World Braille Day

mozToday, January 4, marks the worldwide celebration of Braille Day! This date is actually the birthday of Louis Braille, who invented this wonderful system of reading and writing. Continue reading for the history of Braille, and how you can support the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany!

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

Louis Braille lost his vision after a childhood accident but remained a determined scholar. In 1824, at the age of 15, he created a system of reading and writing that uses raised dots in lieu of flat writing. His inspiration was a captain in Napoleon’s army, Charles Barbier. The army used a communication code called Night Writing, which Charles further developed and expanded.

From a young age, Louis changed the present and future of those with blindness or who are visually impaired. By 1916, Braille made its way to schools across the US, and has continued to grow. Even if you cannot read Braille, you’ve likely noticed it on signs, elevators, and ATMs.

The presence of Braille in the world today allows people with blindness to move more freely in the world. Braille encourages a greater degree of independence and accessibility.

Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

Here at Car Donation Wizard, we are proud to work with the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, a nonprofit founded in 1908. Their mission statement is simple. They assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired achieve independence and growth. They offer employment training and placement, rehabilitation services, and free vision screening to children.

If you’re inspired by the wonderful mission of the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany, you can support them through a vehicle donation! Simply visit our website or give us a call at (877) 215-0227 to begin the donation process. You can get rid of your old car, get a tax receipt, and help make a better world for people with blindness.

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International Volunteer Day

December 5th is the global observation of International Volunteer Day.

According to the UN, who mandated this day, it is “a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work”.

The United Nations coordinates a volunteers program that mobilizes thousands of volunteers worldwide. Even if you aren’t physically able to volunteer with the United Nations, they also have an online volunteering service!

In our office, we are currently in the midst of a Stockings for Soldiers drive, where we are coming together to support our troops overseas. We are bringing in candies, stockings, and non-perishable food to send to soldiers from our area in New England. It can mean a lot to have access to special treats from home that aren’t available anywhere else, like Coffeemilk syrup or Boston baked beans.

We also help support the US Fund for UNICEF through vehicle donations every day.

UNICEF is the United Nation’s Children’s Fund, a nonprofit that supports children worldwide.  This organization is committed to protecting the most vulnerable children around the globe.

They are active in over 190 countries and territories to protect children who are often unable to protect themselves. They focus on critical, lifesaving initiatives including vaccination and distribution of medicine, emergency relief, providing soap and clean water, and fighting child trafficking.

UNICEF has helped eliminate polio completely in 122 countries since 1988. It is difficult to quantify the reduction in human suffering through their valiant efforts. It is easy to quantify their excellent use of funds, though: 88.4% of every dollar donated goes directly to aid the children who need it.

We make it easy, all you need to do is visit our website or call at 1-855-487-3863. A U.S. Fund for UNICEF car donation can change a child’s life.

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Celebrate World Kindness Day!

Happy World Kindness Day! Here at Car Donation Wizard, we care about making the world a better place. That’s why we work so hard to give our charities the highest returns from vehicle donations! It is easy to spread kindness, you can even help by donating your car!

World Kindness Day

This special day occurs every year on November 13th and started in 1998. This is the brainchild of the World Kindness Movement. They are comprised of several NGOs across the world who recognize the incredible value of this simple ideal.

Many countries observe this day, including Canada, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Australia, Italy, and India, Around the globe, people are centering kindness to make the world a brighter and friendlier place.

It is often easier to be dismissive than to be kind, but kindness is the first step in recognizing and honoring the humanity of those around us. An act of kindness can swing a bad day into a positive one, and help provide hope and contentment.

It feels good to share joy and to spread kindness. And – it’s easy! Consider these 7 easy ways to celebrate today, courtesy of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

 

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Image from randomactsofkindness.org

Do you want to do even more? Consider donating your car, or donating your motorcycle, or donating your boat! Do a kindness to your neighbors but donating that unsightly junk car. Even better, you’ll be helping out those in need, from animals to children to veterans.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This time of year is good for more than just candy and pumpkin carving, it’s also a major fundraiser for UNICEF! You might be familiar with the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, but do you know about making a UNICEF car donation? Find out this unexpected way you can support this incredible charity!

The Trick-or-Treat UNICEF started in 1950 when a small group of thoughtful children went trick or treating looking not for candy, but coins for children in need overseas. The first year, they raised a total of $17. Since that first Halloween, participants have raised almost $177 million dollars for children worldwide.

If you see any pint-size trick or treaters out tonight with orange boxes, know that they are doing their part to make a global difference!

A donation of 50 cents can provide a packet of therapeutic food for a malnourished child. Donating $1 can provide a polio vaccine. A donation of $2 can provide 10 bars of soap that help keep kids clean and healthy. It doesn’t take much to make a difference, and donations of all sizes add up to make a life-saving difference.

Learn more about this program through the following video:


If you’re inspired by the fantastic work of UNICEF, consider donating your vehicle to further the cause. Your UNICEF car donation will be simple and quick and can be started over the phone by calling  1-855-487-3863 or by visiting our website.

Your car donation will be towed away promptly, and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction. Even better, UNICEF will receive between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned from your vehicle’s auction. All treat, no trick!

Support UNICEF through their Trick-or-Treat program today, and make a lasting impact with a vehicle donation.

 

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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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