Archives for the Category: Donations

Starting Off The Fall Season With Big Discounts At Car Dealerships

Posted by jg on September 2nd, 2015 in Category Car News, Charity News, Donations, Go Green, News from Canada, Odd News, Site News, Uncategorized (no responses)

With school starting, now is not a generally busy car-buying month for most people. However, car dealerships have been trying to rectify that, their silence seems to hint that big deals are on the horizon.

This makes for a buying opportunity.

Take Kia. The 2015 Soul qualifies for an extra $1,000 in bonus cash as part of Kia’s end of summer “Best-in-Class” 12-day sale. That brings the combined factory and dealer discounts to about $3,000 on a $22,195 wagon-like runabout.

Ford, of course, will wind down summer with its annual Employee Pricing extravaganza. The $2,551 discount on the Fusion sedan can be combined with 1.49 per cent financing for up to 60 months. Insiders suggest the savvy shopper will be able to squeeze out even more in hard negotiations.

Also consider models like the Hyundai Elantra, which is coming to the end of its current body style (Hyundai has released teaser illustrations of the next-generation Elantra). To keep interest healthy, Hyundai has slapped a $4,000 spiff on a $25,549 Elantra. And you should get at least another $1,000 in a negotiated dealer discount. That comes to at least a 20 per cent total discount on this Elantra.

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Car Sales New Technique Is To Focus On Tech

Posted by jg on July 30th, 2015 in Category Car Humor, Car News, Charity News, Donations, Go Green, News from Canada, News from the USA, Odd News, Site News, Uncategorized (no responses)

The new generations of car buyers love their social media, smart phone and tablets and having a car with compatible technologies is right up their ally.

Targeting techies is an important marketing strategy for automakers, according to a study released today by J.D. Power.

The company’s 2015 U.S. Automotive Media and Marketing Report — Summer edition found that 30 percent of new-vehicle drivers cited their vehicle’s latest technology as a reason for purchasing.


J.D. Power has released the report twice a year since 1987, but this is the first time respondents were asked about technology features as a reason for purchase.


Among luxury-brand new-vehicle drivers, 43 percent said cutting-edge technology features influenced their purchase. Lincoln, Infiniti, Cadillac and Audi drivers had the highest proportions of respondents who cited technology features as a reason for purchasing.


Among non luxury-brand new-vehicle drivers, 28 percent were looking for the latest technology. Mazda, Buick and Chrysler drivers were the most interested in technology when deciding on a vehicle.


“Targeting these technology seekers with the right messaging is critical to using marketing dollars effectively to reach consumers who will actually buy new vehicles because of technology,” Arianne Walker, J.D. Power’s senior director of automotive media and marketing, said in a statement today.


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Fundraising Directory School Coming Up in May

Posted by jg on May 9th, 2013 in Category Charity News, Donations (no responses)

Many people know that I try to help fund-raising peers who are skilled and passionate, get ahead in career and life.

But there comes a point, where you hit a wall. Because you can’t learn more, or don’t know what you need to learn. Or no one will let you be more where you are. AFP Fundraising Day in Toronto is coming up. Many people will get a chance to reconnect with mentors at this important event, maybe you’ll meet a new mentor there….

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1958 Corvette Up for Charity Auction

Posted by jg on March 6th, 2013 in Category Car News, Charity News, Donations, News from the USA (no responses)

Want to buy a Corvette? No, not the new C7 Chevrolet Corvette that made its splashy debut at the North American International Auto Show this past week.

The one going on the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday has a bit more miles on the odometer, though it appears the relatively rare ’58 ‘Vette is in excellent condition.  It also happens to be the personal car of Dan Akerson, CEO of Chevy’s parent, General Motors.

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Whack A Car for Charity

Posted by jg on August 21st, 2012 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

Standard Auto Wreckers in Toronto supplied a car for a great charity event held by!  Money from this event went to help the Grandview Children’s Centre – Great event and an awesome charity!

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Leaving Some of Your Estate to Charity?

Posted by jg on May 1st, 2012 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

Nice article on this topic over at the Vancouver Sun, check-it-out!

You can create your own legacy by leaving all or a portion of your estate to charity. Such a gift can reflect your personal values and beliefs while making a difference in the lives of others. Here are five things to consider when leaving an estate gift to charity:


To leave an estate gift to charity, you must make a will. Otherwise, your estate will pass on intestacy to your next of kin.


Before you can make an estate gift to charity, your will must make some provision for your dependents, if any. Dependents in British Columbia include your spouse, your minor children and, in most instances, your adult children, even if they are financially independent. If your will does not make adequate provision, your dependants can commence litigation challenging your will.

Come On Folks, this is for Charity

Posted by jg on February 1st, 2012 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

Charity donation bins in Windsor and Essex County are being used as garbage dumps.

The St. Vincent de Paul society has issued a call to stop the illegal dumping at its 35 bins. It’s a problem that costs the charity more than $5,000 last year.

General manager Alexis Strahl said she often finds — and is grateful for — usable donations. But she also finds garbage in the bins.

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Oh Nelly, She Did the Right Thing!

Posted by jg on October 11th, 2011 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado says she is donating the $1 million she earned to perform for members of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s family to the Free the Children charity.

Furtado said in February she would donate the money from a 2007 show in Italy for members of Gadhafi’s family.

She made this latest announcement Tuesday at a youth empowerment day organized by Canadian co-founders of Free the Children.

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Used Tires for Charity at Standard Auto Wreckers

Posted by jg on May 2nd, 2011 in Category Charity News, Donations, News from Canada (no responses)

This years Tire Take Back Event is quickly approaching and one local auto recycling yard, Standard Auto Wreckers is reving things up in preparation of this amazing charitable event!

Standard Auto Wreckers in Toronto, Ontario in partnership with OARA (Ontario Automotive Recyclers Assosciation) will be participating in the collection of used tires in the greater Toronto area.  All tire fees associated with each tire dropped off will be donated by participating members to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.  OARA will then match the donation made from all tires collected.

Bring your old tires down to 1216 Sewells Road in Scarborough on May 27 & 28 to help those less fortunate in your community.  If you have any questions or need more details please call Standard Auto Wreckers directly at 416-286-8686 or visit their website to learn more about this charity event.

Brad and Angelina Donation

Posted by jg on January 3rd, 2011 in Category Donations, News from the USA (no responses)

brad and angieIn feel good news to start off the new year, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have made a special gift to the land of one of their children’s birthplace.

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has committed $2 million  towards the N/a’an ku sê Mission in Namibia. The Mission aims to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of the African county and to rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat.  The charity also works  to improve the lives of the San Bushman community in Namibia through better education, employment, healthcare and improved living conditions.

According a a press release from the Mission, Pitt and Jolie have a close friendship with Rudie and Marlice van Vuuren who are the directors and Founders of N/a’an ku sê. Namibia is also where the celebrity couple chose to deliver their daughter, Shiloh.

“We have known Rudie and Marlice for many years and continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia,” Jolie said according to the release. “The new section of the project will be under N/a’an ku sê and in Shiloh’s name.  We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth.”

The Jolie-Pitt family spent Christmas at the N/a’an ku sê where they engaged in several activities including visiting the San Bushman School on the farm and witnessing the release of a leopard back into the wild.  I love seeing rich celebs giving back to the world!