“I’d like to remain anonymous, if I could?” Our Canadian Diabetes Association and AARCS donor, Connor, voiced a preference often repeated by our vehicle donors. Donate a Car Canada has changed his name to honor his request. His kindness and good humor come through nonetheless. He has submitted 3 vehicles for donation since he first discovered our program in 2012!
Canadian Diabetes is one cause for Connor
“Donating to the (Canadian Diabetes Association) seemed like a good idea at the time; they’d been around for a long time and they do good work.” A family member with diabetes helped make the choice. Connor chose to designate his first vehicle donation to the cause of supporting people affected by the illness. His recycle-ready Toyota contributed to the work of informing, researching, educating, and advocacy! What an impact for those touched by this far-reaching disease.
And then along came Chester. Chester is Connor’s rescue dog. A shepherd mix that brings a lot of joy and tenderness into Connor’s life, Chester’s adoption was facilitated through the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew.
“We were so happy with him, and (AARCS) was so easy to work with!”
We give to the things that have our hearts, and Chester plus Alberta Animal Rescue Crew have Connor’s! In the winter of 2015, he donated the proceeds from two separate Donate a Car Canada donations to the animal rescue. How much, you may ask? His vehicle donations resulted in over $1300.00 to the charity! A generous outcome of around $200.00 for his ’01 Saturn when her transmission gave out. And just over $1000.00 of that double donation was the outcome of the donation of an SUV.
The impact is ongoing
Honoring Chester and the charity through his gifts directly impacts the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew. Moreover, the friends that share Connor’s habit of helping with animal rescue are affected. They have just opened an Edmonton operation., They diligently pursue their mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abused and neglected animals throughout Alberta. Connor’s $1300.00 will be stretched as far as it can be, and put to great work!
Connor’s generosity of spirit and his quiet diligence in doing good for others is the heart of so many of our receiving charities. We feel we can speak on behalf of both the CDA and AARCS in thanking him for his practical compassion!