Happy #GivingTuesday?

Happy #GivingTuesday! This marks the 6th year of the global movement, which was originally started in the United States by the UN Foundation. Giving Tuesday’s mission is all centered around giving and charity. It is an extremely important day that celebrates and encourages giving and volunteering activities that support any and all charities and nonprofit organizations.

How can YOU get involved? The exciting thing is EVERYONE can get involved! Families, individuals, and companies are encouraged to join the movement by giving and volunteering in whatever ways matter to them! Give in a way where you can positively affect the lives of others.

Pancreatic Cancer Canada focuses their attentions on fighting pancreatic cancer on a daily basis. The charity gives in the means of supporting research into detection, effective treatment options, and ultimately, improving overall patient survival rates and finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. You can give to this organization in the means of a monetary donation, a vehicle donation, a memorial/honour gift, matched gifts, and much more!

Food4Kids is determined to show the community that youth hunger can be eliminated if we all take it upon ourselves to give back to the at-risk, low-income, or disadvantaged homes. There are many children in our communities with little or no food every weekend. Every Friday, Food4Kids volunteers deliver packages of healthy food to schools to ensure these children have the appropriate nourishment over the weekend. You can give to this organization through monetary or vehicle donations, food gift cards, one-time grants, or by sponsoring a child in their “Weekends without Hunger” or “Summer Feeding program.” One vehicle donation can feed one child every weekend for the entire school year.

541 Eatery and Exchange is an eatery and place of exchange where a pay-it-forward button system allows the hungry to use donated buttons as currency in exchange for a healthy meal. In addition, they use their space and proceeds from food sales to facilitate community initiatives like homework club, a youth employment program, and other skills training opportunities. 541 Eatery & Exchange gives back to the needs of the local community in tangible ways through their faith-based initiatives. One car donation can provide upwards of 60 meals. Are you interested in being a part of their exchange program? Find out more here!

The Boys & Girls Clubs offers life changing experiences that are affordable, accessible, and reliable with a focus on children’s learning and skills development. They give in the means of working together with families and volunteers in their communities, creating healthy community solutions to providing children and youth the essentials for their development. Cars 4 Cures monthly funding pays for either the after school snack program or the dinner program. See how you can volunteer!

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba’s purpose is to raise and distribute funds for the advancement of knowledge and care in the fields of child health research, contributing to the improved health of children everywhere! This organization gives in the means of supporting special healthcare needs of children through reliable and consistent funding of pediatric medical research. See how you can participate in this organization’s efforts!

Speaking of Dogs Rescue is dedicated to assisting senior dogs from shelters as well as taking in dogs surrendered by their owner when space allows. This organization gives in the means of offering shelter or sanctuary for dogs, providing them with any needed medical attention, and actively seeking new homes for rescued dogs. One car donation will fund one dog going through this process. Speaking of Dogs Rescue run many events throughout the year, are you interested in getting involved?

Distress Centre Halton provides telephone and online support to people in the community to better cope with crisis, loneliness, and emotional stress. They truly give in the means of support 24/7/365. Getting the support of a friendly person who cares about your feelings and what you’re going through can make all the difference! Distress Centre Halton partners up with several organizations, see how you can provide support!

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. They are built on the means of giving and have worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to nearly 25,000 children and their families. Become a volunteer today and join a dedicated, nationwide network of more than 20,000 Canadians who share their time and skills to this organization. Cars 4 Cures funding helps pay for a child’s wish.

Cars 4 Cures is honoured to be associated with all of these charities’ giving initiatives! Do you feel like making a difference? Donate your used vehicle to Cars 4 Cures, choose the charity of your choice, and give back to your community!