Are Winter Tires For You?

Winter Tires   Is it important to buy winter tires? We Albertans get a little spoiled each Winter: even our worst winter seasons come with Chinook winds. We often enjoy long stretches of relatively mild temperatures. As a result, my family has never bothered to swap out our all-seasons for winter tires. Continue reading "Are Winter Tires For You?" →

1968 Ford LTD to Benefit Community Health

Sometimes words just don't do justice to the gifts we see rolling through our program! The Alex Community Health Centre is set to be the happy recipient of one donor's very pretty donation outcome! Take a look at this '68...Community Health Continue reading "1968 Ford LTD to Benefit Community Health" →

Alzheimer Charities on the Hearts of Canadians

Charity choice is personal. We give where our hearts live. For many of us, the impact of compromised health and the loss of loved ones is at the center of our giving decisions. Alzheimer - related charities are on the receiving side of many of your gifts. Seeing high sale outcomes on donated vehicles for these causes is a hopeful relief! Continue reading "Alzheimer Charities on the Hearts of Canadians" →

Spring Cleaning | From Closet to Carport

Have you got the bug already? That not-so-quiet chittering in the back of your mind that's rallying the cry to clean out the cupboards, dust out the corners, and organize the garage? Spring cleaning is top of mind as we go into the Easter long weekend and enjoy an early season, coast to coast. Continue reading "Spring Cleaning | From Closet to Carport" →

ALS Society Donations | Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge

Just two years ago we saw a chilly fundraiser go viral. The Ice Bucket Challenge (originally a private call between friends to just pick a cause that they cared about and pass along the dare) became a broadly known, and fabulously successful, means of ramping-up awareness and bringing in funds for the ALS Society. Continue reading "ALS Society Donations | Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge" →

One Boy, One Bowflex, One Winning Battle

BowflexJust four years ago, Shane was a typical rough’n’tumble boy. In school, he was good in math but even better in gym class. He was strong and agile with energy to burn. Shane was in excellent physical condition and he effortlessly played a variety of sports, particularly flag football. Like most kids, he didn’t appreciate what his body was capable of, until leukemia took it all away. Continue reading "One Boy, One Bowflex, One Winning Battle" →

Autism Awareness Month

Nine year old Amir (not his real name) was the light of my life for my first two years in the real world of jobs and independent living after high school. Working asAutism his school resource worker/classroom aid, he'd turn those giant brown eyes and cleverly mischievous grin on me, winning me over again and again. Amir was my introduction to the puzzling and enchanting world of Autism. So distant. So close. He was a perplexing joy. Continue reading "Autism Awareness Month" →