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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James L Maher Center Charity Spotlight

Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? The James L. Maher Center works year round to support individuals with developmental disabilities. This organization is especially close to heart here at Car Donation Wizard.

James L. Maher Center

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Founded in 1953, the James L. Maher Center fosters independence and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. They help connect individuals with meaningful employment and celebrate the work of Americans with disabilities.

The Center started humbly with 13 families who wanted to provide a group home and day programs for their daughters and sons. Today? The Centers serves around 300 families in Newport and Bristol counties, and runs 11 group homes, and provides over 2,000 rides weekly.

Although the Center has grown immensely, their mission has not altered. They strive to “support individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them to increase their independence, self-esteem, productivity, integration, and participation with their local communities.”

This support takes many forms, including employment opportunities, day programs for about 150 individuals, transportation, and recreation. The Maher Center helps participants stay active, social, and helps foster a special sense of community.

We are proud to work with the James L. Maher Center for car donations and beyond. Two of our amazing team members, Frank and John, joined us through the Maher Center!

We also participate in their Blossoms program, where fresh blooms vases are delivered weekly to our office for a nominal fee, which can brighten the gloomiest workday.

If you want to help support the incredible work of the James L. Maher Center, we make it easy.

If you donate your car through Car Donation Wizard, between 75-80% of the gross proceeds will go directly to the Maher Center. This helps support their 11 group homes, their transportation fleet, and personalized training and support for all participants.

Give us a call at (877) 215-0227 or visit our website, and help support a great cause that’s close to heart and close to home!

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Arthritis Foundation Charity Spotlight

Raise your hand — slowly! — if you or anyone you know is familiar with arthritis. Slowly lower it, and get comfortable. You’re about to learn about an organization fighting arthritis, and the surprising way that you can help (hint: Arthritis Foundation car donation).

Arthritis affects 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States. That’s 1 in 4 adults! Odds are, you know someone experiencing the pain of arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation

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Also known as the Champion of Yes, the Arthritis Foundation leads the fight against arthritis. They work in a couple distinct ways, which include political advocacy, scientific research, and help and support.

Their advocacy in 2017 helped pass 17 new laws that make life easier for those with arthritis, especially when it comes to access to medical care and treatment. Arthritis is the number 1 cause of disability in the US, the Arthritis Foundation fights to ensure people living with the disease receive the necessary benefits.

Juvenile arthritis has its own set of complications, and the Arthritis Foundation doesn’t just care for and empower youths but also cares for families and communities as well.

The Arthritis Foundation offers 137 local programs across 45 states and has 26 major research projects worth over $30 million. Their efforts have a significant effect on millions of Americans, but they do need your support.

Arthritis Foundation Car Donation

A great way to show your support? You guessed it: an Arthritis Foundation car donation!

At Car Donation Wizard, we make vehicle donations easy. All you need to do is visit our website or reach us by phone at (800) 905-4931. We can get you started, and your car will be picked up in no time. Your car will be sold at auction, and we will send you a tax receipt.

Between 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale go directly to the Arthritis Foundation, and will support the closest office to you.

There’s nothing to lose, and so much to gain when you show support with an Arthritis Foundation car donation!

 

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World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. This day was created by the World Health Organization, to raise awareness about mental illness.

This year, the main focus is on “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.”

According to the WHO, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14. The world is changing quickly, and the World Health Organization realizes that the way we view and treat mental illness needs to change, as well.

Stigma around mental health issues can prevent individuals from seeking treatment, or from sharing their feelings with those around them. One in five American adults experiences mental illness in their lifetime.

WHO wants to change the way we perceive, discuss, treat, and even prevent mental illness by focusing on the youth.NAMI

NAMI

We are proud to work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI). They are a national organization that focuses on grassroots organization. Why? To ensure local voices of people living with mental illnesses are the focus.

When you donate your car to NAMI, the benefit will stay local, and therefore help uplift your own community.

In honor of World Mental Health Day, consider donating your vehicle to NAMI. We keep the process simple, and between 75-80% of the proceeds will go to support your local branch of NAMI.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 877-215-0227.

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1975 Chevrolet Chevelle donated to North Shore Animal League

It’s not every day that someone donates a spicy red convertible, but we love to share when it does! Today’s vehicle spotlight is on a classic ’75 Chevrolet Chevelle, donated to the North Shore Animal League. Keep reading to learn some neat facts about this vintage car, and see how easy it is to make a North Shore Animal League car donation!

1975 Chevrolet Chevelle

If you know muscle cars, you know the Chevelle. Does this model look familiar? It’s probable that you’ve seen it in one of the 1,600 appearances on film and television! Notably, the Chevelle stars in the Fast and Furious franchise!

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The decade of production spread out over 10 cities across the US and Canada. If the body looks familiar to you, you might be noticing that the Chevelle shares a frame with the Monte Carlo and El Camino.

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This shiny muscle car is over 40 years old, but you wouldn’t guess it from the odometer! At the time of donation, the mileage clocked in under 5,000. The pristine condition of this car helped at auction, and this wound up raising quite a bit of money as a North Shore Animal League car donation!

North Shore Animal League

The North Shore Animal League is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue organization.

Since 1944, they’ve saved over 1,000,000 animals’ lives!

They don’t just help animals, but coordinate educational outreach programs, working with schools and libraries to help connect kids with animals, teaching critical skills including emotional intelligence. Over 3,000,000 students have been involved in their educational programs!

North Shore Animal League is an amazing charity, and they can’t do it all alone…

Do you want to help the North Shore Animal League and the incredible charitable work they do? Did you know that they accept car donations?

The process to donate your car is incredibly quick and easy. Simply call in at 800-752-6462 or visit our vehicle donation page to get started!

We will tow your car away for free, and on average, 75-80% will go directly to the North Shore Animal League! Even better, your donation is tax deductible!

Even if you don’t have a flashy muscle car, every donation helps the North Shore Animal League to help the animals that need it.

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