decide where best to donate your time or your funds, but each of us knows someone affected by disease or injury. Continue reading "June Awareness | Get Involved!" →

Canadian Charities: Something to Think About

Have you ever thought about... How much Canadians give annually to charities? In 2010 we donated over $10 billion to various charities across the globe! Where Canada fits on the world scale of how much we donate to charity? Continue reading "Canadian Charities: Something to Think About" →