Your Choice To Donate is delighted to welcome the Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) to our charity car donation program!
The IRSSS began in 1994 as a working committee of the First Nations Summit and in 2004 became formally the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
The IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas. These impacts affect every family and every community across B.C. and Canada. This fact is most evident in the Corrections Canada Services and the numbers of First Nations people incarcerated, Child and Family Services child apprehensions, the high number of people on social assistance, unemployment and underemployed, lower levels of education, the lowest number within an ethnic minority of “determinants of health”. The list of impacts is extremely high while the services available to effectively assist impacts of Residential Schools remain quite low.
One of the Society’s goals is to continually expand their support to partner organizations and maximize access to culturally sensitive, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual care.
Vehicle donations provide valuable financial resources to support the running of local charities like the IRSSS. With minor repairs, some vehicles may be worth more to a charity resold. If not, the vehicle will be recycled with parts and any metal sold for the benefit of the charity. Each vehicle is evaluated to determine the best course of action.
Vehicles are towed free and at no cost to the charity. Once the vehicle is disposed of the proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by the donor.