Spotlight on our Charity Partner: North Shore Animal League America

The dreary days of winter make it tough to keep our New Year resolutions and see a spike of Seasonal Affective Disorder in Humans but it’s also an especially tough time on pets.  This time of year sees an influx of animals to shelters. Unwanted or badly treated dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens are all looking for their ‘forever homes’. Here at Car Donation Wizard we want to highlight some facts about our charity partner, North Shore Animal League America, and let you know the impact that your car donation to animals can have.

  1. NSALA was founded in 1944 by a small group of animal lovers, intent on finding homes for abandoned pets that would otherwise be destroyed.
  2. NSALA is the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.
  3. Over the past decade NSALA has saved an average of 20,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens each year – and 1,000,000 lives saved to date
  4. NSALA receives no government funding and with an average cost of $1,250 to rescue, nurture, and ready a pet for adoption- car donations from generous supporters like you, are critical to continuing their mission – saving more animals lives.
  5. Car Donation wizard gives back over 80% of proceeds from car sales to our charity partners. Funds from the NSALA car donation program support all the hands-on work which includes the shelters, ongoing rescue efforts, lifesaving Mobile Adoption Units, and their Pet Health Center.
  6. Today, NSALA continues to make innovations that save more pets lives, support shelter and rescue groups, and add awareness to the plight of shelter animals everywhere.

By generously donating your vehicle today, you can help ensure that NSALA can succeed in their vision to “Create a world where all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes and to end animal cruelty and euthanasia.”

Check out Car Donation Wizard today, and see how one simple act of kindness can make a world of difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car Donation : Holiday Edition

Tis Season for Giving, so here at Car Donation Wizard we decided to let you know some of the benefits and top tips to help with your end of year car donations. Remember that donating a car prior to December 31st, 2013 will be eligible for 2013 tax deductions.

Benefits of Donating your Car:

  • Much easier than trying to sell the car yourself.
  • Eliminates costs of maintaining, registering, and insuring a car which you no longer need.
  • Free vehicle pick-up/towing.
  • Most charities will take donated cars regardless of vehicle condition, running or not.
  • Tax Deductions- If you sign your title over by  December 31st, 2013 will be eligible for 2013 tax deductions.

Top Tips:

  1. Find a worthy cause- Make sure that Charity is an organization that is will known and trusted; otherwise the deduction may be challenged.
  2. Ask how much the Charity will receive (how much of the gross proceeds will go back to the charity). Car Donation Wizard is proud to say that between 80%– 85% of gross proceeds from car donations go back to our Charity partners.
  3. Know the status of the Charity. In order for donors to qualify for a tax deduction, the Charity that received the donated car must be an IRS- approved 501 © (3) organization.

Benefits for Charities- Car Donations Make it Possible for:

  • Habitat for Humanity to build and rehabilitate houses in partnership with families in need of a hand up, not a hand out.
  • The American Cancer Society to celebrate more birthdays through research breakthroughs, advocacy, and patient access to life saving amenities.
  • Feed the Children to deliver food, medicine, clothing, and other necessities to individuals, children, and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster.
  • Arthritis Foundation to help people take control of arthritis by providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation, and conducting evidence-based programs.
  • March of Dimes to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
  • One Laptop Per Child to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children.

For more information please visit our website Car Donation Wizard, and see the fill list of outstanding charities that you can donate to.

Happy Holidays from, Car Donation Wizard.

Spotlight on our Partner: The American Cancer Society

We are proudly partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure vehicle donation program. The American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of birthdays and this year they celebrated their 100th anniversary in the flight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is an organization that believes in saving lives by helping people around the country prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable. At its core, the American Cancer Society is a vigilant grassroots force of citizen-soldiers; passionate volunteers who tirelessly seek to save lives from cancer. Whether it’s passing smoke-free laws through their Cancer Action Network Program, increasing funding for cancer research, improving access to quality health care, or inspiring communities to take up the fight, ACS fights on all fronts, because the lessons we learn from one battlefield can mean victory on another. Through community events like Relay For Life® and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, we mobilize the world’s largest movement to defeat cancer once and for all.

Cancer Research, Car DonationCars for KidsSupport cancer research through car donation

Fight for everyone.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate; neither does ACS. The American Cancer Society fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer, in every community. ACS fights so one day no one has to ever face cancer.

Combine wisdom with passion.

Their unwavering commitment is based on a century of experience. ACS turns what they know about cancer – like how to prevent it – into what they do. And they fight on every front, because lessons from one battlefield can mean victory on another.

Results.

The list of accomplishments ACS has achieved with their more than 3 million supporters is long, but the bottom line is that more than 11 million cancer survivors – and countless Americans who have avoided cancer – are celebrating birthdays this year because of the progress they have made.

Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Give back today through vehicle donations. Donate a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, trailer, airplane, motorhome or other vehicle today and help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives.

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.

Cars For a Cure

Why Donate a Vehicle With Us?

Some competitive advantages of donating your vehicle to one of our many fantastic Charity Partners:

1) Time: We’re much faster than the competition. We communicate online with most donors and our towers pick up the vehicles quickly and efficiently.

2) Technology: We’re technologically far advanced.  From the simplest details like with our auctions and buyers, we are light years ahead of the competition.

3) Team: We’ve got a great, experienced team, and we’re committed to our Charity Partners.

4) Towing Rates: We negotiate terrific auction and towing rates (much better than the competition receives.)

5) Track: We report and track all details related to the donations so that the charities we work with get up to the minute information on their donors and their vehicles.

6) Translation: All of this basically translates into lower costs + higher gross selling price. We get more dollars for vehicles by selling at the very best outlets, without having to be loyal to one location.

Most Vehicle Donation Programs promise the charity a split of the ‘net proceeds’. These net amounts are derived after the third party deducts their own fees. This means that the charity’s true net is usually between 15% and 35% of the gross return.

Our charities consistently receive between over 80% of the gross sales price as their net return. No other Vehicle Donation Program Can Deliver the Same.

Car Donations: How Much Can I Deduct?

When you donate a car you may deduct the fair market value when filing your taxes, this may be different than the Kelly Blue Book Value, as vehicle worth varies depending on the type of re-sale marketplace.

The actual amount you are able to deduct is dependent on what the charity does with the donated vehicle. Once your charity sells the vehicle, your deduction is limited to the gross proceeds the charity receives from selling the vehicle. If that amount is less than $500, you may be able to deduct the fair market value up to $500.

Sample Scenario from Cars.com:

On April 1, 2013, you donated your car to the local food bank. When you donated the car, you had determined that the fair market value was $4,300. On April 15, 2013, the charity sold your car (to someone other than a needy individual), without any significant intervening use or material improvement, and received gross proceeds of $3,700. Your deduction may not exceed $3,700.