Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, June 18, 2013
National Picnic Day is Tuesday, June 18, and since World Environment Day was just on June 5, we want to provide you with information needed in order to have a sustainable picnic on National Picnic Day. Going green is very important at Wheels For Wishes, and the mission of this year’s World Environment Day is to reduce food waste. It’s easy to have a fun, family picnic, while making sure that you don’t waste any food!
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, June 14, 2013
It’s time to get out your flags and show your American pride for Flag Day and National Flag Week! June 14 is National Flag Day and you can show your American pride by displaying the American flag on your home. You will also see the flag proudly displayed on all government buildings during the week of June 14. You may even hear of a parade in your city or other events that will honor the American flag.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, June 10, 2013
With Mother’s Day in the past and summer quickly approaching us, it can only mean that Father’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re a dad or you’re looking to show some love for your own dad, we have some ideas that can help to make it a day to remember. Show Dad your appreciation with some of our ideas for having a special Father’s day with the whole family!
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, June 6, 2013
With Tropical Storm Andrea bearing down on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and potentially carving a path of rain and high winds through Georgia, the Carolinas and up the Atlantic Coast, it’s a timely reminder that it is officially Hurricane Season.
Hurricane Season runs from June 1 to November 30, and according to experts from Colorado State University, this season is being forecast to be “potentially hyperactive” with 18 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes.
It’s important to remember that a hurricane doesn’t just mean strong winds and heavy, soaking rainfall. There’s a potentially dangerous storm surge, inland flooding, tornadoes and rip currents. Knowing what you’re up against is key to keeping you and your family safe.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, June 3, 2013
The environment needs our help, and World Environment Day is an important day to recognize what we can do to protect the world we live in. Since 1972, World Environment Day has been a popular celebration throughout the whole world. People of all ages are encouraged to get involved to make our world a cleaner and greener place to live. It’s an excellent time to get the whole family involved and to teach children the importance of living green.
Whether you choose to tackle city-wide cleaning on June 5, or you practice more sustainable ways of living for you and your family, World Environment Day is the perfect day for you to kick start your new green routine.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, May 30, 2013
Recycling is fun and full of benefits for creating a greener world. It’s easy to do, and it’s one minor change in your routine that can help to change the world for the better.
At Wheels For Wishes, we practice recycling every day, with every donation we take in. Our vehicle donation program accepts donated cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, or boats, and helps turn them into wishes for local children. Earned proceeds from auctioning or recycling automobiles benefit Make-A-Wish. Not only does a donated vehicle help to grant a wish for a local child, but a donated automobile can also be recycled and reused to create new vehicles.
Recycling is fun, so switch up your daily routine and start sorting your recyclables. During your spring cleaning and organizing, consider starting your recycling routine with a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, May 20, 2013
Memorial Day is a special day to honor those who have passed away while serving in the United States Armed Forces. These brave individuals fought to keep our country safe and are honored each year on the last Monday of May.
Because Wheels For Wishes encourages giving back to the community and thanking the many people who serve us, we have plenty of ideas for giving back on Memorial Day! If you have other ideas of your own, we would love to hear them on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, May 14, 2013
Since before the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, the Merchant Marines – civilians – have defended the freedom of the United States since 1775, and who executed the largest sealift ever during World War II. Observance of National Maritime Day on May 22 also honors the maritime industry and the benefits it brings Americans in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, and recreational opportunities.
According to President Barack Obama’s proclamation for the 2012 National Maritime Day, the Merchant Marines have “Strengthened our economy and our security in times of calm and conflict, connecting our service members to the supplies they need and transporting our exports into the global marketplace. On National Maritime Day, we pay tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed on our waterways and around the world.”