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June 28, 2015
Ready For A New Boat? Donate Your Old Boat First

Summer is just starting to pick up, which means trips to the lake are picking up as well. Hopefully you've got a shiny new boat at your dock. If your boat isn't so new and this will be the last season you'll be using it, you're probably looking at options for trading up to a bigger or better boat. If that’s your plan, there’s a much easier solution to selling or trading in a boat that you could get little-to-no money.

After investing time and energy into listing a boat and showing it off to potential buyers, it’s a huge disappointment when you are unable to sell it for the price you were hoping for. This can all change with boat donation.

Donate A Boat To Charity And Get A Tax Deduction

Instead of selling or trading in a boat, consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish. Wheels For Wishes is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and we can help turn your boat, old or new, into a wish for a local child in your area. Your boat will help grant a wish for a local child and also get you a great tax deduction, which could help you buy yourself a new boat in time for next spring.

When you think of donations, you tend to think that you’re giving something away but not getting much in return. When you donate a boat and trailer to charity, you are also getting a great tax deduction at tax time. Your 2015 tax deduction could go toward the purchase of a new boat and could be parked at your house just in time to take out next season.

We Take Boats In Almost Any Condition

We are happy to accept all different types of vehicles, whether they are cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, Jet Skis, or boats – as long as it has a trailer. Along with getting you the most out of your donation, our goal is to help your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

If you have questions regarding your boat donation, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will answer all of your questions! You can also check out our donation guide to find everything you need to know about donating a boat, car, truck, SUV, RV, or motorcycle.

Turn Your Old Boat Into New

Your used boat can easily be transformed into so much more when it’s donated to Wheels For Wishes. Not only does it save you time, money, and stress, but it also gets you a great tax deduction and helps grant wishes for a local child in your area. Sure, your boat can help purchase a new boat for yourself, but most importantly, you will feel great knowing that your boat helped to grant wishes for a local child. We make the most out of each and every donation. Even if you think your boat isn’t worth much, it can mean the world to a child.

If donated boats cannot be auctioned off to new owners, they are recycled and reused to build new boats, so you are also contributing to the green movement and helping to create jobs. Your old boat can become so much more!

When you are ready to donate your boat, please call us at [chapter_phone] or fill out our boat donation form. You will not regret donating your boat to a reputable and well-known charity that benefits your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

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June 24, 2015
Get Inspired At Batkid Begins, Opening This Weekend

You may have heard about the leukemia-beating 5-year-old, dubbed Batkid, who inspired hundreds of thousands of Twitter and Instagram users to cheer him on back in November 2013. Now's your chance to see the new film starring the Batkid himself! June 26 is the opening weekend of Batkid Begins in select theatres.

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June 22, 2015
Join Oyster - The Race To Grant Wishes For Make-A-Wish Colorado

On July 25, you won't want to miss the annual Oyster race taking place in downtown Denver. This urban adventure race features a new secret course each year, making it a fresh challenge each time. Whether you're on your own or with a team of friends, you'll have a blast biking, running, and walking through the city completing a series of obstacles, puzzles, and other challenges. Best of all, the event benefits Make-A-Wish Colorado and helps them grant more wishes for local kids. Register today to claim your spot!

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June 18, 2015
Four Fun Events To Benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois This Summer

This summer, there are a few great opportunities to benefit Make-A-Wish Illinois. If you have an unwanted vehicle that you no longer want or need, vehicle donation might be the perfect opportunity for you to help Make-A-Wish Illinois. Not only is vehicle donation green and eco-friendly, but it also helps to fund wishes for kids living in areas like Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Joliet, Rockford, East Saint Louis, and Aurora. Vehicle donation also gets you a great tax deduction, plus free pick up or towing of your vehicle. 

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June 17, 2015
Walk For Wishes Or Donate Your Car To Benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Are you looking for ways to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana this summer? If you are, we have plenty of opportunities for you to help make wishes come true for kids in areas like Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Louisville and Lexington. You can donate your car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, or participate in one of three upcoming Walk For Wishes events taking place in Columbus, Indianapolis, and Cleveland. 

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June 14, 2015
Donate A Car This June To Support Make-A-Wish

June 21 is officially the first day of summer, and car repairs are the last thing you want to deal with when the sun is shining and the temperatures are rising. With many fun summer events right around the corner, you’ll want a reliable vehicle to get you around on the days where you can’t walk or bike to your destination. If you’re ready to upgrade your vehicle to a newer make or model, consider donating a car to our vehicle donation charity, Wheels For Wishes. 

