As a family of five, we've been the lucky owners of several minivan models over the past 20 years. Our trusty Voyager did time with us in Fort St. John, BC (square tires and all). She saw us through the arrival of all three of our kiddos. Continue reading "Minivan Donations Make Maximum Impact" →
The Arthritis Society is one of our charities, and at the time of this
writing we have several donations in the works for them.
As you set to Spring cleaning, in addition to cleaning out the closets you may need to tackle the garage? Consider the Arthritis Society in that clean sweep!
Continue reading "Arthritis Society: Treatment, Caring Support, Advocacy" →
Layered compassion. We see it everyday here! Donors care
about their environment, their communities, their families, their world. It is an everyday privilege to encounter donors that, in their efforts to support one cause, are equally excited about reaching toward another, and Heather’s compassionate involvement in reaching out to an HIV support community is closely matched by her eco sensitivity. Continue reading "Bruce House | A Big Gift in a Smart Package" →
We are always thrilled to invite new charities to join our program here at Donate a Car Canada! One of our most recent new arrivals is Kidney Cancer Canada.
Not Quite Kidney Car
From time to time donors confuse our program with the Kidney Foundation's "Kidney Car" program. This long-time vehicle donation program (working in cooperation with recyclers like Pick n' Pull) is separate from us here at Donate a Car Canada. If kidney disease, research, and support are important causes to you, they may be just the program you're looking for! We willingly pass along contact information for the Kidney Car program to all donor's who request it. Continue reading "Kidney Cancer Canada, Kidney Car, and Your Gift" →
Autism has probably touched your life in one way or another. With rates of diagnosis climbing (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports
that 1 in 68 children are being identified as having the disorder) we know that the unique beauties and challenges of the spectrum have far-reaching impact. Continue reading "Speaking Out for Charity: Autism Speaks" →
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 that time of year when we know the snow and cold will hit most parts of the country, but we’re always in shock and awe when it does! The weather
outside has definitely been frightful in our neck of the woods (Calgary), and it’s been a week of, “Baby it’s COLD outside!” followed by, “I can’t believe this weather, brrrr, we should move south!” Can you relate? Continue reading "Feels Like the North Pole – Warm up With a Free Tow!" →
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 in
October 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" →
Recently a homeless woman made national news by returning a purse she found with $10,000 cash in it (http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/13/homeless-woman-who-returned-purse-with-10000-awarded
). In our society it generates a buzz because we
know many wouldn’t do what she did, especially given her situation. As people ask, “What would YOU do,” it creates inner dialogue that many are uncomfortable with because we aren’t entirely sure what we would do. It is certainly a good reminder however, that we need to think about our values and determine ahead of time what would happen if….. Continue reading "What Would YOU Do? Supporting Canada’s Homeless Shelters" →