Alberta Children’s Hospital | 100 Years of Caring

The Alberta Children’s Hospital is 100 years old! Donors like you make the partnership between the ACHF and Donate a Car Canada a generous match. Just wait ’til you see how your gifts are adding up!

Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and you

We first blogged about the ACHF back in 2016. We have had the joy of sharing in this children’s hospital heartwork for years! The car, truck, and van donations of folks like you have been building up for years!

Now? Six years later and vehicle donors are still seeing their dollars add up…and up…and waaaaay up!

100 years of Alberta Children’s Hospital Love

The ACH mission is just so big!

“This year, the Alberta Children’s
Hospital turns 100 years old! It’s a huge
milestone – an opportunity to celebrate
a tremendous history of caring for
children and families, made possible by
our incredibly generous community.

From the start, the hospital set out to
provide the very best care possible
for children.
First located in what was
originally a three-storey duplex in
southwest Calgary, the hospital moved
to a second building in lower Mount
Royal seven years later. In 1952, children
began receiving care at the third facility
on Richmond Road. Then, with more
than $50 million in donations from the
public, the current state-of-the-art ‘lego’
hospital opened in 2006 in the city’s

The hospital has provided nation-leading
care for kids for decades. For example,
back in the 1950s during the polio
epidemic, children travelled from across
the country for leading-edge treatments
only available in Calgary. That innovation
continues today.”

Gratitude rolls in on 4 wheels

Through rough times and profitable times, car donors have been participating in the caring work at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The ACH helps our Beloveds. We get that here at Donate a Car. Our own children and other family members have been helped in creative, patient, and courageous ways at the hospital. It’s easy to choose the children’s hospital as a receiving charity when we feel so very thankful for their care.

In the current market we see strong returns on even the scrappiest of scrap cars. $300.00 – $400.00 is ballpark for charities like the ACH when they have an end-of-life car, truck, or van donated on their behalf. We’re working on half a dozen such donations at the time of this writing!

Better yet? We love (love!) to see vehicles put up for re-sale. It is the norm to see a re-sold or auctioned vehicle bring in thousands of donation dollars for a children’s hospital charity!

The Alberta Children’s Hospital shouts out

Just last Fall, the ACH wrote,

We are updating our Wall of Honour at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and I am pleased to let you know that, thanks to your continued support, Donate a Car is now being recognized in the Guardians category ($250,000 – $499,999) as Donate a Car Canada. During these challenging times, we are extra grateful for the support of community members like you.”

Alberta Children's Hospital

Dear donor, that’s You! You are the “community member” that is an agent of Goodness and hope and practical compassion. That old Camry may be just so much metal and rubber to you at this point. To the charity you love? It could be $100.00, or $800.00, or $13,000.00 giving dollars for a charity like the ACH.

Here’s to another century of grateful giving

These years partnering with children’s hospital donors feels good for our Giving Selves here at Donate a Car. We know that you don’t donate your car in order to get your name printed on a wall. And we don’t do what we do to receive accolades either. But there is a richness in seeing that our time in working alongside each other — you the giver, the hospital as your recipient, and us acting as go-betweens — has a cumulative effect.

The children’s hospital is committed to building their work! Their next 100 years? They have plans to continue personalize care for every child, and to bring that care closer to home. They will seek to empower the best and brightest minds in research. Investing in places and tools that advance child healthcare and research will be key to their work.

Let’s work together and make a mark for practical compassion in children’s healthcare! If that comes in the shape of a steering wheel and some metal on wheels, we are the ones to assist!

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