Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, April 22, 2014
Teaching children the importance of keeping the Earth green and healthy is important for the future of the world. Earth Day is a special celebration which promotes green tips and sustainable living. Earth day is celebrated April 22, and became an official United States Holiday in 1970. On the very first Earth Day, more than 20 million people gathered in the streets to protest the industrial revolution. Since then, April 22 has marked a day when families come together to collect garbage, plant trees, clean up beaches, teach one another about living green and sign petitions to promote a better future for the planet. Since 1990, the holiday has been recognized worldwide. Huge projects take place each year, including a 100,000 person bike ride on Earth Day in 2012 in China, and more than 28 million trees being planted in Afghanistan on Earth Day in 2011.
There are plenty of ways to promote Earth Day and teach your children about the importance of protecting the planet. Many families will plant a tree in their yard for each child and watch them grow along with their children. One of our favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day here at Wheels For Wishes is by making Worms In Dirt!
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, April 17, 2014
Make-A-Wish World Wish Day is April 29, and there are plenty of ways for you to get involved and make wishes come true, with car donation among one of the easiest and most beneficial. When you donate a vehicle to car donation charities such as Wheels For Wishes, you can help to grant the wishes of children all over the United States. Wheels For Wishes works with Make-A-Wish chapters around the country and vehicle donations can be picked up or towed away nearly anywhere. Find your local chapter and donate a car today.
Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, April 15, 2014
Posted by: Car DonationSunday, April 13, 2014
On April 13 we will celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers and authors of the Declaration of Independence. He believed, like many of us, that the right attitude can make all of the difference in life. He is quoted as saying: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” Here at Wheels For Wishes, we believe that the wishes granted through Make-A-Wish can help change a child’s outlook and positively affect their treatment. That is why we are so passionate about our car donation charity. Whenever you choose to donate your car, you are also choosing to help a child with a life-threatening medical condition! This can help change a child’s life through the granting of a wish.
Jefferson knew a lot about working toward a goal and the influence a positive attitude can have toward achieving that goal. He is still remembered today as one of the most important historical figures in American history. We have gathered some facts about Jefferson that will help you to better understand our famous founding father.
Posted by: Car DonationSaturday, April 12, 2014
April and May are big months for Walk For Wishes events, and the best part about the walks are that they help to grant wishes for kids in your community. Many Make-A-Wish chapters have Walk For Wishes events, so when you walk for your local Make-A-Wish chapter, you can help grant wishes wherever you live.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, April 10, 2014
With the help of Make-A-Wish, wishes come true all over the United States. Whether you live in Montana, Hawaii, or in the Mid-South regions of Arkansas, northern Mississippi, or western Tennessee, you can help to make wishes come true when you donate a car. Wheels For Wishes benefits Make-A-Wish and helps to grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. However, if you don’t have a vehicle to donate at this time, there are still other ways to help out!
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, April 10, 2014
The American Cancer Society National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week takes place this year April 14-20. Although these cancers are most common with smokers and tobacco users, anyone can be effected by oral, head and neck cancer. Human papilloma virus (HPV) has also been associated with a higher risk for mouth and throat cancer – resulting in cancer of the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, thyroid glands, salivary glands, throat or larynx. More than 100,000 cases of oral, head and neck cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year. Early detection and understanding of the medical condition are the best ways to prevent and treat these types of cancer.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, April 7, 2014
Cancer can happen to people of all ages, children and young adults included. The week of April 7-13 is meant to spread awareness about different types of cancers in young adults. National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week was launched in 2003 by Vital Options International and takes place annually on the first Monday in April and lasts for one full week. This year, consider donating a car to charity to benefit young adults with life-threatening medical conditions. Your donation benefits Make-A-Wish and could grant a wish for a child up to the age of 18.