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June 11, 2015
Help Wishes Bloom At Sunflowers For Wishes

If you're looking for a great way to help wishes come true for Connecticut children this summer, don't miss Sunflowers For Wishes this July. Now in its 12th year, Sunflowers For Wishes has raised nearly $1 million in donations. If you'd like a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers to brighten your home, be sure to stop by the Buttonwood Farm (473 Shetucket Turnpike) in Griswold July 18-26.

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June 9, 2015
Golf Or Ride To Grant Wishes In Iowa

This July, golfers and motorcyclists have three great opportunities to help grant wishes in Iowa. This July there are two Wish Upon A Par events and one Wish Ride that you can attend to benefit Make-A-Wish Iowa. Your attendance will help grant wishes in places like Des Moines, Davenport, Cedar Rapids and everywhere in between.

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June 8, 2015
7 Events Benefit Make-A-Wish South Dakota This July

If you're looking for a fun activity that helps a great cause this July, you have seven opportunities through Make-A-Wish South Dakota! With three golf events and several other happenings, there's something for everyone this summer. Get out your golf clubs, your motorcycle, or bring the family out to one of these events to help Make-A-Wish South Dakota grant more wishes to deserving kids this year.

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June 7, 2015
Celebrate Cancer Survivors This June

June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day, a day to celebrate people whose lives have been affected by cancer. People who have beaten cancer, those who have been just diagnosed, and their families and communities can all feel hope and inspiration by celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD).

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June 5, 2015
How To Take Action On World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) falls on June 5 of every year and is the biggest day for positive environmental action. Plus, it’s easy to get involved! There are plenty of activities to partake in around the world, and you can even register an event of your own. Help to encourage worldwide environmental awareness on WED and make a difference during this year’s theme of "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care." 

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May 31, 2015
Great Summer Reading For Your Kids

With summer vacation coming up quickly, it's time to start planning for family trips and hopefully more free time. If you have a road trip coming up, a good stack of books might be the best thing you pack to keep the kids busy. Tablets and e-readers can be great, but there's nothing like a real book. You don't have to worry about keeping batteries charged. Plus for camping, beach trips or days on the boat you don't want to risk the sand or water ruining your electronics.

Reading over the summer will keep your kids' reading skills sharp, all while keeping them entertained. That's why we've put together a great list of fun books your kids will love this summer.

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May 28, 2015
Donate A Car Using The Wheels For Wishes Car Donation Program

Are you looking to donate a car this summer? Then donate using our car donation program, Wheels For Wishes. Your donated vehicle benefits Make-A-Wish and helps to grant the wishes of children in your community who are battling critical illnesses. With the help of your car donation, Make-A-Wish is able to grant the wish of a new child every 38 minutes! 

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May 10, 2015
Ways To Show Your Appreciation On Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to come up with the perfect gift ideas to show your mother just how much she means to you. Whether your mother is into jewelry, arts and crafts, baking, or adventure, we’ve got you covered!

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May 9, 2015
Learn About Sun Safety This May

May is National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, the perfect time to learn more about sun safety. Approximately 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S., making it the most common type of cancer. There are several types of skin cancer, including Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Dysplastic Nevi, Melanoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Learn more about these specific types of skin cancer here.

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May 6, 2015
Great Ways To Celebrate The Nurses In Your Life This Week

Wednesday, May 6 is National Nurses Day, which kicks off the weeklong celebration of nurses, National Nurses Week, from May 6-12. If your life has been touched by a nurse or you have a nurse in the family, you know just how important nurses are in our lives. You can thank a nurse who's made a difference for you any day, but May 6 is an extra special day to show your gratitude!

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May 4, 2015
Start Your Summer With A June Walk For Wishes Event

During the month of June, you can get fit while enjoying the gorgeous June weather, and while helping to grant wishes at the same time! Make-A-Wish helps to grant the wish of a child with a critical illness every 38 minutes. When you participate in a local Walk for Wishes event, you can play a part in helping to make this possible. Make-A-Wish depends on generous donors, supporters, and volunteers to accomplish everything that they do for local children. 

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May 2, 2015
Hike The Trailblaze Challenge To Help Make-A-Wish South Carolina

Whether you're a novice or expert hiker, the Make-A-Wish South Carolina Trailblaze Challenge is a great way to help grant wishes while having a blast on the beautiful Foothills Trail. Make-A-Wish South Carolina hopes to grant more than 160 wishes this year, and you can help them reach that goal by taking on the Trailblaze Challenge.

