Celebrate Our Freedom from Slavery on February 1st — It’s National Freedom Day!

Meaningfully Celebrate National Freedom Day | Breast Cancer Car Donations

4 Ways of Meaningfully Observing This Landmark Event

Way back in the 17th up to the 19th century, slavery was a common practice in our country. Wealthy Americans owned slaves — people from Africa who were taken away from their homes and brought to America and forced to work as indentured servants and laborers. Many slave owners maltreated these folks, making them work for countless hours and treating them inhumanely.

Fortunately, the miserable lives of many of these maltreated men and women came to an end on February 1st, 1865, when President Abraham Lincoln signed a decree outlawing slavery and other forms of involuntary servitude in the country. The decree later became the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

The abolition of slavery led to the integration of African Americans and other minority groups in American society. It opened up new doors for these people, providing them opportunities to live decent lives as free men and women.

In 1948, the U.S. Congress passed a bill proclaiming February 1st as National Freedom Day. President Harry Truman later signed the proclamation into law.

The movement to create a National Freedom Day to celebrate Lincoln’s milestone decree abolishing slavery was started by a former slave named Major Richard Wright. After becoming an influential figure in Congress, he convinced a group of lawmakers to sponsor a National Freedom Bill. It took five years before the bill was passed by Congress.


How You Can Meaningfully Celebrate National Freedom Day

It has always been a National Freedom Day tradition to lay a wreath on the Liberty Bell at the Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Guess what — as a proud American citizen, you can also start your own traditions of celebrating this event. Here are four meaningful ways of doing so:

1. Watch a documentary.

There’s no better way to understand the lives of African American slaves, particularly what they went through and how they were eventually emancipated, than by watching a documentary or movie about the Civil War. You may gain valuable insights on the issue when you do so. The experience can make you feel grateful for all the freedoms you enjoy today.

2. Post your favorite freedoms online.

Get candid on social media on National Freedom Day by posting about the freedoms you appreciate the most. Whether it’s the freedom to choose whomever you wish to marry, the freedom to settle in your dream city, or the freedom to hang out with people of different backgrounds, let your friends and acquaintances know how much freedom means to you.

3. Read the 13th

When was the last time you read the 13th Amendment in its entirety? Never? High school but you never fully understood what it’s about? Well, February 1st is the best time to catch up!

4. Form a discussion group.

Invite your friends, relatives, and co-workers for an intimate gathering where you get to discuss what freedom means. Give everybody the chance to take the floor and explain how they view freedom and what freedoms they’re most grateful for.


Free Lives from the Grip of Cancer on National Freedom Day

If you want to celebrate National Freedom Day in the most meaningful way, how about donating your unwanted car to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations? When you do so, you’ll help needy breast cancer patients gain freedom from the clutches of this life-threatening disease.

We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to support the life-saving programs of our breast cancer-focused charity partners. The funding will enable these charities to sustain their delivery of critical breast health services in your locality for the benefit of everyone who needs them.

Thanks to your contribution, uninsured and financially struggling breast cancer patients will be able to receive financial assistance and gain easy access to top medical facilities where they can get various types of treatment, including surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.

Donating to us is quick, simple, and hassle-free. The only thing you need to do is to inform us of your decision to donate a vehicle to us. Our team will handle everything for you from that point onward, including all the paperwork and the free pickup and towing of your vehicle wherever you had it parked or stored anywhere in the United States.

Within days following the sale of your vehicle, we’ll send you your 100% tax-deductible sales receipt by mail. With this receipt, you can claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax-filing season.

Aside from the valuable material rewards that you’ll get for your donation, you’ll also be privileged to enjoy a most satisfying donating experience, knowing that your gift will help save lives.

We accept almost all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in good condition. Head over to this page to learn what else you can donate aside from cars.

If you have any questions or concerns about our donation program, including our quick and easy donation process, feel free to contact us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-540-5069. You may also write to us here.


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Let us work together to free breast cancer sufferers from this devastating disease. We will turn your donated vehicle into a powerful cancer-fighting weapon. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our secure online donation form now!