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Tag: Canadian Charities
Animal Protection | One Company Makes a Difference
Animal protection through car donation? You won't believe how many trucks and vans Heritage Office Furnishings has donated through Donate a Car Canada! Learn about the charity they care about, and more...Continue reading "Animal Protection | One Company Makes a Difference" →
Stollery Children’s Hospital
The Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation (SCHF) is one of our frequently-gifted charities. Appreciated by patients and their families, the hospital is a go-to choice for vehicle donors. Furthermore, the agents serving our vehicle donors love this organization! Recently, one of our auction houses reached out to give us a little update on what this partnership means to them.Continue reading "Stollery Children’s Hospital" →
Peace in a Pandemic
Finding peace in a disrupted time is tough. For many of our receiving charities, that's they're work-a-day gig. They companion people in disrupted life circumstances.
What is peace, anyway?
The word peace may mean something different to you than it does to me. For some, peace is a feeling of calm, or the absence of conflict. Some people experience peace as the lack of any emotion at all. Others feel at peace when they have a sense of control in their lives.
I've come to identify peace as a quiet heart. Sometimes that means a feeling of spaciousness in my mind, heart, or even body. Another way of describing that is the ability to take a deep, deep breath -- a feeling of relaxation and permission even when circumstances are very difficult.
That seems to be an important thing about peace? It is a sense of rightness, quiet, or well-being even when things all around are wobbling. Maybe even downright awful.
Can I find calm...even now?
What has the COVID-19 Pandemic been like for you? Are you having difficult finding peace in the midst of global fear? There are resources near you that can give you a little back-up if that's what you need. Seek them out. Your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health are worth the effort.
You may be someone who has had a gentle experience of this unprecedented upheaval. If so, might you be one who offers peace to others? You may be one of the helpers. If so, thank you! Please take care of your Self while you're reaching out to others. And if you're having moments when a quiet heart is illusive, reach out for your own supports, ok? We need you to keep getting your own cup filled up so that you can continue to share with others.
What DACC is doing to help
Here at Donate a Car Canada we continue to work through this crisis time to aid Canadian charities in their ongoing work. Sometimes cool cash is the best way to bring calm into the midst of a storm. Part of our role in all of this is to keep right on processing vehicle donations. Those donations result in the much-needed dollars our charities depend on to keep purveying goodness in our hurting world. Thank you for considering how you might be a part of that!
Vehicle Donations in Canada
Vehicle donations in Canada should be a simple and cost-free process. As the donor, you have several donating options. Check your options carefully - not all donation programs are equal in integrity or service. Donate a Car Canada is all-Canadian, providing ANY charity to choose from. 'Have a cause you love? We can process your car, truck, and (seasonally) motorcycle. For free! The net sale proceeds will go to your charity of choice.
How vehicle donations work
The simplest way to proceed with your vehicle donation is to click any of the buttons on our webpage. That click will take you to an online form for your donation. The form is simple to understand, and it only asks for information we really need to process your car or truck promptly.
Not having success with the online form? No problem! Give us a direct call at 1-877-250-4904. Our phone team will be happy to talk with you. They'll walk you through the form if you like, but will also be happy to just fill it all out for you.
Done that step? Leave it to us. We'll contact a nearby towing company and arrange for your free and timely pick-up. Don't worry: no one will show up for the vehicle until they've called to arrange best timing with you.
The tow guys will come for your auto, process it, and send us payment. The dollar outcome is subject to (always!) fluctuating metal prices in Canada. Once we have payment from our tow agent, we'll forward the proceeds on to your charity.
What does the charity have to pay?
Not a thing! We have written agreements with our supported charities that they will issue tax receipts in a prompt manner. Apart from that, the work is all taken care of by us here at DACC. Many of our charities receive thousands of dollars each year; some of the lesser-known organizations would be grateful for a little extra from you!
The difference you make
Vehicle donation in Canada has a multi-layer impact. First, it allows you to have a recycle or re-sale ready vehicle picked-up and processed at no cost to you. But the benefits don't end there. The charity of your choice will certainly benefit. And so will the environment (clean, thorough recycling practices matter). The longer reach? Many of our supporting tow agents are small, local companies: keeping wheels on the ground with a steady stream of work matters, too.
So, give us a click and let us get you on your way with your vehicle donation today!
Charity of choice | 250 charities helped in February
Charity of choice is what we're all about here at Donate a Car Canada. It's one of the hallmarks of our exceptional donor care: you choose the charity you love. We make sure they get your gift!
We have over 800 charity "doors" to choose from. You're sure to find a cause that you feel deserving of your donation dollars.
Do you already have someone in mind? 'Need a little more information? Just call in, or explore our site. You'll find the inspiration you're ready for.
Charity of choice means it's all up to you
Canadian vehicle donors gifted 250 different charities in February. This doesn't mean we had only 250 donors; many donors select similar charities. For example, it's common for well-advertised charities like the Diabetes Canada, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society to receive many donations each month.
But something you'll love about us? We have hundreds of lesser-known organizations to choose from. Here's a sneak peek at 25 of the charities that we sent funds to last month:
|A Better World Canada|
|ALBERTA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION|
|Alberta Wilderness Association|
|ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF EDMONTON|
|BC Children’s Hospital|
|BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CANADA|
|Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter|
|CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY|
|Elderdog Canada Inc.|
|GERDY’S RESCUE & ADOPTIONS|
|Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta|
|HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION|
|Kenneth Copeland Ministries|
|KIDS HELP PHONE|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada|
|Pacific Assistance Dogs Society|
|Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation|
|THE DREAM FACTORY|
|WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY|
|Wounded Warriors Canada|
How can I learn more?
We're supporting charities that work with kids, animals, and the sick. Women in need of assistance are served by smaller charities in every Canadian city. If Earth care is your heart cause, we can help. And, if you're looking to support the arts, we have many theatres and groups to choose from.
If you click on the "charities" button on our home page you'll be taken to an alphabetical breakdown of who's on our list. Clicking on the charity name will give you a quick look at their unique mission. And each mission is linked to the charity's home page, should you wish to explore more deeply.
You choose! We're here to help in every way we can, and your charity of choice is ready to receipt you for your generosity. We look forward to your donation!