Wheelchairs, scooters, speed boats, & lawn tractors! Donate A Car Canada accepts them all!
Their motto is: “If it’s got a motor we’ll take it!” When Rita Wesley submitted her family’s old farm truck for donation, she was hopeful the program’s agents would find a way to make her gift a go.
They did. In dramatic fashion! Her donated 1966 Mercury 350 will stir closely held memories for our rural patrons, and it drew a $969.75 donation for Rosebud Centre of the Arts.
This truck was bought back in 1993-1994, when we moved out of Edmonton to the acreage by Beaumont. Initially used to haul calves, it was then used to move dirt when landscaping after building our house.
My late husband had refurbished the vehicle at one point, with re-sale in mind after we no longer needed it.
Sadly, Mr. Wesley passed before the family had opportunity to sell their faithful old truck.
After his passing, the truck stayed in the Quonset and was used only (very) occasionally. I had tried to sell it on Kijiji but (obviously) with no luck. Almost to the point of it being ‘in the way,’ I had been trying, for the past couple of years, to find a solution for disposing of the vehicle, but always procrastinating, I guess, although the whole project seemed to be quite daunting for me. By this time, seals were seized up, and we couldn’t get the truck started.
Enter Stage Left: Donate a Car Canada!
When attending a performance there earlier this year, I chanced on an advertisement in the program regarding Donate A Car Canada. That seemed to be the right answer! I could get the vehicle towed away with no cost to me and donate the proceeds to a very worth-while cause. I thoroughly believe in what Rosebud does, and certainly enjoy attending performances there 3 or 4 times a year.
Do YOU have an unwanted vehicle you would like to dispose of without hassle to benefit the mission of Rosebud Centre of the Arts? Contact our friends at Calgary-based Donate A Car Canada at 1-877-250-4904 or complete the Online Assessment Form to see if your car, truck, farm implement, or recreational vehicle is a candidate for sale at auction or recycling.
To date, the Donate A Car Canada program has raised more than $10,000 for Rosebud Centre of the Arts! Your donation is a simple and gratifying way to make a difference.