Finding a legitimate car donation program

Don’t get duped in the process of finding the most legitimate car donation program.

Don’t get duped! There are hundreds of car donation programs on the Internet making heartfelt appeals for vehicles, but only a small number of these programs actually make a difference to the charity.

Tips before you donate a car to charity:

>>Make sure the charity is an organization that you know and trust. There are thousands of organizations that accept car donations. Before you choose to donate, remember that all charities are not created equal. Look for an organization whose work you recognize as benefiting the community or the world. Be concerned about “charities” that have cute-sounding names or might sound similar to a charity you know (for example, Habitat for Humans instead of Habitat for Humanity).

>>Ask how much the charity will receive. The charity has a responsibility to best manage your vehicle donation. Ask how much of the gross proceeds will go back to the charity. If the organization will only list the percentage of net proceeds, then your car donation could be largely wasted. Several published reports have clearly established that most car donation programs return between 15 and 35% of the gross back to the charity, but they report it as 50 to 70% of the net. This could be the difference between the charity of your choice receiving $1,000 or $150 for your car donation. Car Donation Wizard returns between 75% and 80% of the GROSS from each auto donation back to the charity.


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