World Food Day

Happy World Food Day! October 16th is World Food Day, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

What is World Food Day? Its a day to raise awareness about hunger, and help move towards #ZeroHunger.

Every year, events are organized in 130 countries all over the world. These events range from marathons and hunger marches to exhibitions and concerts.

The Food and Agriculture Organization offers some easy tips on how to be more food sustainable in your everyday life!

  • Don’t waste food
  • Produce more, with less
  • Adopt a more healthy and sustainable diet
  • Advocate for #ZeroHunger

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At Car Donation Wizard, we partner with charities that fight hunger on the front lines. We work with local organizations including the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, We Share Hope, and the Alameda County Community Food Bank. These charities work locally to end hunger in their communities.

We also work with international and global hunger relief programs, including Feed the Children, US Fund for UNICEF, and NPH USA.

To donate a car for hunger relief and help us move closer to #ZeroHunger, visit our website or give us a call at (877) 215-0227.

 

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National Name Your Car Day!

Happy National Name Your Car Day!

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Don’t be shy about naming your car, it turns out that 42% of drivers name their car! This data comes from a 2018 National Name your Car Day Survey, commissioned by the GM BuyPower card.

The most common names for cars are Betty and Betsy! 6% of all respondents had named their vehicles one of those two names.

This one wasn’t in the survey, but the best car name I’ve ever heard was a friend’s old Buick, lovingly named Simon and Carfunkel.

At least 66%of all cars are at least 5 years old, and over 60% of drivers would like to buy or lease a new car in the next 3 years.

If you’re not sure what to do with your Betty, Betsy, or Carfunkel once you upgrade your vehicle, we can help! Donating your car to charity is a great way to support the charities you love the most, and it’s easier to part with a friend if you know their future is good.

If you have any questions, check out our website or give us a call at 877-215-0227!

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

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It’s the unofficial end of summer today, during the last long weekend of the warmest season. Summer’s unofficial bookends are Memorial Day and Labor Day. The season technically starts on June 21, and ends September 22, but it’s hard to feel like it’s still summer once school starts up again.

It makes sense that Labor Day signals rest and relaxation. The holiday was created by the Labor movement, and first celebrated in 1882.  This day celebrates the labor of workers who helped build this country. In 1890, the standard manufacturing worker logged 100 hours every week! Comparatively, today’s standard 40 full-time hour week seems like a breeze!

Thanks to the efforts of labor organizers, we see the standardized workweek, the introduction of the weekend, and the first Monday in September off!

Labor Day usually signals the start of back-to-school as summer winds down. Common celebrations include barbeques and parades, although my favorite way to celebrate is with a glass of lemonade and that book I’ve been too busy to read.

 

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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day commemorates a terrorist attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad on August 19, 2003. In 2008, the General Assembly marked August 19 as an annual remembrance.

The day is a celebration for the aid workers around the world. These brave people put their lives on the line to support their fellow humans.

This year’s campaign is #NotATarget. Armed conflict doesn’t just affect soldiers. Entire countries and regions bear the social, physical, and environmental burden.

Who is #NotATarget? Civilians, for one, as well as aid workers. This hashtag brings attention to civilians hurt by war and humanitarians who bring aid. Because these activists are directly helping civilians, they risk becoming targets.

Below, watch the UN Secretary-General António Guterres explain the reason for this year’s focus:

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, consider donating your vehicle, boat, RV, or motorcycle to US fund for UNICEF. Help support the UN and their humanitarian efforts.

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Happy Friendship Day!

Today, August 5th is National Friendship Day!

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What is Friendship Day? It was started in 1919 by Hallmark as a way for friends to celebrate one another with cards and gifts, a platonic Valentine’s Day of sorts.

The event petered out by the 1940s until a well-known honey-loving bear was given the honorific “Ambassador of Friendship” in 1998! You guessed it, cuddly icon Winnie the Pooh has a title from the United Nations!

Nowadays, this holiday is celebrated with gifts and quality time, with appreciation and kind words. I plan to celebrate at the beach with friends, enjoying the last few weeks of summer – no splashing on Friendship Day!

The official date for Friendship Day in the United States is August 5th, but the UN marks it as July 30th. Other countries don’t have a specific date but annually celebrate on the first Sunday in August.

How do you celebrate with your friends? Whether with a card, a beach day, or an adventure through Hundred Acre Wood, spend today letting your loved ones know how important they are to you.

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