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?" →
…And so this is Christmas. Another year over.
As we take time this holiday season to reflect on all that has happened this past year, we are ever mindful and grateful for all those generous hearts who have donated their vehicles to make a difference for the 200+ charities we support.
From the Calgary Floods to Chris Hadfield’s outer space experience, it has been a year that Canadians have shown their true colours in spades. Continue reading "And So This is Christmas" →
“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 Adam from Fall River for donating a 2009 Ford Focus to Hope for Wildlife Society
Thank you Estate of Karen from Toronto for donating a 2009 Ford Fusion to Heart and Stroke Foundation
Thank you Patricia from Winnipeg for donating a 1991 Toyota Tercel to Winnipeg Humane Society
Thank you Alan from RR1 Gilford for donating a 2008 Mercedes Benz C30 to Ovarian Cancer Canada
Thank you Colin from Vancouver for donating a 1999 Volkswagen Passat to HomeStart Foundation
Thank you Ediza from Scarborough for donating a 1998 Toyota 4-runner SR5 to Canadian Liver Foundation
Thank you Alan from Kamloops for donating a 2004 Chevrolet Venture to BC SPCA
Thank you Everdale Organic Farm and Enviro from Hillsburgh for donating a 2000 Mazda MPV LX to Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre
Thank you Bryan from Lloydminster for donating a 2003 Dodge Caravan to Mental Health Foundation
Thank you Carmadan Hospitality from Banff for donating a 2004 Chevrolet Venture to Alberta Cancer Foundation
Thank you Elizabeth from Moncton for donating a 2005 Kia Spectra to Heart and Stroke Foundation
Thank you Diana from Campden for donating a 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion to Gillian's Place (Women's Place St. Catharines & District)
Thank you Reza from Dunnville for donating a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado to Amnesty International Canada
Thank you Leen and from Qualicum Beach for donating a 1999 Ford Ranger to SOS Children's Villages Canada
Thank you Chartwell MasterCare from Mississauga for donating a 2004 Chevrolet Express to Canadian Cancer Society