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Oct 13 2014

Join Team Cars 4 Causes in the Special Olympics World Games #LA2015 Donation Drive!

Category: General,Team Cars 4 CausesJackie Mack @ 1:47 pm

Join Team Cars 4 Causes in the Donation Drive to support a Special Olympics World Games #LA2015 Athlete!  http://tiny.cc/TeamCars4Causes

Every donation you make from October 13 – October 20, 2014 earns rewards! $50 earns 1 free World Games Mug. $100 earns 1 free World Games Cap. $500 earns 1 free World Games Backpack.  http://www.la2015.org/

Donate money to support Special Olympics World Games & earn FREE Stuff!

Donate money to support Special Olympics World Games & earn FREE Stuff!

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Sep 12 2014

Cars 4 Causes® Supports Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015!

July 25 – August 2, 2015 Los Angeles is hosting the Special Olympics World Games #LA2015.  7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries will be participating.  This is without a doubt the largest event Los Angeles will host since the 1984 Olympic Games.  Get ready Los Angeles because 30,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators are anticipated to attend this event which will feature 25 Olympic style sporting events.

Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver the Special Olympics has become a global movement that is changing attitudes and raising awareness about the abilities of people with disabilities.  Through sports this movement empowers individuals to become accepted and valued members in their communities.  Sports bring people together and create a sense of community.  They instill confidence, improve health and inspire character building and integrity.  Sports provide opportunities for socialization, teamwork and, last but not least, FUN!

Everyone loves to root for their country and cheer for their team!  Fundraising, like sports, brings people together in support of a common cause.  A cause is only as strong as the community that supports it.  Cars 4 Causes vehicle donation program is available to anyone who has a heart to help. You can turn that unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, RV, Trailer or Jet Ski into funds to help support your favorite cause.  Get Involved!  Remember “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” – John Holmes.

We are so excited about the upcoming games that Cars 4 Causes has joined the World Games Support an Athlete Campaign.  It is our goal to raise $2,500.00 to support an athlete in these upcoming games.  The money we raise will cover our athlete’s expenses such as food, housing, medical care and entertainment.  Let’s do this together….We need your help!  Please donate at Cars 4 Causes Supports LA2015. Then join our team “Team Cars 4 Causes” and help us spread the word.  Follow our progress on the Official Special Olympics Team Leader Board by typing “Team Cars 4 Causes” into the search field.

Our vehicle donation program can help you support your favorite charity.  Give us a call and we will walk you through the donation process.

See you at the games!

Special Olympics World Games #LA2015

Special Olympics World Games #LA2015

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Aug 12 2014

RIP Robin Williams – Your Generosity Will Not Be Forgotten.

Category: GeneralJackie Mack @ 12:12 pm

We are deeply saddened by the news of the tragic loss of Robin Williams.  He made us laugh until we cried.   Off-screen this man was a giant giving to those who needed it most.  He is well known for his charity work with Comic Relief, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, The LiveStrong Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Doctors without Borders, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Smile Train and 5 tours of the Middle East to help raise morale for our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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While this bright star is well known for his generosity he was also human; candidly sharing about his personal struggles with addiction and depression.  Addiction and depression commonly co-exist resulting in one of the highest risk factors for suicide.  Remember, there is hope; recovery centers are aimed at helping clients to make long-term changes in self and lifestyle to overcome addiction.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a substance abuse problem you can look to one of these local organizations for assistance:  1) Under the Bridges and On the Streets – Hollywood CA, 2) Visalia Rescue Mission – Visalia CA, 3) HOPE – Escondido CA, 4) Gold Coast Recovery Center, Inc. – Ventura CA, 5) Casa De Vida – Oxnard CA, 6) Bridge of Hope San Diego Inc. – San Diego CA.

Losing someone you love is very painful.  Sometimes it may even feel like the pain and sadness will never go away.  These are perfectly normal reactions to a significant loss.  Everyone grieves differently and the grieving process takes time.  Most importantly remember that the support of others is the catalyst for healing.

Grief support groups are very effective in helping people deal with their loss.  If you or someone you know is struggling with grief you can find support groups by contacting local hospitals, hospices, funeral homes and counseling centers.  You may want to contact one of these local organizations:  1) Hope for Healing Hearts – Huntington Beach, CA, 2) Lil’ Gary’s Legacy – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 3) Hospice of Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, CA, 4) Raha Kudo – Santa  Cruz, CA.

Our hearts are heavy with the news of this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones.  Robin Williams had big heart and he shared it with all of us in so many ways.  Let’s each and every one of us keep that generous spirit alive!

#RipRobinWilliams #AlcoholAddiction #GriefSupport #Charity

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May 15 2014

National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation benefits from Cars 4 Causes® sale of donated 2007 Lexus LS460

Category: UncategorizedJackie Mack @ 2:25 pm

Cars 4 Causes® wants to send out a heartfelt “Thank You” to our generous donor, Ruthie, who donated this beautiful 2007 Lexus LS460 with less than 30,000 miles.

     We would also like to express our gratitude to David for purchasing this vehicle at our auction and supporting our efforts to help charities like National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in Longmont, Colorado!

