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!
Kids. They grip our hearts in a way no one or nothing else can. When we watch the news and see or hear anything that affects a child, there’s a part in all of us that squirms and churns. We want our future adults to be safe, to be raised well and to be productive and hopeful citizens. Some days it’s a little more challenging than others to impart life skills they can use for their lifetime! Continue reading "Parenting: Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World" →
Animals are people too, don't ya know?!
Yes I'm being a bit cheeky, but for many of us our animals are our family. One thing that is very apparent for us at Donate A Car Canada, is that people love their pets, and it's always sad when we discover a pet has been mistreated, lost, or left for dead. They are at our mercy, and when we've chosen to care for them it is unthinkable that we'd shirk responsibility to the point of neglect or abuse. Continue reading "Pets: Remembering Bear and Ralphie" →
For anyone who participated in the excitement of the 2003 Mercedes donated a few weeks ago, you'll be thrilled to know the end result was astounding! $27.5K was sent to Prostate Cancer Canada at the end of June to raise awareness among men of the importance of early detection.
To catch a glimpse of what went on during the auction of the Mercedes, you just have to watch this video! Please excuse the shrieking staff member in the background....that would be me. Continue reading "Over $20,000 to Prostate Cancer Canada" →
Would you act to right a wrong?
When Cheryl donated her SUV in March of 2012, her intention was to serve and support her area animal shelter. Thanks to her practical compassion (her vehicle raised a donation of $2100.00!) and written feedback, her donated Toyota Rav4 will inspire young people to think beyond themselves to find unique ways to contribute to their communities. Continue reading "Civics 101: Would You Act to Right a Wrong?" →
It’s no secret I love month end because of the cheques we send to our 180+ registered charities*, as we’ve been directed by our donors. Like the Kidney Car program, Donate a Car puts dollars to work for the cause you love, and inOctober we were able to send off an astounding $111,000 to support various Charities of Choice!! One of the things I’ve always appreciated about Donate A Car is our ability to touch lives and organizations across the nation, simply by providing a service that helps people get much needed funds to their favourite charities. Continue reading "That Charity Means Something to Me: Kidney Car and More" →
You have Our Gratitude
Thank you Istvan from Calgary for donating a 2004 Mazda Mazda3 to Alex Community Health Centre
Thank you Sheri from Port Coquitlam for donating a 2001 Volkswagen Passat to MS Society of Canada
Thank you Paul from Sundre for donating a 2004 Dodge Caravan to ALS Society of Canada
Thank you John from Pitt Meadows for donating a 2007 Mazda 3 to Diabetes Canada
Thank you Jeffrey Paul from Toronto for donating a 2010 Hyundai Elantra to Canadian Cancer Society
Thank you Robert from Maple Ridge for donating a 1976 Ford Pick Up to ALS Society of Canada
Thank you Susan from Winnipeg for donating a 2006 Chevy Cobalt to Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba
Thank you Tara from Sherwood Park for donating a 2005 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback to Edmonton's Food Bank
Thank you Malcolm from Morinville for donating a 1997 Ford F150 to Adoption Options
Thank you Jovanka from Vancouver for donating a 2000 VW Beetle to Knowledge Network Corporation
Thank you Michael from Stouffville for donating a 2009 Mazda Tribute to ALS Society of Canada
Thank you Brenda from Calgary for donating a 2007 Ford Focus to Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta
Thank you Laurel R from Red Deer County for donating a 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring GL to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Thank you Richard Joseph from Brantford for donating a 1996 Ford F150 Eddie Baur to Autism Ontario
Thank you Judith from Alliston for donating a 2005 Chev Montana to Ottawa Humane Society