Canada’s Pride

Celebrate this year's Pride by donating to the cause you love!

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Donate a Car Canada | Our Team

Donate a Car Canada

Donate a Car Canada is a team of determined, funny, and feisty people! Icy roads and speed bumps are no match for this crew. Sickness? It's nothin'! We will hit the ditch in our efforts to take care of each other. No telling what we will do to tend our donors!

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Elections Canada | Fall 2021

Elections Canada. What is this like for you to consider right now? We're close to marking our "X"...and we all have some thoughts about that!

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Wisdom in Troubled Times

Wisdom is never violent: where wisdom reigns there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.

Carl Jung

But, I'm right!

Wisdom

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.

Paying It Forward – Janice Makes it Happen for the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation

Alberta Institute for Wildlife ConservationOn any given day, Janice would jump out of bed and get to the water with her kayak. If she had company join her at Eagle Lake, the canoe got wet too. The awe-inspiring sunrises while she watched the birds were nothing less than spectacular. That's the kind of living most of us dream about. Continue reading "Paying It Forward – Janice Makes it Happen for the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation" →

Over $20,000 to Prostate Cancer Canada

For anyone who participated in the excitement of the 2003 Mercedes donated Prostate Cancera 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" →

A Man, A Mercedes and A-wareness: Prostate Cancer Canada

  Prostate Cancer CanadaLet’s face it. Sometimes life can be so incredibly hard. One day you wake up with the world at your fingertips and then you get dealt a blow, one you think only happens to others. That’s exactly what happened to one of our generous donors. Life was good, business was great and then boom. A scheduled trip to the doctor turned into a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and the story goes from there. Continue reading "A Man, A Mercedes and A-wareness: Prostate Cancer Canada" →

Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 11th if you weren't 100% sure).Mother's DayWhat do you do to honour yours, if you're able? It can really be a challenge. How do we make it a meaningful celebration without completely supporting the extensive commercialism that surrounds it? Continue reading "Mother’s Day" →