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May 1, 2015
Tee It High, Let It Fly For Make-A-Wish In June

For most of the country, June is when it really starts warm up and feel like summer is truly near. Depending on where you live, you could be close to a golf outing that can help your local Make-A-Wish chapter.

Golf To Benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York

June 1, the Bellevue Country Club (1901 Glenwood Ave.), hosts the 28th Annual Onondaga Beverage Corporation Make-A-Wish Open. This tournament, which sells out each year, gives golfers the opportunity to make a big impact in the lives of deserving children throughout Central New York. The event offers food, drinks and fun on the golf course. This year, golfers have the option of either Team Best Ball or Captain & Crew formats. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. and the golfing starts with an 11:45 a.m. shotgun start.

The Nelcorp Make-A-Wish Open is held at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City (4010 Watson Boulevard) on June 8. The tournament provides golfers with the chance to make a difference in the lives of countless deserving children, while enjoying food, drinks and fun at the same time. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. The events sell out each year, so make your reservation by calling Make-A-Wish Central New York at 800-846-9474 or 315-475-9474.

Massachusetts and Rhodes Island Golf Events

The 23rd Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. on June 1 at the Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass. In addition to the joy of granting wishes, golfers will also enjoy playing on a course that is consistently listed in Golf Digest's "Top 100 Golf Courses." Participants will play in a play-your-own ball (or best ball) format, where each player plays his or her own ball. For more information, contact Katherine A. Layton at 617-367-9474.

The putting greens and the registration desk for the 2015 Make-A-Wish Golf Classic event open at 10 a.m. on June 8 at the Springfield Country Club. Following that, golfers will enjoy a luncheon before the shotgun start at noon. Please contact Peg Wheble or call 413-733-9474 for sponsorship or player opportunities.

Help Make-A-Wish Georgia

Make-A-Wish Georgia's 19th Annual Tournament of Wishes is at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro on June 8. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11. A reception for the golfers will start after the golfing concludes. The tournament day consists of a scramble format over 18 holes on two courses and an awards reception to follow. For more information, go to the event's website, or contact Kerry Milhaven at 770-916-9474 x.17.

Attend The 19th Annual Tournament Of Wishes

If you love to golf, register for the Make-A-Wish Metro and Western New York's 19th Annual Tournament of Wishes taking place on June 8. This event takes place at the Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford (2000 W. Jefferson Rd.) at 11 a.m. For a single golfer, the registration fee is $200 and for a team of four the fee is $800. Your registration fee includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, a cart, dinner, and prizes. To register or find information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Joel Harper at joel@harperfamilyfoundation.org, or go to the event's website.

Support Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

The Make-A-Wish Golf Outing on June 15 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva (7020 Grand Geneva Way) offers 18 holes of scramble golf on either the Brute or Highlands course. Your purchase includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, snacks and refreshments on the course, then cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, a raffle and an awards program featuring stories from wish children and their families after the golf. Registration opens at 10 a.m. with an 11:30 shotgun start. Register at the event's website to make sure you get your spot in the event.

Golf An Elite Memphis Course

The Shaun Micheel Make-A-Wish Golf Classic has raised more than $2.3 million since its inception to benefit Make-A-Wish Mid-South. This event, on June 29 at the elite TPC Southwind (3325 Club House Dr., Memphis), is hosted by 2003 PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel. This event has incredible Southern hospitality and Memphis-flare from the Pairings Party at the world famous Rendezvous Restaurant on June 28 to the golf on the beautiful course at TPC Southwind. For more information, call 901-680-9474 or check out the event's sponsorship form.

Help Make-A-Wish No Matter Where You Live

Whether you are a golfer or not, or don't live close enough to take part in one of these events, you can help Make-A-Wish no matter where you live. You can help bring joy to children with critical illnesses and all you have to do is to make a car donation to Wheels For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish. We support many local chapters of Make-A-Wish with the proceeds from car donations. When you donate a car, truck, boat, RV, motorcycle or other vehicle, you can support your local chapter of Make-A-Wish, helping them to grant more wishes for children in your community who could use more hope, strength and joy during a difficult time in their lives.

To donate a car, simply give us a call at [chapter_phone] or use our online car donation form. Your car donation will make a positive difference for a child in your community!Â

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April 30, 2015
Don't Miss Make-A-Wish Central And Northern Florida Signature Gala

Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida is celebrating their 21st Annual Wishmaker's Ball on May 30 which will help to celebrate all of the wonderful work that Make-A-Wish volunteers, supports, and wish granters have accomplished. The event will also help to raise funds so that more wishes can be granted for local children living in Orlando, Saint Petersburg, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Lakeland

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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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