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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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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

benefits of donating your car

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:

junk car recycling

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 4, 2012
De-Clutter Your Garage

de-clutter your garageOften times the garage becomes the house focal point to collect the clutter and junk that you do not want taking up the rest of your living space. There is no reason that the garage cannot be kept as tidy as the rest of your house is.

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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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