3 Cars, 2 Charities, 1 Big Inspiration: Heart and Stroke Foundation

Meggie made three generous vehicle donations! Her two charities of choice? The Heart and  Stroke Foundation and The Calgary  Humane Society. It’s all about  paying goodness forward.

Double the heartwork: Heart & Stroke Foundation and Humane Society

Passion for charitable causes, companioned by her love for her father, and for her ol’ pooch, Shilo, compel Meggie to make giving part of her everyday. She gently memorializes the ones she loves. One way she does this is by paying forward the care she and her loved ones have received in their own times of loss.

“The Humane Society is very special to us as they helped us when our border collie Shilo passed away about 8 years ago.”

The kindness and personalized care Meggie’s family received from the Calgary Humane Society moved them deeply. “We send a small monthly donation to them just because there are so many animals out there that need to be taken care of. If we could take them all we would!” Although she can’t bring every needy critter home with her, Meggie’s two vehicle donation in 2013 resulted in big gifts!  They added up to $827.50, affording the charity the opportunity to help so many.

Meggie’s generosity did not end there! She went on to submit a third vehicle for donation just this year!

“The Heart & Stroke foundation was a big part of our lives growing up as dad had Congestive Heart Failure and wasn’t supposed to make it past 35. He lived to be 87 because of all the research that was able to happen because of the donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation.”

Putting the “heart” in Heart and Stroke Foundation

After he passed, Meggie wanted to honor her dad and the organization that worked so hard to prolong his life. Donating her father’s Chrysler Intrepid on behalf of the charity was an emotional process for both Meggie and her daughter, “When I drove it out of the garage to get ready for pick up both my daughter and I had a good cry. That was a hard day.”

Meggie’s self sacrifice in letting the Intrepid go resulted in a gift of $378.00 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Alberta.

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Life takes painful turns, from time to time. Meggie is an inspiration and a joyful reminder of the value in honoring the ones we love by investing in causes that reach toward need every day. Is there a cause you care about? An individual or an organization that has offered support and a soft place to land in your hard time? Why not look to Meggies example and pay their goodness forward!

You can donate your car, van, truck, SUV, or motorcycle…

…to any charity in Canada! Including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or your local humane society!

The process is simple, quick, and free. There’s a free tow for you, of course. And the administration of your vehicle donation is managed entirely by us here at Donate a Car Canada, and by CanadaHelps. Your charity of choice will not pay a penny to receive your generous donation!

First, fill out our online vehicle donation form. This will take you just a few minutes. Have your VIN on hand to make the process go even more quickly. If you have any trouble with the form, just call: 1-877-250-4904. We’re happy to assist.

Then, wait for your call from the tow agent. Your free tow will typically happen within 3-5 business days, but you can always ask for more (or less) time when you and the agent connect.

Lastly, sit back and watch your inbox! Your tax receipt will be issued within a week or two of us receiving payment from the supporting agent. Wherever possible, your vehicle will be considered for re-sale. If it is ready to come off the road, the agent will recycle it for us. Either way, the net proceeds will be disbursed to the cause you care about, and you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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