Cars 4 Causes Car Donation Program

Cars 4 Causes Car Donation Program

     Have you ever considered making a car donation?  Imagine what the money generated from your donated vehicle will do for the charity you have a heart for!  A charitable car donation is a terrific way to give back to your community.  Many charities like National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation rely on vehicle donations from the public to help them keep their programs up and running.

    Your gift to charity will be rewarded and you will receive an official tax deductible receipt for your records.   When you donate through Cars 4 Causes® Car Donation Program you can name the charity you want to benefit from your donation just like Ruthie did.

“It feels good helping others.”®

 

 

 

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Feb 24 2014

THE GENTLE BARN FOUNDATION JOINS CARS 4 CAUSES PREFERRED CHARITY FAMILY!

Category: Cars 4 Causes,Charity PartnersJackie Mack @ 10:09 am

We are proud to announce that the Gentle Barn Foundation has selected Cars 4 Causes® as their national vehicle donation program.  We are committed to helping The Gentle Barn Foundation raise funds that will support them in their mission to rescue, rehabilitate and give sanctuary to abused animals.  Cars 4 Causes® Preferred Charity Program is a unique opportunity for charities like The Gentle Barn Foundation to generate additional funding for their cause.

About The Gentle Barn Foundation:

The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn is an extraordinary non-profit that brings together volunteer staff and at-risk teens to create a sanctuary where animals heal and children learn to hope.  Together they rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals.  Once rehabilitated, these animals become ambassadors, teaching children about the magic and grace of all living things.  These animals provide unconditional love and kindness while modeling lessons about forgiveness, love, trust and responsibility.  The Gentle Barn has developed a recipe for success.  They understand how children naturally identify with animals and they add to that their creative teaching style which results in an opportunity for children to learn a new perspective about themselves and the world around them while expanding their empathy for all living things.

Founder, Ellie Laks, started The Gentle Barn in 1999 after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo.  In 2003 The Gentle Barn moved to a six-acre paradise in Santa Clarita which they call home today.  This property has large horse and cow pastures, a red and white barnyard for smaller animals, an organic vegetable garden, lots of shade trees, and a panoramic view of the mountains.  They have plenty of room to comfortably house their animals and to welcome visitors and the children they host.

All of the animals at The Gentle Barn have been rescued from sever abuse, neglect, abandonment or worse.  These animals have been rehabilitated with traditional and non-traditional medicine, top quality nutrition, and lots of love from staff and volunteers.  As a result, they regain their trust in humankind by realizing they are now loved and their abuse is over.  Because of the ongoing physical and psychological needs these animals are not adopted out they are given sanctuary with The Gentle Barn for the rest of their lives.

Come out and visit the Gentle Barn Foundation! While you’re there you can groom the horses, brush the cows, give the pigs a tummy rub, hug the goats and sheep, sit under the shade trees, munch on popcorn and make new friends.  They are located at 15825 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91390.   The Gentle Barn is open to the public on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  They do request a $10.00 donation per person.

The Gentle Barn also offers special programs for at-risk inner-city and special needs children, school/educational programs, private tours, birthday parties and field trips.  The Gentle Barn environment is safe and quiet and allows for groups of all kinds the freedom to be themselves, and the room to explore at their own pace.  Give them a call at (661) 252-2440 to find out more details.

Here is some exciting Gentle Barn News!  The Gentle Barn Founder, Ellie Laks, has written a book entitled “My Gentle Barn – Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope”.  The Gentle Barn Story will be available in stores March 25, 2014.

To support this wonderful organization you can donate a car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat today.  DONATE NOW!

The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn

About Cars 4 Causes:

Cars 4 Causes

Cars 4 Causes

Cars 4 Causes® is “The Charity That Gives to Charities®”.   Cars 4 Causes® originated out of a desire to help fund youth education. Along the road to achieving this one charitable goal, we thought it would be a good idea to allow our donors to direct a portion of their net donation proceeds to the youth oriented charity of their choice, thus sharing the giving process directly with our donors. This proved to be popular idea, so much so that donors submitted requests to share proceeds with all sorts of charitable organizations, schools and religious organizations supporting all sorts of causes that were near and dear to their hearts. We agreed and donors began to refer to Cars 4 Causes® as “The Charity that Gives to Charities. ®” To date, we’ve shared net proceeds from over 170,000 vehicle donations with more than 17,400 non-profit organizations throughout the United States that support all sorts of wonderful and essential causes. Proudly, we have become an important part of a wonderful community of charities and the people who make them possible.

Our Preferred Charities rely on vehicle donation proceeds for a significant portion of their charitable funding needs. Cars 4 Causes® is proud of what it has accomplished and we are committed to helping your charity reach their fund raising goals.  Your success feeds Cars 4 Causes® desire to help, because simply put, “It Feels Good Helping Others.” ®

Cars 4 Causes® is guided by the following convictions:

Create and nurture sustainable relationships with our beneficiaries, assisting them in accessing the funds they need to further their important causes.

Allow donors to participate in directing a portion of the proceeds received from their vehicle donations to support the non-profit organizations of their choice.

Responsibly serve our donors and the non-profit community through the moral and compassionate actions of our employees, management team and Board of Directors.

Share donated vehicles with other non-profit groups for the explicit intent that these vehicles be given to qualified families or individuals of need.

If you would like to become a Cars 4 Causes® preferred Charity or for more information please SIGN UP or call one of our Charity Specialists at (800) 766-2273.

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