Time is Running Out on the NJ Cars for Homes Matching Grant

If you are considering a trade in on your car, boat, motorcycle or RV, now you can also have the satisfaction of making a donation to the work of your local New Jersey Habitat for Humanity, but time is of the essence.

Local NJ Habitat’s has been awarded a matching donation grant of up to $25,000 from Habitat’s Cars for Homes™program. This means that the cash value of vehicles donated to these affiliates before September 1, 2011, will be matched with donations from the parent organization. Morris Habitat’s Executive Director, Blair Bravo, states that “we are so close to meeting our goal that just a few more donations will make all the difference for us.”

The money raised goes to support building affordable, energy efficient homes. In counties across the country, hundreds of volunteers partner with families in need to donate their time help to promote and build decent affordable housing. As of June 2011 one Habitat affiliate, in Morris County, NJ had completed 46 homes in 14 different municipalities in 2 counties.

People who donate a vehicle may be able to claim the deduction on their 2011 income tax return. Consult your tax adviser or the IRS for details.

One of the program donors, Jan, told Habitat International, “You guys did a great job with my car donation. The process took less time than getting my morning coffee! Helping a charity felt great and the tax deduction ended up being bigger than I expected.”


Watch our video on car donation to Habitat for Humanity below!