Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2021: remembering, honouring.

Remembrance Day: our veteran’s request

“Veterans want Canadians to understand the price of freedom. They are passing the torch to the people of Canada, so the memory of their sacrifices will continue, and the values they fought for will live on in all of us.” Veterans Affairs Canada

This is a shared value for many of our donors. Before we settle in to our donor stories, may we invite a pause? This week, consider what November 11th means for you, for the people you love, for our country, and for our world.

Remembrance Day: our indigenous vets

“While exact statistics are difficult to determine, the rate of Indigenous participation in Canada’s military efforts over the years has been impressive. These determined volunteers were often forced to overcome many challenges to serve in uniform, from learning a new language and adapting to cultural differences, to having to travel great distances from their remote communities just to enlist.” Veterans Affairs Canada

We remember.

Sharing where we care

For those who have lost loved ones, reaching out in practical, tangible ways can be a gentle way of honouring grief. It is a way of honouring lives spent, and careers of service. A means of ensuring legacy and care for those who are in need, this is also true for those who made the work of serving country in this way a career. They, too, may wish to continue to serve the cause they love.

If you would like to marry your memories or service with giving, we can help. We have several Canadian charities that are receiving car, truck, and van donations through our program.

Donor stories | Remembering through giving

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum‘s most recent donation came in just this past month. L.L. donated her Sonata in loving memory of her family member. $500.00 was sent to the CWHM in her name, with a special note attached, naming the one she wished to honour.

Juno Beach Centre donors P.M. and J.R. donated a 2010 Malibu and a 1994 Olds’, respectively. These donations were quietly processed without fanfare (as is so often the case!). The Malibu brought in $2,106.25 for JBC; that ’94 Olds was another $325.00 gift!

A Quebec Veteran’s Foundation donor wrote, “Everything went fantastic, thanks for the help!” ~MG His ’08 Trailblazer was one of several gifts to the QVF this fall.

Team Rubicon Canada had one particularly hearty donation this past summer: They were gifted $8,950.00. One Cadillac donation can make a big difference! Thank you C.W!

Valour Place has a feisty little 2008 Hyundai Accent on the auction block this month. We can’t wait to see how it does on their behalf!

Wounded Warriors donors are quick to align with their beloved charity. We’re currently awaiting auction sale of a motorcycle out of Cochrane, Alberta, as well as an ’08 Escape from Hamilton, Ontario. This summer brought in a 2011 Jaguar XF gift of $3,826.40, and a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe for $1,179.50!

Your Remembrance Day charity of choice

Donating to any of these charities will take you just 10 minutes. The tow is free, and your charity of choice will issue a tax receipt for your donation. We are here to help in every prompt, friendly, and empathetic way we can. We look forward to honouring your loved ones with you in this unique way!

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