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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 the innovative and creative spirit that is hiding in the amateur radio community through education, service, and warm fellowship that makes the process fun!
We’re thankful to the MT Diablo Amateur RADIO Club for the work that they are doing, and we are excited for all of our future projects together! The ham radio community has the reach to find people in need all over North America, people that Cars 2nd Chance can help, or people with an old vehicle to spare that can help others!
If you want to buy a donated vehicle, give cash, or present a car to Cars 2nd Chance, now is a great time to share! Having a second look at your garage could inspire you to donate your unused vehicle and help someone recover from a natural disaster or receive food from the Food Bank. First, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to donate a car that runs, or send an email to email@example.com to donate a vehicle that does not run. We appreciate your love and support!
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Things are just getting better and better at Car 2nd Chance! Today, we’d like to highlight a great partner of ours: the San Pablo Rotary Club!
San Pablo Rotary’s mission is to change the world by supporting worthy causes in the region of San Pablo (and beyond). They are an open community of 21 heroes who engage in large fundraisers to help people and movements that matter. They are also great videographers! Check out their “About Us” video here.
We’re incredibly grateful to have a helping partner like the San Pablo Rotary. Working together, we get to help each other contribute to ideas and causes that positively impact people!
If you want to buy a donated vehicle, give cash, or present a car to Cars 2nd Chance, now is a great time to share! Spring Cleaning and clearing out the clutter could inspire you to donate your unused vehicle and help someone recover from a natural disaster or receive food from the Food Bank. First, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to donate a car that runs, or send an email to email@example.com to donate a vehicle that does not run. We appreciate your love and support!
Things have been very exciting here at Cars 2nd Chance! We have been attracting the most amazing partners and we are thrilled! For a complete list of our Partners, visit this link. But for our June blog, we want to focus on one of our new partners, Project Healing Waters.
Project Healing Waters is a fly fishing group that benefits wounded military veterans. As a nonprofit, they are dedicated to building a community where all participants — namely disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans — can heal their physical and emotional wounds. Fly fishing is the ideal setting where these participants can learn new techniques, be out in nature, make new friends, mentor, and be mentored. Truly, it’s a wonderful nonprofit organization.
They have a terrific video gallery showing the great work they’re doing through fly fishing. Check out some of their videos here: https://projecthealingwaters.org/video-gallery/
By partnering with Cars 2nd Chance, Project Healing Waters has the ability to seek car donations that will benefit their community. But what Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing does is much more than a one day fishing trip. For many participants, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as the fishing outings. What they’re REALLY doing is casting a lifeline to the wounded veterans who need time to heal. If you know of anyone who would be interested in attending a Project Healing Waters online class or meeting, share this blog post and tell them to register here.
If you want to buy a donated vehicle, give cash, or present a car to Cars 2nd Chance, now is a great time to share! Now that we’re entering the Summer months, you may get a strong desire to clear out the clutter from your garage and donate your unused vehicle. Your car or cash donation will help someone recover from a natural disaster or receive food from the Food Bank. First, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to donate a vehicle that runs, or send an email to email@example.com to donate a car that does not run. As always, we appreciate your love and support!
In this month’s blog, we are featuring one of our new partners, the Orinda Association.
Based in Orinda, California, the Orinda Association is a community-focused nonprofit that supports various local groups. They are a wonderful organization that participates in events such as:
- Donate box meals to honor Contra Costa Hospital Workers
- Orinda Volunteer Center
- The Orinda Annual Classic Car Show
- The annual Fourth of July Parade
- Transportation for Seniors Around Town
- The Orinda News
- Cars 2nd Chance
- Orinda Community Foundation
- And many more…
Founded in 1946, the Orinda Association set out to improve life quality for those living in Orinda. They have multiple volunteer events that enhance the natural beauty, community-mindedness, and character of the Orinda community. The Orinda News is the local printed news delivered to every Orinda household for free, and it’s available online.
Cars 2nd Chance is delighted to have the Orinda Association as a partner. On their website home page, they talk about our good deeds through monies raised by donated cars. https://orindaassociation.org/
If you want to buy a donated vehicle, give cash, or present a car to Cars 2nd Chance, now is a great time to share! Tax Day, spring cleaning, and the desire to clear out the clutter from your garage could inspire you to donate your unused vehicle. Your car or cash donation will help someone recover from a natural disaster or receive food from the Food Bank. First, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to donate a vehicle that runs, or send an email to email@example.com to donate a car that does not run. As always, we appreciate your love and support!
Our newest 50/50 partner is the Rossmoor Rotary Foundation. The Rossmoor Rotary Foundation, a publicly supported organization, was founded in 1984 by the Rotary Club of Rossmoor, and operates exclusively for charitable purposes.
