Posted by: Car DonationThursday, August 21, 2014
National Senior Citizens Day has been celebrated on Aug. 21 since 1988, when President Ronald Reagan declared it to be a national observance. The day is all about raising awareness for the economic, social, and health issues that affect seniors. It is also a great day to recognize the lifetime achievements of older adults and their contributions to their communities and society. In honor of this national observance, we’ve compiled a list of six great ways for you to give back to a senior citizen today.
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, August 15, 2014
It’s the time of the year for yard work, and maybe you have a summer’s worth of yard waste filling up bags in your garage. Or maybe you’re ready to take on a project before summer ends and you’re wondering where to recycle your yard waste. We can help. While recycling rules vary by city, recycling is incredibly beneficial to the environment and worth looking into!
Posted by: Car DonationWednesday, August 13, 2014
As summer comes to an end, you may find that the weeks have flown by too quickly for you to do everything you set out to do this summer. If one of your summer goals was to find a meaningful way to give back to your community, there’s still time and Wheels For Wishes is here to help. Through our auto donation program, we benefit Make-A-Wish and help them grant wishes for children who are facing life-threatening medical conditions. Donating is easy, hassle-free, and allows you to dispose of an unneeded vehicle while also giving back to your community!
How Does Donating A Car Help?
On average, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes. But even with that amazing rate, they aren’t able to reach every child waiting to have their wish granted. Donating your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes is a great way for you to help them reach more of these deserving children. When you donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or almost any other type of automobile, Wheels For Wishes turns it into wishes for children in your community.
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, August 8, 2014
With the costs of college, going green might be one of the easiest and most responsible ways to save money. College is a time for figuring out what you want to do and who you want to be, and it can also be a time to think about how you impact the environment. There are hundreds of ways to reduce your impact on the environment in your dorm room, and oftentimes these ways save you more money than making choices that aren’t eco-friendly. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of eight simple ways to lead an environmentally responsible lifestyle on campus.
Posted by: Car DonationWednesday, August 6, 2014
Late summer and early fall is a great time to get outside. In some parts of the country, it's the last chance to get out and enjoy the warm weather before winter comes. Plus you get to see some the beauty of fall with the leaves changing colors. For Make-A-Wish chapters across the country, it's an opportunity for one last Walk For Wishes fundraiser before winter.
In September and October there are six chapters hosting walks around the country and each offer an opportunity to help Make-A-Wish chapters reach their goals of helping a wish come true to a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, August 1, 2014
With all the tragic events happening across the world lately, it can help to step back and take a look at the good things that are happening too. At Wheels For Wishes, through our car donation program, we are committed to helping Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children facing life-threatening medical conditions. We also like to start off the month by sharing a few positive stories with our supporters, such as ESPN’s recent My Wish series. Below, these six stories from the past month are sure to bring a little sunshine to your day. We hope you enjoy them!
Posted by: Car DonationWednesday, July 30, 2014
Throughout the year, the chance to meet an athlete is one of the most highly wished-for experiences. Each year ESPN highlights a few of these wishes in the My Wish Series. These touching stories will warm your heart as you see how looking up to athletes has helped these kids through tough times in their lives. Read these stories to meet the kids and teens who were inspired by baseball, gymnastics, football and soccer athletes, and one day each had the wonderful chance to meet their role models.
Posted by: Car DonationSunday, July 27, 2014
Whereas Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrate Mom and Dad individually, Parents’ Day is a holiday for celebrating all the work they do together as a team. The day was established in 1994 to recognize, uplift, and support the role of parents in raising their children, according to the Congressional Resolution that made it a holiday. Today is the perfect day to do something special together as a family and say “thank you” to your parents for all the work they do! If you need ideas for the day, we’ve created a list of simple ways to spend a little extra time together today and celebrate family.