Zachary Lasky joined Advanced Remarketing Services in December of 2016. Since joining Zachary has focused on generating content like our charity car stories and further growing the Car Donation Wizard social media pages.
November 15th is America Recycles Day and it provides a chance to get to know the unexpected benefits and sustainability of donating a car.
On America Recycles Day there is more to know about the impact of your generous car donation than you may realize. Donating a car has long been a great way to have a positive impact on your favorite charity or the community you live in. Did you know that when you donate your car you are also helping clean up your neighborhood and providing a sustainable way to reduce and reuse materials used in the manufacturing of cars?
As a country we have done a great job at increasing our recycling rate yet it may be unknown to many people that the auto recycling industry is one of the largest in the United States. Often times when you donate a car it is not only raising money for the charity you chose but it is also going right into the recycling stream. Of course the life your favorite car that you have shared so many great memories in doesn’t end there.
Every year over 12 million cars enter the recycling stream.
Auto recycling contributes $25 billion annually to the national GDP and provides nearly 100,000 jobs.
More than 80% of materials used in a car will be recycled.
Steel makes up the majority of a cars body weight and every year more than 18 million tons of steel are melted down and reused. Steel is infinitely recyclable!
The U.S. and Canada recycle enough steel to produce 13 million new vehicles every year. P.S. there is recycled steel used in every new car manufactured so your already creating a positive impact!
Enough materials are recycled from cars to save 85 million barrels of oil from being used to make new parts.
Not only are metals and other materials reused but enough fluids and oils are safely removed from recycled cars to equal 8 Exxon Valdez oil spills.
About 90% of a vehicle’s aluminum is recycled, which is less than 10% of its weight but can be up to 50% of its recycled value.
Approximately 99% of car batteries are recycled.
Now not every car donation is destined for the recycling stream as there are many incredible kind-hearted people who donate their classic American muscle car or an antique roadster. Most people have a special love affair with their car regardless of its value as a piece of history. On America Recycles Day we want to express the positive environmental impact your car will continue to have and why you should consider donating a car today or in the future.
If you would like to learn about about how to donate a car visit our tips page for more information. If you already know you want to donate then pick one of the amazing non-profit organizations we support and start your car donation today! Feel free to share your story on social media with us and encourage your friends and family to donate a car to help save the environment.
Car Donations for Veterans is a meaningful way to support military and veteran related charities with a tax deduction eligible contribution.
This Memorial Day we are doing a special feature on car donations for veterans. This national holiday is a time where we all take a chance to honor the active and retired military members who serve our country. When donating a car there are many different car donation programs to choose from but we would like to highlight our veteran and military related charities that you can donate a car to.
Our featured organizations are Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Vets Vehicles and Fisher House Foundation. Donating a car to one of these charities is a great way to support our veterans with a significant and meaningful contribution. You may not realize the value your car still has and a charitable tax deduction eligible car donation is an easy and free way to get rid of your old vehicle.
The latest featured Habitat for Humanity car donation in the spotlight here is a 1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate. When you think about donating a car you may not realize there are some pretty special antique and exotic vehicles donated.
When you donate a car to charity you are usually contributing to the auto recycling industry – one of the largest industries in the U.S. More than 80% of a car is recycled or reused so most most car donations impact the environment in a positive way. If that wasn’t reason enough to consider donating a car you are also contributing to an amazing non-profit!
Importance of World Water Day to Car Donation Wizard
World Water Day (#worldwaterday) occurs on March 22nd annually and holds a lot of importance to us at Car Donation Wizard. Sponsored by the United Nations, this day is “about focusing attention on the importance of water.” This day is of particular importance to Car Donation Wizard because all of our employees live and work next to the ocean, in the city by the sea, Newport, Rhode Island. We see firsthand why everyone needs to take responsibility in taking care of this amazing part of nature.
Global Struggle for Clean Water
It is not just about having a beautiful ocean, lake or river to live by, work in and enjoy. Today over 2 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. That is almost 30% of the world’s population that has their health, education and livelihood directly affected by this global water crisis. There are issues directly related to demand, availability, quality and environmental impacts.
When you donate your car to charity you are helping make a difference to the non-profit organization of your choice. Our new video below is a step-by-step guide to help walk you through how to donate a car using Car Donation Wizard. Each year Car Donation Wizard processes thousands of car donations and is the top performing car donation program in the country. Donating a car to charity is quick and easy! Additionally, every car donation is eligible for a tax deduction.
Let Car Donation Wizard help you donate a car to charity.
So what are you waiting for? Check out the video below and learn how to donate a vehicle today using Car Donation Wizard.