Most of the Rossmoor Rotary Foundation’s service projects are done in partnership with other community organizations. For International projects they frequently receive matching funds from Rotary International thereby greatly enhancing the impact of contributions.
Projects and Grants worth over $70,000 were funded during 2015-16. For a complete list of organizations and projects supported, visit their Services Projects page.
The Rossmoor Rotary Club meets for lunch every Wednesday at Noon at:
Rossmoor Hillside Clubhouse
3400 Lower Golden Rain Rd.
Walnut Creek CA 94595
No Host Refreshments at 11:30 a.m.
• Lunch at Noon •
Program Ends at 1:30 p.m.
Meetings include guest speakers and a lot of interpersonal fun and jousting among its members.
Membership in the Rossmoor Rotary Club is by invitation. If you are interested in learning more, please ask a current member, or visit the Joining Our Club page.
We are proud to be partners with the First Presbyterian Church of Concord, who has given so much to our community and continues to look for new ways and new means to help our community and beyond. The First Presbyterian Church Concord is located in downtown Concord near Todos Santos Plaza.
FPCC was the first Protestant church in Concord, founded on October 14, 1882. The years have seen many changes to both Concord and FPCC. During this time FPCC has met in 5 different buildings, and while other churches have moved further out and new churches have been founded in the community, FPCC has remained one of the few downtown churches in Concord.
FPCC helps provide support to the following organizations in order to reach out to our community:
> Young Life – An international Christian youth organization whose primary focus is to reach out to young people who are not part of a local church. Young Life in the Diablo Valley has Young Life Clubs at several high schools and middle schools, but our primary focus is in Concord.
> Contra Costa Interfaith Council – The Interfaith Council provides Chaplains at the various youth detention facilities in Contra Costa County. We contribute towards this valuable service.
> Iglesia Presbiteriana Hispana in Oakland / Premere Iglesia Concord Ministry – This small, but growing Spanish-speaking congregation in Oakland is reaching out to it’s neighbors. We are pleased with the opportunity to share with them.
> Bay Area Rescue Mission – This rescue mission has been in operation for many years in the Richmond area and now their outreach encompasses much of the Bay Area under the leadership of Directors John and Debra Anderson. They provide many services, like providing a hot meal for the homeless and poor, providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation for men, and transitional housing for families and women with children. They reach out to their community in a variety of ways and have recently developed an extensive ministry with children who live in the area.
There are many other missions FPCC is involved, as you can read here. Their continuous work of doing charity without expecting anything in return is what makes us so proud to be their partner. Join us!
They say the last 100 yards are the hardest and they are right. Polio has been eradicated for several years in almost all the countries in the word, but there are still a few more battles to win before we can call it a complete victory.
Poliomyelitis (polio) is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours. It can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable.
Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $9 billion to the effort.
Today, there are only two countries that have never stopped transmission of the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Less than 370 polio cases were confirmed worldwide in 2014, which is a reduction of more than 99.9 percent since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day.
Rotary has a growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in its “This Close” public awareness campaign, including Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, action movie star Jackie Chan and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. These ambassadors help educate the public about polio through public service announcements, social media and public appearances.
Join us! Let’s end polio today!
We’re pleased to welcome Antioch Rotary Club – New 50/50 Cars2ndChance Partner to the Cars2ndChance family! The Antioch Rotary Club joins 19 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page. Read more about all of the Cars2ndChance partners.
Meeting location is Lone Tree Golf Course, 4800 Golf Course Rd., Antioch CA 94531. The club meets Thursdays at 12:15pm.
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We’re pleased to welcome Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley to the Cars2ndChance family! The Rotary E-Club of The Greater San Fernando Valley joins 18 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page. Read more about this and all of the Cars2ndChance partners.
We’re happy to welcome Diablo View Rotary to the Cars2ndChance family!
The Diablo View Rotary Club joins 17 additional partners and designated recipients. Partners apply and if granted, receive a portion of donated proceeds when donors select that organization on our Donation page.
While most rotary clubs attentions are focused internationally, Diablo Valley Rotary club is dedicated to helping the local community. They organize outings within the community to clean beaches, sort food at local food banks, serve meals to those in need, package reading materials for local tutors to use in the area’s schools, and anything else that their members can do to make the community better.
Contact them using the Diablo View Rotary Club contact form.
Meeting Time & Location Information
Tuesdays at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
1545 Locust St
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 map it
Cars2ndChance generates over $50,000 dollars each year from vehicle donations that are given directly to Rotary. For the person making a vehicle donation, the program is simple and straightforward and the process is easy. A tax deduction is usually an added bonus for vehicles donated to the program.