Celebrate International Day of Charity

Posted on 05 September 2017 by Charity Car

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Did you know 5th September is the International Day of Charity? There may be plenty of ridiculous 'days' created in society, but unlike many of the others, this is definitely one to be marked and celebrated. And especially by the Charity Car team!

We've been passing on your generous car donations for over 6 years now, raising over £248,000 for fantastic causes that range from saving the rainforest to tackling diseases. Our wonderful array of Official Charity Car Partners have changed millions of lives for the better, in many different ways, and we are so proud to be part of the vital work carried out by every single cause.

The International Day of Charity was created by the United Nations in recognition of the role that charitable organisations and individuals have had in alleviating humanitarian crises and human suffering. This was partly motivated by the incredible work of Mother Teresa, so the International Day of Charity was designated to mark the anniversary of her death. A fitting tribute to an inspirational human.

UN's international day of charity 2017

The UN has invited everyone to commemorate the day by encouraging charitable activity, and Charity Car can certainly help there! Our unique way of donating to charity not only addresses the environmental concerns of getting old cars off the road, but also passes on the value to the charity of the donors' choice.

Our official partners are always keen to tell us how grateful they are for every donation and the good those amounts can do. While it is true that every penny counts, some vehicles that hold auction value have individually generated thousands of pounds, and of course these sums alone can change many lives for the better.

While the UN's intention with this special day was to mark humanitarian causes, their statement says: "Charity contributes to the promotion of dialogue, solidarity and mutual understanding among people." And we think that's true of any charitable activity, whether it's targeting humans, animals or the environment. It also means we have a very good excuse to celebrate this hugely positive day!

What will you be doing to mark it? If you decide to donate your old car, we can't wait to hear from you!

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