Car Donations That Benefit Arts and Entertainment Charities

With the many organizations out there, it can be hard to narrow down just one to donate a car to. That’s why were shining the spotlight on some of the best organizations in the arts and entertainment category, that not only accept vehicle donations, but use them to continue sharing their values and showcasing their talents.

Here are a few arts and entertainment charities that you can donate a vehicle to today:

Ocean State Theatre Company

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Founded in 2007, Ocean State Theatre Company, Inc (OSTC), aims to preserve the historic continuity of the Rhode Island landmark, Theatre By The Sea, located in Matunuck, RI, a quarter mile from the shore, and pursue avenues of art enrichment and education throughout the state of Rhode Island. Each and every car donation to OSTC will go directly toward the fulfillment of that mission.

The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook

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Donating a car to the Great American Songbook ensures that the great music of our country will remain accessible to those who grew up with it, so their children will learn and understand the history of this music and it will continue to be enjoyed by current and future generations. It’s is the hope of G.A..S. that children growing up in America will not be deprived of the knowledge and enjoyment of this music that is part of the character and heritage of America and the generation that created it will know it will remain part of what represents the best of our country.

Aid to Artisans

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Car donations help create economic opportunities for artisan groups around the world where livelihoods, communities, and craft traditions are marginal or at risk. Aid to Artisans blend a passion for the deep-rooted cultures and handmade traditions of the developing world with a commitment to building profitable businesses. Environmentally sound practices are at the foundation of our methodology. Recognizing that we can only bring lasting economic growth if we provide an integrated approach to product development, business skills training, market access and eco-effective processes.

Alliance of Artist Communities

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The Alliance gives a collective voice on behalf of its members, small and large, that leverages support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. Donating a car to this organization helps provide, fund and advocate resources for the work of artists.

 

Valentine’s Day Inspired Car Donations

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This Valentine’s Day, we thank all of our donors who have lovingly donated a vehicle to one of Car Donation Wizard’s amazing charities over the years.

We do not take it lightly that for some households, a car donation may be the single largest charitable gift made during the year, or ever. This is all the more reason to make sure that the donation you make is being used for the greatest charitable benefit. We strive to earn your charity the most money and you the largest tax deduction for your donation. Call us anytime (855-957-2277) to talk about the average proceeds we return (around 80% of every vehicle sold go back to the charity) and how that organization uses the proceeds (renovating or rebuilding homes with Habitat, cancer research with American Cancer Society, school-in-a-box kits for UNICEF, and more!). We hope you’ll share your experience donating with us and even consider volunteering with your charity to really see how your car donation dollars are being used.

Happy Valentines Day!

Cool 70’s Car Donations

This 1973 Chevrolet Beauville sport van donated in support of Car Talk. This car was lovingly driven 365,000 miles before being donated.

This 1974 Aro Aerolite was donated in support of Public Radio.

This 1975 brightly colored, neon green Volkswagen Beetle was donated in support of the American Cancer Society through the Cars for a Cure program.

This cool golden 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass was donated in support of Habitat for Humanity in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

 

The First Affordable Automobile: 1926 Ford Model TT

This generously donated Ford Model TT from the height of the Roaring ‘20s is a beautifully restored example of the legendary automobile.

There are so many historical and industrial milestones surrounding the Model TT that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Over 15 million units were produced by the end of the vehicle’s 19-year production run, a record that held for 45 years after. Perhaps only the Volkswagen Beetle comes close to the ubiquity and iconic status of the Model TT .

Perhaps the Model TT speaks most to visionary founder Henry Ford’s all-encompassing formula of making the highest possible quality product, in the most efficient manner possible, for sale at most competitive price possible, all the while compensating his employees with the highest wages possible. Ford pushed every boundary in making and selling the Model TT , and basically everyone won as a result. It was a chain reaction: innovative practices inspired competitors, competition drove prices down and wages up, employees were rewarded well, customers were continually given a quality product in exchange for affordable price, and Ford’s empire was solidified for the ages.

The Model TT was so accessible to the average American that the price actually dropped every year during the production run. This is unheard of, especially in today’s market when seemingly all prices – especially car prices – seem to tick up with the blink of an eye. In 1908 the Model T cost $850, or around $21,340 in today’s dollars when adjusted for inflation. In 1916, the prices had dropped to only $360 for the most basic Model T, or around $7,020 in today’s dollars. In 2012, the least expensive new car is $10,990. Henry Ford still has us beat.

Although earlier Model T cars were available in a variety of colors, by 1914 Ford insisted they all be painted black. By 1918, half the cars on the road in the U.S. were Model T’s.

The Model TT represents the best of American industry, when goods were still manufactured here and everybody benefited. The market took care of itself. Seeing this restored example is mindful of great ideas and innovations, despite the car itself being a relatively simple mechanism. The key was in the way it was produced and marketed. Now that it’s being donated, we’re also mindful of generosity and charity as well.

Other cool donated cars:

Animal Striped Miata

1958 Lyman Boat

1990 Buick Reatta

 

Holiday Inspired Car Donations

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This 2001 green Mazda Miata was generously donated in Allentown, NJ to Car Talk’s WFYI radio station.

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This 1998 red and white Ford F150 was generously donated in Maize, KS to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program.

Silver and Blue Donated Car

This 1996 silver and blue two-toned Chevrolet G20 Bonaventure Van was generously donated in Norman, OK to the American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure program.

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This 1994 blue and white Holiday Rambler Illumilite RV was generously donated in New York, NY to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program.

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This 1985 Mercedez-Benz 300 was generously donated in Harrisburg, PA to Car Talk’s WITF radio station.