Posted by: Car DonationMonday, May 20, 2013
Memorial Day is a special day to honor those who have passed away while serving in the United States Armed Forces. These brave individuals fought to keep our country safe and are honored each year on the last Monday of May.
Because Wheels For Wishes encourages giving back to the community and thanking the many people who serve us, we have plenty of ideas for giving back on Memorial Day! If you have other ideas of your own, we would love to hear them on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Posted by: Car DonationTuesday, May 14, 2013
Since before the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, the Merchant Marines – civilians – have defended the freedom of the United States since 1775, and who executed the largest sealift ever during World War II. Observance of National Maritime Day on May 22 also honors the maritime industry and the benefits it brings Americans in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, and recreational opportunities.
According to President Barack Obama’s proclamation for the 2012 National Maritime Day, the Merchant Marines have “Strengthened our economy and our security in times of calm and conflict, connecting our service members to the supplies they need and transporting our exports into the global marketplace. On National Maritime Day, we pay tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed on our waterways and around the world.”
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, May 13, 2013
Every day, Americans should be grateful to the members of the Armed Services that help keep our country safe. On May 18, however, it is Armed Forces Day, the national holiday established to thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. The holiday was started on Aug. 31, 1949, when Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard Days.
The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense, although the individual branches still observe their own days within their respective branches of service. National Guard and Reserve members will often commemorate Armed Forces Day anytime during the month of May due to their unique training schedules.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, May 9, 2013
Mother’s Day is one of those days that you better have something planned for, or else you may find dinner is served for everyone but you for a while. However, whether you’re celebrating your mother or the mother of your children, it doesn’t have to be an expensive, over-the-top affair.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, May 6, 2013
While it’s important to recognize the great work teachers do on a daily basis, May 7 isn’t just another day to thank your teacher – it’s THE day. National Teacher Appreciation Day was created to help honor teachers for all of the work they do. With the end of school right around the corner, Teacher Appreciation Day is the perfect time to give your child’s teacher an early end-of-year gift to coincide with this day.
Here are five ways that you can give a teacher a lovely, heartfelt gift. Some of them can even be environmentally-friendly, too:
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, May 3, 2013
Nurses are very important to us, but they are especially important to all of the Make-A-Wish Wish Kids who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Nurses brighten the lives of their child patients and do so much for everyone, so it makes total sense that we would set aside a specific day to honor them for all their endless hard work!
Monday, May 6 is National Nurses Day, otherwise known as National RN Recognition Day. The day opens National Nurses Week which runs through May 12. The week-long celebration was started in honor of English nurse Florence Nightingale, who was born on May 12.
For good reason, National Nurses Week is one of the nation’s largest health care events! Celebrations include banquets, recognition dinners, city and state proclamations, education seminars, and community events.
Because nurses are so important to us, we would like to give you some ideas for how you can honor the nurse in your life. We hope you enjoy our ideas for giving back to your community and making your nurse feel appreciated!
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, May 2, 2013
Cinco De Mayo is not just Mexico’s celebration, and it can be perfect for the family to enjoy as well! It’s very popular in the United States as well! It’s also quite popular in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The day is also celebrated in the Caribbean, specifically in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. Australia and New Zealand also take part in the fun with many festivals and celebrations.
If you are looking for a way to get the whole family involved on the fun this Sunday, May 5, look no further. We have everything you need to know about taking part in five family-friendly Cinco De Mayo celebrations!
Posted by: Car DonationWednesday, May 1, 2013
Sometimes adults have a hard time understanding young people, and young people have a tough time understanding adults. Sometimes older and younger generations just need an activity for them to share so they can learn to relate to one another.
JOIN HANDS DAY was created by the American Fraternal Alliance and is meant to help create a bonding between young people and adults, and the bonding experience takes place across the nation on Saturday, May 4.
May 4 will be a day for developing relationships between young people and adults through the help of neighborhood volunteering. Everyone works together to plan, organize, and coordinate the day’s activities, which in turn creates a sense of community. Events could include serving food at homeless shelters, tutoring children, or cleaning up local parks. There are so many opportunities for bonding people of all ages and helping to make a difference in the community.