American Cancer Society: Cars for A Cure

Every day the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with more birthdays in it. In 2012 Car Donation Wizard joined forces with the American Cancer Society to reintroduce the Cars for a Cure program.

Here are some facts and figures that demonstrate the amazing work that the American Cancer Society does and how donating your car today can help achieve even more.

  • Nearly 14 million people in the US who have had cancer- and countless more who have avoided it – will be celebrating birthdays this year.
  • The American Cancer Society had awarded more than $3.8 billion in research grants since 1945.
  • The American Cancer Society offers free lodging to more than 40,000 patients in 31 locations throughout the US through it’s Hope Lodges.
  • The American Cancer Society offers 1 million free transportation services throughout the US.
  • In 2014 one of the nations leading drug stores, CVS Caremark, stated that it will no longer be selling tobacco products or cigarettes at it’s drug stores, a campaign that the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network has worked tirelessly to achieve. In October 2014 CVS Caremark will be the first national drug store to take the step towards “the fight to save lives from the devastating effects of tobacco use”.

With all of the great results that the American Cancer Society has achieved they need funds to support their efforts, here are some of the fun and easy ways to give back:

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is held throughout the country and is a great way for communities and individuals to give back and raise money and awareness for cancer research.

This year Car Donation Wizard has a Relay for Life team. We have been campaigning for months, working with local businesses trying to raise money for cancer research and other programs run by the American Cancer Society. Everything from dress down days to raffles, we are raising money for our Cars for a Cure team and having fun at the same time!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

This is an annual walk that takes place across the Unites States. Survivors, caregivers and those affected by breast cancer come out to support the American Cancer Society’s mission “to create a world with more birthday’s in it”.

Vehicle Donation

We are a proud partner of the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure vehicle donation program. Vehicle donation is one of the easiest ways to give back to your favorite organization. Donate a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, trailer, airplane, motor-home or other vehicle today and help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives.

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If you or someone you know have any questions about cancer or would like someone to talk to,  call the American Cancer Society’s 24/7 hotline.

You might also link: Spotlight on our partner: The American Cancer Society

 

Car Donation Wizard Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Everyday is Earth Day at our offices in Rhode Island, so this year to show our staff and all of our charity partners how Green we really are we decided to celebrate Earth Day with a scavenger hunt around our offices.

Our scavenger hunt was made up of ten questions and asked teams to take pictures, retrieve items and answer Earth Day related questions. The team that got the most questions right, in the quickest time got to each plant a tree at the back of our office space.

Our staff became really competitive and even our CEO got involved (his team came 3rd!)

Check out our Earth Day scavenger hunt winners planting their prizes!

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Jenn, Kathryn, Jen and Blaise with their prizes for winning the Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.

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We hope you had an enjoyable Earth Day 2014,  just like we did!

Remember make every day is Earth Day.

 

 

 

 

Unique Car Donation: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL donated to the ASPCA.

This month Car Donation Wizard received an very rare 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL that was donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. With the arrival of spring and summer approaching the 250 SL is the perfect summer project for all car enthusiasts.

The 250 SL is one of three models in the W113 Mercedes-Benz series that was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.

The 250 SL was in production for only one year, starting in December 1966 and ending in January 1968, which makes it the rarest of the W113 series cars. The 250 SL is the most popular car that Mercedes-Benz ever built and is extremely popular with collectors.

This donated vehicle features a rare Pagoda Top and is more popularly known as the “Pagoda” Coupe because of the unique shape of its roof line. The 250 SL was quite advanced for its era, having four-wheel disc brakes, all-independent suspension and a mechanically fuel injected six cylinder engine. Our donated vehicle features a hardtop, convertible frame. This vehicle is in need of a full restoration but once complete it will be extremely valuable.

Donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this vehicle will go the ASPCA.

This 1967  Mercedes Benz 250 SL is being auctioned at Manheim Jacksonville, FL location. 

If you have any more information about the 250 SL or would like to know more about this unique car donation you can call us on 877.957.2277 or email ars@arscars.com.

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Unique Car Donation: 1998 Chauffeur Driven Rolls Royce Donated to the ASPCA.

At Car Donation Wizard we see a lot of interesting vehicles pass through our doors, but very few can compare to this beautifully kept 1998 one owner Rolls Royce.

This Silver Spur was donated by a NYC socialite to one of her her favorite charities the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). It has 43,000 original miles, was 100% Chauffeur driven and garage stored.

This car was recently up for auction where it received a high bid of $30,000!

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this car will go towards supporting the ASPCA’s programs and mission “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Exclusively for Car Donation Wizard, check out the videos that were taken of this 1998 Rolls Royce.

Rolls Royce exterior walkaround

Rollys Royce interior walk around

Rolls Royce Engine Rev

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Car Donation Wizard Exhibits at AFP 2014

Last week Car Donation Wizard and V-DAC exhibited at the AFP Shift Conference in San Antonio,TX. The event took place over three days and had over 1500 attendees. We met some incredible people who were intrigued by the vehicle donation process and some  who were unaware of how easy it is to start a vehicle donation program for a charity of any size.

Top four questions non-profit professionals asked us at AFP 2014:

  1. What does V-DAC stand for? Vehicle Donation to Any Charity. Yes, that means any size charity big or small, v-dac can make a program to suit your needs and the needs of your organizations. Non-profit organizations can partner with V-DAC and start seeing the benefits of a vehicle donation program as soon as they get their first donated vehicle.
  2. How much does it cost to set up the program? The Vehicle Donation Program costs charities nothing to start up.  All costs associated with the program are deducted from the sale of the vehicle.  If you don’t get any donations, it doesn’t cost you anything!
  3. How much money is returned to the charity? We are proud to say that Car Donation Wizard returns over 80% of gross proceeds to our charity partners, We are the highest returning car donation program in the nation.
  4. Where do I sign up? Signing up to start you own vehicle donation program is easy. Click here to register with V-DAC.

Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc. will be heading to the RI AFP Conference on April 11th. If you would like to find out more information or just come by for a chat, please feel free to stop by our table.

Check out our President and CEO, Joseph Hearn, at this years AFP conference.