Feeling alone in a battle against depression is something we want no one to ever have to experience. So to remind those in need we want to create an album of photographs to remind them that their life matters and to show the love we have for them.
We ask that those who wear our stickers to drop a photo of their car wearing our stickers on our Facebook wall or you could email us at email@example.com. In the comments section please include your First Name, Car and Location. E.g. Berty, Honda Civic, Sydney.
By wearing Cars For Hope stickers on your cars and telling people why it is there, you can show that you care, that you want to make change, that you want everyone to know that they are not alone.
“I have always loved cars, but I didn’t appreciate the freedom of losing myself in driving until I got my license at 18. My dad bought me a little hatch and I have to admit I flogged it until I finally replaced it after 6 years and 200-something-thousand kilometres with a brand new Mazda3 last summer. That old hatch got me through tough situations over our years together, from devastating loss to overwhelming joy, and yes I did have my dark times when I considered ending my life in it, because the way I saw it at least I’d be as happy behind the wheel as I could have ever been. But I kept driving. Years later I’m still driving and I intend to keep it that way; for my other half, my friends, my family and my dog who means the world to me. Stock car or show car, daily or weekender, rich or poor, young or old, us car enthusiasts share the same passion and love for our rides. We are all human, waking each day to face our battles or help our loved ones fight. Life isn’t easy, but it’s sweeter when we love and support one another. Shift, laugh, love.” - @rattlegunn
“Whenever I find I’m missing something within my spirit, I don’t look inwards and dwell on the demons that hurt me, but look outwardly in search of what’s missing. When I feel misunderstood I’ll go and share my story with someone who needs to know they’re not alone. When I feel unloved – I’ll go talk to a stranger who needs company, and there I find love when I express it. When I feel anxious and insecure – I find my purpose and validate that today was easier than yesterday, and tomorrow is hopeful. Just as long as I continue to be brave.”
“I decided to buy a CFH sticker after realising the amazing work you guys are trying to do. Having suffered from depression and many life threatening surgeries I spent many years searching for something to make me feel happy. Coincidently my parents had bought an old Honda Civic EK which sat in the shed and began rusting over time. Bored out of my mind one day I decided to have a play around with it and loved the challenges and pride in my work. Since that day I have been doing mechanical and auto electrical work as a way of keeping my sanity. I decided to put my sticker in front of the passenger’s seat so that any time I get stuck driving a mate around they would ask what me its meaning was. Keep up the amazing work guys, you truly are an inspiration to all.”
A lovely email we received today. Thanks for writing to us. :)
Most importantly, try to surround yourself with people you like and make cool stuff with them. In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with. Reblog if you agree.
Thinking of all the mothers out there this coming Mother’s Day who have lost their precious child as well as the children, young and old, who no longer have their mum with them and any mum who is struggling. If you are not coping talk to someone you trust or call Lifeline 13 11 14, Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 or MensLine 1300 78 99 78 or visit: http://carsforhope.com.au/find-help/