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May 1, 2013
JOIN HANDS DAY Allows You To Make A Difference In Your Community

Sometimes adults have a hard time understanding young people, and young people have a tough time understanding adults. Sometimes older and younger generations just need an activity for them to share so they can learn to relate to one another.

JOIN HANDS DAY was created by the American Fraternal Alliance and is meant to help create a bonding between young people and adults, and the bonding experience takes place across the nation on Saturday, May 4.

May 4 will be a day for developing relationships between young people and adults through the help of neighborhood volunteering. Everyone works together to plan, organize, and coordinate the day’s activities, which in turn creates a sense of community. Events could include serving food at homeless shelters, tutoring children, or cleaning up local parks. There are so many opportunities for bonding people of all ages and helping to make a difference in the community.

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April 29, 2013
Create An Eco-Friendly May Day Basket

May Day is the start of a bright new spring and a perfect time to honor friends and loved ones with a special May Day basket. People love receiving May Day baskets, but instead of giving away a basket filled with wasteful items, consider creating an eco-friendly May Day basket that will allow friends and family to get the most out of their May Day gift.

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April 26, 2013
Celebrate The Make-A-Wish World Wish Day

April 29 is a time to celebrate the 33rd Annual Make-A-Wish World Wish Day. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has been working endlessly to grant wishes for kids all over the nation. With the help of so many generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish is able to grant the wishes of nearly 14,000 children each year! With the help of these amazing individuals, Make-A-Wish “wish children” are able to feel hope, strength, and joy once again.

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April 22, 2013
Plant A Tree This Arbor Day

Recycling is a big part of Wheels For Wishes and recycling is also a very big step in creating a greener world. Wheels For Wishes is a proud supporter of the green movement and encourages others to get involved, especially on holidays such as Arbor Day. Wheels For Wishes accepts donated cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, boats, or motorcycles, and recycles or auctions them off so vehicles can be recycled and reused. Earned proceeds from recycled or auctioned vehicles benefit Make-A-Wish, so there are many ways that an unwanted car can be put to better use.

Since Wheels For Wishes is a proud supporter of the green movement, Arbor Day is another perfect time of the year to be kind to the world we live in, starting with your own backyard. Maybe you have an unwanted vehicle taking up space in your yard or in your garage, and if you do, consider donating it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.

When you donate a vehicle, you have nothing to lose and you will actually end up with the maximum possible tax deduction at tax time, plus the great feeling of knowing your vehicle is helping to grant a wish for a child in your community.

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April 15, 2013
Celebrate Earth Day In Your City

Earth Day is the time of the year where nearly one billion people come together and work to make the world a little cleaner.  April 22 has been known as Earth Day since 1970, and is still a very popular holiday for the environmentally-concerned or those who are interested in learning more about protecting the environment. Year after year, cities put together annual events to teach their communities how to live as green as possible. If you’re looking to get involved this year, look no further. We have everything you need to know about Earth Day 2013!

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March 28, 2013
How To Get Rid Of A Car And Donate It To Charity

If this year’s spring cleaning involves getting rid of an unwanted car, then you have come to the right place. Why go through the hassle of selling or trading in a vehicle when you can donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish? We take care of all the work for you, and donating a car benefits for both you and a local child, including a great tax deduction for you at tax time.

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March 19, 2013
20 Things To Do On The First Day Of Spring

Spring is finally near, and if you live in a snowy state with cold winters, you probably can’t wait for spring to finally arrive! Along with your spring cleaning that might allow you to donate a vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, we would like to give you 20 fun ideas for things you can do to celebrate the first day of spring on March 20th, even if there is still a bit of snow and slush on the ground! It won’t be long before we’re all outside enjoying the beautiful spring weather. If it's too snowy or cold to celebrate the very first day of spring, start planning all of the fun you will have have when spring finally does arrive in your hometown!

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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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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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