My sister sent me this article today. It's a clever concept and I'm thinking of joining. Be sure to check out their website: http://www.junkycarclub.com/
'Tis The Season To Be Junky
via Collide Magazine by Scott McClellan on 12/17/07
Normally, we don't support junk. But in the case of the Junky Car Club, we're willing to make an exception. If you're not familiar with the club, here's a little bit of info scraped from their website:
Junky Car Club members are learning to live with less so we can give more. We're a bunch of happy drivers who are politely rebelling against consumerism by driving junky cars. We encourage our members to use their dough to support social justice causes instead of making fat car payments. We believe in environmental stewardship and hanging onto things a little longer. Junky Car Club members sponsor kids living in poverty through Compassion International.
This Christmas, the Junky Car Club is inviting you to help them raise money for homeless kids by purchasing a 2008 Junky Car Club Calendar. Rather than traditional pin-ups, the calendar features great design work and pictures of Junky Car Club members with their junky cars. The concept of living with less in order to give more is so powerful (although rarely evident in my own life) that I hope you'll consider supporting the Junky Car Club this Christmas.