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December 17, 2012
Used Car Donation Is The Ultimate Green Gift

There is no question that used car donation is beneficial in many different ways. Not only does it get you a great tax deduction at tax time, but when you donate a car to charity, you are also recycling your car, which makes it a smart and eco-friendly option! 

It’s easy and resourceful to donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.  We try to get the most out of every vehicle before recycling it, but if the vehicle can’t be auctioned off for a new family to drive, all of its parts will be reused—even the bumper, doors, engine, and transmission. When a car is recycled, no part goes to waste and every single piece of the car is put to use.

Donating a car makes for a better world, and when you donate your old car, you can personally get involved in making the world a cleaner place. Used car donation is beneficial to you, the earth, and a local child. When you donate a car to charity, you are turning your old car into a wish for a local child.

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November 20, 2012
Thanksgiving Is A Time To Say Thanks For What You Have And Give To Those In Need

When you gather with family and friends to give thanks this Thursday, imagine a smiling child receiving the news that they are going to have their wish granted. When this happens, a child can do whatever they dream of doing, whether it’s meet their favorite role model, see their favorite sports team, visit a theme park, or travel to any part of the world. This is the kind of news that could truly give a child something to be thankful for this year—they will receive the gift of hope, strength, and joy, and it could be all because of you.

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November 5, 2012
Benefit Make-A-Wish This Christmas Just By Writing A Letter To Santa

Beginning November 6th and going through December 31st, 2012, kids and adults from all over the country can write their letters to Santa while also making dreams come true at the same time. It really is that easy to make wishes come true, and it allows you to participate in a fun tradition that everyone loves. Writing your letter to Santa ensures that a child’s wish will be granted this Christmas and it's something you will be glad about participating in. Your own wishes can help Make-A-Wish grant wishes for kids all over the country this Christmas season.

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October 23, 2012
Ten Reasons To Donate Your Car Before The Snow Comes

The weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter. If you live in one of the snowy states, you may be dreading the change in seasons, especially if you still have your old, broken down car sitting in your driveway. Plus, it's almost the end of the year and you don't want to miss out on your end of the year tax deduction!

We’ll give you ten reasons to donate that old car before the snow comes. So listen up, you might want to give us a call to donate your car today! We’ll be ready for you if you do!

For more information on donating your car, check out our 2012 Donate Car To Charity Guide.

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October 9, 2012
Macy's Thanks For Sharing Program To Benefit Make-A-Wish

One of the best things you can do this time of the year, besides car donation, is find as many ways as possible to help local charities. With the holidays just around the corner, Wheels For Wishes is working harder than ever to make sure wishes are granted. Our vehicle donation program is always a great way help grant wishes, but you can also let your holiday shopping benefit local kids as well.

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September 22, 2012
September is Make-A-Wish Month at Cold Stone Creamery!

Did you know that during the month of September, you have a perfectly good reason to eat ice cream? We will even give you permission to indulge more than once, so take advantage of this awesome opportunity! Set those diet plans aside and go wild for your favorite sweet treat to help support Make-A-Wish!

Throughout the whole month of September, Cold Stone Creamery is working to make wishes come true for children all over the world. Cold Stone is accepting donations that go toward helping Make-A-Wish, so you just need to head into your local Cold Stone Creamery and purchase a Make-A-Wish paper star for just $1! It’s a win-win! You get to have ice cream, AND you’re helping a child’s wish come true. Plus, if you really want to push your diet plans off for a few more weeks, it’s a perfectly good reason to!

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August 27, 2012
Benefits of Donating Your Car to a Charity Car Donation Program

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Trying to decide what to do with your old vehicle can be a hard decision. You have many options: selling, trading, or donating it. We may be partial to the program, but here are a few of the many benefits to donating your car.

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August 9, 2012
Awesome Wheels for Wishes Donations

Since Wheels for Wishes accepted it’s first car donation almost ten years ago, we have seen some pretty interesting things called in to our call and donation center. We stand by our slogan of accepting all types of vehicles. Take a look at some of our craziest, and definitely favorite, donations!

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July 30, 2012
7 Things To Do With Time Saved By Donating Your Car

If you are one of the smart cookies who went online and with a click of the mouse donated your old vehicle instead of selling it, you must have some spare time on your hands. You no longer will have to deal with placing ads, taking phone calls, or meeting with potential buyers. Here are some of the things you now have time for!

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May 9, 2012
What You Didn't Know About Car Donation and Recycling

Auto Recycling Saves Lives:

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We may be biased, but we think that donating a car is an incredible act. Not only do donors get a 100% tax deduction and the perks of a hassle-free pick up, but also the proceeds can help change the medical outcome of a child with a critical illness​.

89 percent of medical professionals surveyed said that the introduction of a wish experience into a child's life has the ability to improve not just mental, emotion, and psychological well-being, but physical health!

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April 2, 2012
5 Facts You Didn't Know About Giving


You may be thinking about donating your car or have already called in your vehicle donation and noticed an extra pep in your step. It could be from the sunny weather outside or the cheer you feel after hearing your favorite song on the radio, however science has shown that the act of giving chemically affects your hormones and improves your mood. When you give to others, your body releases endorphins that can lift your spirits.

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March 28, 2012
8 Things To Do With Your Tax Deduction Savings From Your Car Donation

You have donated your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, claimed the deduction on your taxes, and now you have some extra cash in your pocket to spend. Here are some great ideas of what to do with the extra money you now have in your bank account.

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February 20, 2012
Choosing A Place To Donate Your Car

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We know when choosing a place to donate your car, you have a lot of options. A simple Google search of "car donation" inundates you with over 56 million results. There are several reasons one may donate a vehicle, but the best motif is the positive impact your donation can have in your local community. It is a competitive industry and we want to make sure you are picking the right organization for your vehicle dollars.

The most important piece of advice is to do your research. Many of the vehicle donation programs advertise broadly as being "for kids" or for "a cause", so take the time to look into where exactly your donation is going. If they are going to kids, in what context does it support children, and is it a certain demographic of children, or all children? If it is a donation to "a cause", what cause? If you find yourself having to dig around just to get to the bottom of what the charity you are supporting may be, ask yourself if this is the type of organization to which you want to give your donation.

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CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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