Wisdom is never violent: where wisdom reigns there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
But, I'm right!
Global events demand the attention of each one of us. We have strong opinions. Such firm beliefs. Furthermore, we are right! I am right. You are right. We have reasons that are good enough for us - every one of us - that to refuse to adapt, or change, or grow.
Good enough reasons to protest. Reasons that are strong enough that we won't protest. Ideologies and understandings that demand attention. It is so very important that I be right.
For this reason, and a thousand others, we squabble with and shame and harm one another. And we each claim wisdom in the moment of heated action or argument. Equally, we argue understanding through inaction and passivity.
Is that really all there is to it?
Thomas Merton says that compassion is the acceptance of the interconnectedness of all things. So , the state of my heart is reflected in the condition of the world. This may be for peace, or for strife. It could be for goodness, or for greed. Perhaps it will be for love, but it could just as easily be for judgement.
In a wildly disrupted time (pandemic, human rights upheaval, economic disparity, and so on and on!), we have actual control over very little. Really? We have control over one thing: our Self. Who we will be. How we will be. What if your way of being has a ripple effect? What might you determine that effect to be?
For today, we here at Donate a Car Canada will continue to hold to our intention of providing exceptional donor and charity care in a wobbly world. Hands steady-at-the-scrap-car-wheel. Aiming for wisdom and compassion. And this despite our (considerable) differences of thought, belief, and certitude! We're all in this together.
We know that you make a difference! Here at Donate a Car we love Autumn. Fall means a surge in donations for our hundreds of receiving charities, and our small team of wonder women is going to be working flat out to care for you, your donation, and your charity of choice. But your impact on your world is more than just the donations you make. Continue reading "How Can I Make a Difference?" →
“Donate my car? I taught my kids how to drive in this car. It has so many memories and it has been so good to us, how can we possibly part with it?”
These and many other emotions are often voiced to our donor care team when a vehicle with sentimental value is donated. It’s no surprise that when a vehicle has been part of the family for many years it can be a bit of a process to let it go. It usually carries with it the hope that someone else will have similar attachment to it, or see the value that it brings because of the memories and service it has provided. Continue reading "Donate My Car, My Precious Car?!" →
Donate a Car Canada is working hard to connect with ‘green’ recyclers in the Canadian auto recycling industry.
It is becoming more and more prevalent to ensure vehicles are disposed of properly. There is a lot of controversy around carbon footprints. What is left behind when a vehicle is no longer drivable? Moreover, what about the carbon footprint left behind in the manufacturing of our cars and trucks? Continue reading "Keeping it Green in the Recycling Industry" →
You have Our Gratitude
Thank you Jane from Welland for donating a 2006 Ford Escape to United Way Niagara
Thank you Lanya from Wetaskiwin for donating a 2011 Hyundai Elantra to Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Thank you Richie from Kitchener for donating a 2007 Mazda 3 to Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Thank you William from North Vancouver for donating a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis to Children's Health Foundation
Thank you Nancy from Mission for donating a 2004 Honda Civic 4 Door Sedan to Knowledge Network Corporation
Thank you Alfredo from Barrhead for donating a 2006 Mazda 3 to Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Thank you Zachery from Kelowna for donating a 2007 Hyundai Sonata to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan
Thank you Margherita from Toronto for donating a 2003 Volvo XC 70 to
Thank you Reyna from Stoney Creek for donating a 2009 Jeep Patriot to SPCA Hamilton-Burlington
Thank you Jill from Waterloo for donating a 2014 Subaru Outback to Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic
Thank you Shannon from Bayfield for donating a 2005 Saturn Ion to Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Thank you Robert from Aylmer for donating a 2011 Subaru Impreza to Ottawa Humane Society
Thank you Paul from North York for donating a 2013 Ford Focus SE to Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation
Thank you Lawrance Sean from Selkirk for donating a 2008 Ford F150 XL Supercab to Heart and Stroke Foundation
Thank you Anthony from Almonte for donating a 2007 Lexus RX400h to