Posted by: Car DonationWednesday, November 26, 2014
It’s November, which means before you know it, Thanksgiving Day will be here. While we all like spending time with family, watching parades, football and of course, feasting on a great meal, the day after Thanksgiving is another day that people look forward to. The Friday after Thanksgiving Day has become more commonly known as “Black Friday,” the start of the holiday shopping season.
Black Friday is dubbed as such because it’s the day retailers make profits – black ink, as opposed to red ink for losses. The day has become extremely important to those retailers, who have really incentivized consumers to get their shopping done that day with low prices and long hours to get it done; some stores open as early as 3 or 4 a.m., with others choosing to open late on Thanksgiving night for a few hours.
Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, November 25, 2014
Many people identify Thanksgiving as a time to indulge in a large meal with family or friends, but it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Thanksgiving, which is being thankful for all that we have. Instead of indulging in a giant meal that may be unhealthy for ourselves and for the planet, consider taking a kinder and more eco-friendly approach this Thanksgiving and give back to the community you live in.
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, November 21, 2014
The month of November may be a time to start your holiday shopping and decide which gifts to buy for your loved ones. However, you might be more interested in giving the gift of life this holiday season. If you are in good health, you can give the gift of life by volunteering to be placed in a Registry coordinated by The National Marrow Donor Program. Patients can only be helped if there are donors available to help them, and the more donors, the better. Donors offer patients the gift of a longer and healthier life, and it’s something you will feel great about for many years to come.
Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, November 18, 2014
Thanks to yet another polar vortex, winter has already begun in much of the United States, with snow already on the ground and far-below average temperatures. For those people living in the southern-half of the United States, it may mean cooler than average temperatures. But for those in the north, it means several months of digging out of your driveway and re-learning how to control your car on icy roads.
It’s important to be prepared for what winter driving brings, not to mention what it can do to your car. If you want to keep your car driving well through the winter months so it comes out OK on the other side of the coldest season, you have to be ready. Here are some tips to keep yourself out of trouble while driving this winter.
Posted by: Car DonationSaturday, November 15, 2014
America Recycles Day will take place on Nov. 15, and you are invited to participate! If you have an unwanted vehicle taking up space in your driveway, garage, or shed, then recycle it! Recycle your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or RV – it’s easy! When you recycle your vehicle with Wheels For Wishes, you are contributing to the green movement but also benefiting Make-A-Wish at the same time. Recycle your vehicle on America Recycles Day and let your unwanted vehicle become so much more.
Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, November 11, 2014
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is an important day in our country to show gratitude for the sacrifices veterans and active duty members of the military make to keep us safe. Veterans Day is celebrated Nov. 11 because the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month in 1917 is when the armistice between Germany and the Allied forces came into effect, ending World War I. The day was celebrated for the first time on Nov. 11, 1918 as Armistice Day, and was celebrated as such until 1954 when the official name of the day changed to Veterans Day.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, November 6, 2014
The American Cancer Society predicts that there will be 46,420 new cases of pancreatic cancer in 2014 in the United States. And while this disease rarely affects children, it is possible. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about this serious form of cancer and raise awareness. While many of its risk factors are unavoidable, some are, and November is a good time to learn about them and help yourself and your children avoid these risk factors.
Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer often goes undetected until it is in an advanced stage. And even when diagnosed early, pancreatic cancer often has a poor prognosis. That’s why it’s important to learn about the risk factors, symptoms, screening tools and prevention options so that more cases can be prevented or caught earlier.