Posted by: Car DonationFriday, December 6, 2013
The year may be coming to an end, but there is still time to make your car donation to Wheels For Wishes and receive your end of the year tax deduction. If you make your car, truck, SUV, ATV, boat, RV or motorcycle donation to Wheels For Wishes by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, your tax deduction will count toward your 2013 taxes.
Now is the perfect time to donate to Wheels For Wishes. With the coldest months of the season still ahead of us, now is the time to unload that unwanted vehicle. Trying to maintain a vehicle in cooler temperatures can be difficult – and trying to sell a vehicle can be a giant hassle. You can avoid these headaches by making a donation today!
Making a car donation is as easy as calling 1-877-431-9474 or filling out a car donation form online and can impact the lives of children throughout the United States. Your donation stays local; Minneapolis, Dallas or Tallahassee, your car donation helps children in your community no matter where you live. Check out our 2013 Guide To Donating Your Car To Charity to see how easy it really is to donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, December 5, 2013
We’ve already started hearing holiday music on the radio, we’ve eaten to our heart’s content on Thanksgiving and even survived Black Friday – the next step before the holidays officially arrive is seeing all of our favorite holiday movies on television. Everyone has a favorite holiday movie to watch with their family – whether it’s a heart-warming story about a Grinch who saved Christmas, or the story of a boy who really wanted that Red Ryder BB Gun, there is a movie for everyone!
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, November 22, 2013
It’s November, which means before you know it, Thanksgiving Day will be here. While we all like spending time with family, watching parades, football and of course, feasting on a great meal, the day after Thanksgiving is another day that people look forward to. The Friday after Thanksgiving Day has become more commonly known as “Black Friday,” the start of the holiday shopping season.
This year is different for a couple reasons. Hanukkah is earlier this year than most years – it begins the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27 and converges with Thanksgiving for the first time since 1888. According to one calculation, that won’t happen again for more than 77,000 years. The other reason that it’s different is that Thanksgiving is at its latest possible date this year. So instead of having more than a month between Thanksgiving 2013 and Christmas Day, there are only 27 days this year.
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, November 22, 2013
Thanksgiving was originally a day for farmers and communities to give thanks for the harvest at the end of the fall growing season. Now, most people use a more broad approach to Thanksgiving, recognizing everything in their lives they have to be thankful for. Surrounded by family and food along with some much appreciated time off from work, there are always plenty of things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.Thanksgiving is a great time to look back upon your blessings throughout the year, but it is also a great time to gaze forward and find ways you can give back to the community. Even if you have very little, there is always something you can do to build up the people around you. You can volunteer at the local food shelf, read to the elderly, tutor young children or just walk animals at the shelter. Nonprofit and charitable organizations are desperate for volunteers this time of year – with the holiday season beginning there are more opportunities than ever to give back. Even a little help can go a long way for these organizations when everyone comes together toward a common goal. Here are five great ways to give back to your community this Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, November 21, 2013
At Wheels For Wishes we try to make the vehicle donation process as easy as possible, but we understand that making a car donation can be confusing – especially if this is your first time. For your convenience, we have put together a list of answers to commonly asked questions regarding car donation.
If you still have questions after looking through this list, check out our 2013 Donate A Car To Charity Guide, or give us a call at 1-877-431-9474. Customer service representatives are waiting to answer all of your questions and help you with the donation process.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, November 18, 2013
What better way is there to give thanks for all you have received this year than giving back to your community this holiday season? There are opportunities to volunteer all year long, but these opportunities come to a climax during the fall and winter holiday season from Nov. 20 to Jan. 5. Celebrate your holidays by giving back to the community this season!
Whether you are looking to serve food to the homeless during Thanksgiving, pass out presents at your holiday gathering or just pet cats and walk dogs this holiday season, there is something for everyone. Volunteer Match is a great resource for finding a place to volunteer. You can narrow your search for places that are looking for volunteers by searching for opportunities that match your interests and location. Choose the best nonprofit for you from the results of your search.
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, November 15, 2013
When you think of your favorite day in November you are probably thinking of Thanksgiving, but what about Family Volunteer Day? Volunteering can be one of the most rewarding activities for a family to do together. It allows children the opportunity to learn about empathy and gives adults the opportunity to serve others. While acknowledging all of the things you are thankful for this November, consider giving back to the community by volunteering.
National Family Volunteer Day is Saturday, Nov. 16. It is a day to thank those volunteers who dedicate their time to helping others, but it is also a day to get involved in your community. Every contribution counts. If you have been unsure about volunteering in the past, take the plunge this Family Volunteer Day and find out why so many people can’t stop giving back to their community.
Nonprofits like Make-A-Wish, your local food shelf or the Humane Society rely on the work and contributions of volunteers. They provide an important service to the community and are constantly looking for new people to help with the events they have planned. Getting involved is usually fairly easy – as easy as making a phone call and filling out a short form. Maybe you and your family can only help one day a month, maybe it will just be a one-time deal – your help will be appreciated no matter how much you give.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, November 11, 2013
If you want to play a part in keeping America beautiful, recycling is a great way to start! If you need a little motivation in order to make that happen, let America Recycles Day be the day that you kick start your recycling habits and start giving your garbage a second chance. The next time you’re about to throw something away, ask yourself if it could serve another purpose and let it be reused or recycled instead!