One of our favorite partners is a little-known group that has a beautiful impact on our military community: Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF)! Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing got its start at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, working with veterans returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to teach wounded combat veterans the […]
CARS 2ND CHANCE Donation Blog
What Happens to a Donated Car?
Have you ever wondered what goes into the process of donating a car to Cars 2nd Chance? How does it work? What steps are involved? The truth is, it’s a bit of a volley of throwing the burden of work from one shoulder to another until everything is the way it should be. The process […]
Partner Highlight: Shelter Inc.
Introducing Shelter Inc. We’ve all heard that old saying, April showers bring May flowers. The Springtime tends to remind me of another gardening quote I love: “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” I love this quote because working in the nonprofit sector feels like gardening. We plant our seeds, water them, give […]
The Virtues of Giving
Giving is as much of a blessing to the giver as it is to the receiver. Please bear in mind, that’s not why we do it. We give because we see someone who needs a lending hand or because we remember being in a tough spot ourselves at one time or another. We offer our […]
Partner Highlight: One Safe Place
Now that we’re in February, the year is really getting underway. We hope your winter has been kind and you are looking forward to a glorious spring (once nature gets around to it)! As we plan for our new year of redistributing charitable donations, we’re thinking about the good we hope to do this year […]
A New Year and an Old Car
With the first new day of the year comes a sense of new possibility. We can cast off old habits, old dynamics in favor of new ones just because the calendar change permits us. Back in 1991, singer George Michael shook his head at people resetting their lives by the change of a calendar in […]
Our Favorite Car Donation Story of 2021
It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of 2021 already! Unlike 2020, which seemed to never end, this year has gone by in a flash. We stayed busy and managed to make an impact on a few families this year. We’re grateful that we could help out and grateful for the support we got […]
Partner Highlight — Moraga Rotary Club
This month, we’re highlighting the work of another fine partner for Cars 2nd Chance: the Rotary Club of Moraga. They’ve been proudly serving the Moraga community and the world since 1967, and together, we’re doing some real good. The Moraga Rotary Club helps our organization connect with car donors in their community, through the various […]
Partner Highlight — Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club
Do we have any ham radio operators out there? We are very excited to present to you one of our new partners, MT Diablo Amateur Radio Club! Mt Diablo Amateur is one of the largest amateur radio clubs in California! Since the start of their journey (January 9, 1947!), their purpose has been to awaken […]
Behind The Scenes: How Do We Choose The Recipients Of Car Donations?
Cars 2nd Chance’s mission has always been to help as many people as possible experience the beauty of life without being constrained by limits such as poverty and disease. However, we can’t do it alone, which is why we have partnered with so many Rotary clubs, trusts, and charitable organizations across the country! Once you […]