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March 14, 2013
How To Be Even Greener On St. Patty's Day

You know the tradition of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, drinking green beer (or other green beverages) and showing your Irish pride (even if you’re not really Irish). However, there’s other ways to truly be green on St. Patty’s Day, and it goes much deeper than the color you’re wearing and the beverage you’re drinking!

This year, you could choose to really go green for St. Patty’s Day so you can contribute to the green movement which will make the world a healthier and cleaner place to live. Plus, going green can also get you a great tax deduction during tax time next year. 

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March 4, 2013
Where To Donate Boats For Charity

Spring is near, so that means you could be looking to get rid of the boat you have and perhaps sell it or trade it in for a new boat. Or maybe you will decide to use your boat for one last summer and then sell it in the fall. However, there’s a much easier solution to selling or trading in a boat that you could get little to no money for. 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, especially when you have your sights set on a sparkling new boat that you can’t wait to get into the water. This can all change with boat donation.

Instead of selling or trading in a boat, consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. We are 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, so your tax deduction could help you buy yourself a new boat next year—just in time for spring!

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February 26, 2013
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

There is no question that kids love Dr. Seuss’ clever and creative stories that combine rhymes with silly characters. March 2nd is the perfect time to get your favorite Dr. Seuss books out and read them to a child in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Another great way to let a child’s imagination run wild is with a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish. If you have a vehicle to donate, you can get rid of it by donating it through our Make-A-Wish Car Donation program, which could give a local child an opportunity to visit Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure in Orlando, or do anything else a child might wish to do!

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, our biggest wish is that kids will receive the opportunities to simply be kids, and sitting down to read a Dr. Seuss book is the perfect way to bring out the inner-kid in all of us.

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February 18, 2013
18 Interesting Facts About Our Presidents

In honor of President’s Day on February 18th, we have put together a list of 18 interesting facts about some of our former Presidents. Your car donation could allow a child to visit the White House!

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February 14, 2013
Donate Your Airline Miles To Help Grant A Wish

When a child is told that they will have a wish granted, just imagine all of the possibilities that go through the child’s mind. A trip on their dream vacation in Paris may be at the top of their wish list, or maybe even a trip across the country to the White House.

If you think about how many Wish Kids wish to travel to dream locations, then it makes sense that you would donate a means of transportation to help Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and give these children the trip of their dreams.

If you have airline miles to donate, now is the perfect time! Your airline miles will help to send a Wish Kid to their dream destination. Alternately, you can donate an old car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Wheels For Wishes and your old vehicle could be transformed into airline tickets to allow a child to experience a trip to their dream location.

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February 11, 2013
Be Kind During The 13th Annual Random Acts Of Kindness Week

February is popularly a month devoted to love, candy, and hearts, but there’s a full week in February that allows you to be extra kind to everyone around you, and not only to your Valentine. The week of February 11th-17th isn’t just a normal week in February with Valentine’s Day mixed in, but it’s actually an entire week dedicated to expressing random acts of kindness for everyone all over the world! It’s an event that everyone can participate in.

To help raise awareness about the importance of being kind, February 11th-17th marks the 13th Annual Random Acts of Kindness Week, started by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in 1995. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is committed to spreading the message about the importance of kindness.

While it is encouraged that a person should practice random acts of kindness 365 days a year, the week of February 11th-17th is the perfect way to kick off a new routine, perhaps even starting with a car donation to Wheels For Wishes.

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February 4, 2013
Car Donation Allows You To Be A Valentine For A Child In Your Community

Valentine’s Day is most popularly known as a time to shower your loved ones with flowers and candy, but it doesn’t have to be a day for only your spouse, significant other, parents, or your own children. Valentine’s Day is a day for showing love for all! Instead, devote every day to your loved ones and make Valentine’s Day a day for others. Plus, it's easy to do because there are so many ways to make Valentine's Day a special time for giving back to your community. This special holiday is all about love, and you can truly give the gift of love when you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes!

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January 28, 2013
Ways To Give Back To Your Community

It’s just about one month into the New Year and one of your New Year’s resolutions may be to volunteer and give back to the community you live in. One of the biggest ways you can give back is through donating an old vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting your local Make-A-Wish. However, if you don’t have a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, or motorcycle to donate right away, consider giving back to your community in other ways, such as volunteering your time at an organization of your choice or making a donation of food, clothing, or money.

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January 21, 2013
Stay Safe This Winter With Our Winter Car Safety Tips

If you have a car that is old and run down and just isn’t worth the repairs, then you could save time and stress and donate it to Wheels For Wishes! Your car donation will help to grant the wish of a local child in your community. Why keep an old car that takes up space in your driveway if you don’t plan on using it? Instead, you can put it to good use and turn that old car into a wish come true for a local child.

However, if you have a car that you plan on driving for a while, there are some steps you need to take in the winter to make sure the car is “winterized” and safe for winter driving. Just like there are precautions you must take while driving during the summer months, there are some precautions you need to take in the winter as well.

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January 3, 2013
Benefits Of Used Car Donation

Donating a used car to charity will not only save you the time and stress of selling or trading in a car, but it also grants the wish of a local child who longs to feel hope, strength, and joy once again.

Used car donation is easy and hassle free when you donate a car to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting your local Make-A-Wish. Our experienced Car Donation Representatives at Wheels For Wishes make donating a car easy and help you get the most out of your car donation, including a great tax deduction. Start the year off right with a car donation to charity while also getting a great car donation tax deduction.  

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December 28, 2012
Reuse Your Decorations And Recycle Your Holiday Cheer For The Following Year

Old vehicles are the perfect thing to recycle during the holiday months. Not only do you get an excellent tax deduction for the same tax year if you make your online donation before 12 A.M. local time on January 1st, but you are helping a local child receive a magical wish experience, and you are putting your old car to good use.

However, old vehicles are not the only thing to recycle before the New Year. You most likely have plenty of holiday decorations to recycle too!

When the holidays are over, you may have a big mess of decorations all over the place. How do you get rid of your holiday tree, holiday lights, cardboard boxes, gift boxes, wrapping paper, gift bags, ornaments, greeting cards, or toys? Don’t just throw them away! If you won’t reuse them, then recycle them!

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December 20, 2012
Start Your Year Off Right And Make A Charitable Car Donation

Do you have a list of New Year’s goals that you wish to accomplish over the New Year? What if you were told that you could cross a couple of those goals off your list and it barely takes any effort to make it happen? If you have “donate to charity” or “sell old car” on your list of New Year’s resolutions, we can make sure that those goals are accomplished in no time!

When you use our Wheels For Wishes Car Donation Program, you can do just that, and we make it so easy to do. If you’re ahead of the game and want to accomplish those tasks before the New Year rolls in, you can get a great tax deduction for this year’s taxes, while also crossing off your list for the New Year, before you can even say “Happy New Year!”

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December 18, 2012
Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Car Donation

When you donate an old vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting your local Make-A-Wish, we will take care of everything for you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, at any time. While donating a car to Wheels For Wishes is easy and hassle-free, our experienced Vehicle Donation Representatives are happy to help out when needed!

For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of your most commonly asked questions about donating a car to charity. If you’re still unsure, check out our 2012 Donate Car To Charity Guide or give us a call at 1-877-431-9474. We are happy to help!

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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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December 10, 2012
Twenty Fun Things To Do With Your Free Time Over The Holidays

Car donation leaves you with so much extra time on your hands, especially during the winter months. Imagine trying to sell or trade in a vehicle when it's cold, icy, and snowy outside! Can you imagine how much time you would have to spend keeping the vehicle clean and bringing it in for winter repairs?

We hope you will enjoy our list of twenty things you can do during the holidays, with time saved due to car donation. If you haven't donated a car yet, then check out our 2012 Donate Car To Charity Guide and we'll tell you everything you need to know! There is still time to donate a car before the New Year.

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December 3, 2012
Twenty Holiday Movies For Wish Kids To Enjoy

One of the best parts about the holiday season is watching holiday-themed movies and TV specials to get in the holiday spirit. Kids see Santa’s sleigh and they see the method of transportation as a way of magic and making dreams come true. Santa travels all over the world in his sleigh to deliver wishes and your old car can have the same effect on a child. Your old car can serve as a sleigh of wishes for a child over the holiday season.

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November 26, 2012
Give Kids An Opportunity To Experience The Magic Of The Holidays

The holidays provide everyone a chance to be a kid again and to indulge in all of the fun festivities that the season has to offer. At Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, we work hard to make sure that wishes are granted for kids, especially during the holiday months. This can be made possible with cars that you no longer need or even cars that no longer run. When you donate your old car to Wheels For Wishes, we turn your old car into a wish for a child.

Whether your car runs or not, it will help to grant a wish for a child in your area during the holiday season. Whether the car is old and beat up or you just want to upgrade to something new, we'll take that old car of yours, no matter what it is or what it looks like. We love when our generous donors donate car makes and models such as Oldsmobile Alero, Saturn L200, Buick Century, or even Chevrolet Astro. Truly, we are happy with whichever vehicle you can donate, and your donation makes a huge difference in the life of a 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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November 1, 2012
What To Do If Your Car is Damaged By Sandy

The damage caused by the recent natural disaster to hit the east coast is already estimated to be in the billions. The number of cars damaged could easily reach tens of thousands from the Hurricane turned Tropical Storm.

We're here to help, here's what to do

If your vehicle was one of the victims to Sandy, here is some advice on what you may need to know and steps to take:

1. Check with Insurance:

If you are covered with comprehensive insurance, you will be insured in this event and be able to receive enough to replace your damaged vehicle. Be patient though because insurance companies will be getting slammed with all of the claims in the next few months, so it may take several months before you can start the process.

If you only have liability insurance, unfortunately you will not be covered. In this case, jump to #3. If you are covered, see #2:

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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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