Raising Money for Relay!

In January Car Donation Wizard decided to form a Relay For Life team: Cars for a Cure. We have been slowly raising money through different fundraising events and today we had our official kick-off event, a raffle at our offices, to start the Relay Season.

We approached local businesses in Rhode Island and the response was overwhelming. We had over 20 prizes that were raffled off today; including salons, barber shops, local restaurants and two pizza places that donated pizza for the event.

The kick-off was a huge success and we raised $442 for our team. Next up for the Cars for a Cure team is a bake sale on June 6th.

Check out some pictures from the event:

20140522_115625[1]Members of our Relay for Life team: Kara, Pam and Kalyn

1400765664147[1]All of our raffle sponsors. Thank you !

Car Donation Wizard is doing its part to help create a world with more birthdays in it. Working directly with the American Cancer Society on their vehicle donation program, has allowed us to see first hand how every dollar raised can help cancer patients, families and survivors fight back against cancer. If you want to learn more about Relay for Life, check out this video:

 

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American Cancer Society: Cars for A Cure

Every day the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with more birthdays in it. In 2012 Car Donation Wizard joined forces with the American Cancer Society to reintroduce the Cars for a Cure program.

Here are some facts and figures that demonstrate the amazing work that the American Cancer Society does and how donating your car today can help achieve even more.

  • Nearly 14 million people in the US who have had cancer- and countless more who have avoided it – will be celebrating birthdays this year.
  • The American Cancer Society had awarded more than $3.8 billion in research grants since 1945.
  • The American Cancer Society offers free lodging to more than 40,000 patients in 31 locations throughout the US through it’s Hope Lodges.
  • The American Cancer Society offers 1 million free transportation services throughout the US.
  • In 2014 one of the nations leading drug stores, CVS Caremark, stated that it will no longer be selling tobacco products or cigarettes at it’s drug stores, a campaign that the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network has worked tirelessly to achieve. In October 2014 CVS Caremark will be the first national drug store to take the step towards “the fight to save lives from the devastating effects of tobacco use”.

With all of the great results that the American Cancer Society has achieved they need funds to support their efforts, here are some of the fun and easy ways to give back:

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is held throughout the country and is a great way for communities and individuals to give back and raise money and awareness for cancer research.

This year Car Donation Wizard has a Relay for Life team. We have been campaigning for months, working with local businesses trying to raise money for cancer research and other programs run by the American Cancer Society. Everything from dress down days to raffles, we are raising money for our Cars for a Cure team and having fun at the same time!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

This is an annual walk that takes place across the Unites States. Survivors, caregivers and those affected by breast cancer come out to support the American Cancer Society’s mission “to create a world with more birthday’s in it”.

Vehicle Donation

We are a proud partner of the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure vehicle donation program. Vehicle donation is one of the easiest ways to give back to your favorite organization. Donate a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, trailer, airplane, motor-home or other vehicle today and help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives.

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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.

You might also link: Spotlight on our partner: The American Cancer Society

 

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How the American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure Program Works

Recently donated car to the American Cancer Society
We gratefully accept almost all car donations. We also accept donated trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and recreational vehicles. Boats and planes may require a call to see if they meet minimum criteria.
Your vehicle does not have to be running, but it must be whole and have four inflated tires so it can be moved by our towing operators. You will be asked to explain the condition of the vehicle. In rare cases, we are unable to accept a vehicle donation when the costs of transport and processing fees exceed the auction value of the vehicle.
All vehicle donations are processed as quickly as possible. Typically, we will pick up your vehicle within 2 or 3 days after the title is received by our processing center in Rhode Island. You can speed up the process by downloading documents online. Special arrangements can be made whenever car donations must be made quickly.
Our Car Donation Wizard will tell you what is required in your state. Most states require that you have a clear title to the vehicle; some states also require a notarized signature to complete a donation. If you cannot locate or have lost the certificate of title, we can help you obtain the proper documentation.
Donating a vehicle to charity can be a confusing decision. Many charity car donation programs promise to help the charities, but are run by third party processors that return very little to the non-profit. With most vehicle donation programs, the charity typically receives between 15 and 35% of the gross selling price to fund their charitable mission. The rest is consumed by third party ‘fees’. Car Donation Wizard consistently delivers between 75 and 80% of the gross selling price for car donations back to the charity. We take our responsibility to bring the highest return back to the organization very seriously, and we are proud to run the most efficient vehicle donation program in the country. View our car donation tips for more info on how to maximize your charitable contribution.
If you itemize deductions on your income tax return, it may be possible to claim a tax deduction for your charitable car donation. In general, donors who itemize their taxes may deduct the fair market value of any donated car up to $499. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you may deduct the full selling price.
We use a fully licensed and insured national transportation network that complies with all federal and state regulations. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, our authorized agent, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle. When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.

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Vehicle of the Month: 1975 Ford Ranchero

This 1975 Ford Ranchero, was recently donated to the American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure program, with proceeds going towards cancer research, education, resources, support and treatment.

Produced between 1957 and 1979 the Ranchero was a unique two-door sedan on a station wagon body with a cargo bed in the back.

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Most prominent on the 70s Rancheros was a wide, gaping ‘fishmouth’ grille and a new body-on-frame design.

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In pop culture, Ranchero‘s can be found:

  • In the music video for Brooks and Dunn’s hillbilly deluxe.
  • The character of Harvey Leek on the TV show Nash Bridges drove a 1972 Ranchero.
  • On an episode of My Name is Earl, the character of Earl bought a 1970 Ford Ranchero for his brother Randy.
  • It has been reported that the Ford Ranchero was the favorite vehicle of Elvis Presley. Indeed, he owned a 1967 Ford Ranchero 500, purchased new in 1967 by Elvis, for use on his small ranch in Northern Mississippi. This Ranchero reportedly now belongs to the Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton, Arkansas.
  • In the James Bond movie “Goldfinger”, Odd Job used a blue 1964 Ranchero to return a crushed Lincoln Continental to Auric Goldfinger’s ranch.

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How to Donate Your Car to the American Cancer Society

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2008 Subaru Outback donated to American Cancer Society’s Cars for a Cure program.

Start your car donation over the phone with a customer service representative, at 888-227-5500 or by filling our our easy vehicle donation form online. All vehicle donations are processed as quickly as possible. Typically, we will pick up your vehicle within 2 or 3 days after the title is received by our processing center. If you need your vehicle picked up sooner, special arrangements can be made by contacting us and letting us know.

To donate your vehicle, we’ll ask you about the year, make, model and condition of the vehicle, whether you have the title to your vehicle, where you want the vehicle picked up and where you want your tax receipt sent (in case these are not one in the same). Once you give us this information, we will e-mail you instructions for signing over your title.

In general, when selling or donating a vehicle you must complete the section of the title labeled “assignment of title by owner” or “transfer of ownership by seller”.

In the “assignment of title by owner” or similar section, any fields that require information about the seller/owner/transferor are asking for information about you. When the title asks for the sellers name you would either print or sign your name exactly as it appears on the title where you are listed as the owner. Most states require that all owners listed on the title must print and sign their name when transferring ownership.

Any fields that require information about a buyer/purchaser/transferee are asking for information about the person you are selling or donating the vehicle to. This section should never, under any circumstances, be left completely blank as this can lead to abuses and liability for you.

Note that whiteout or cross outs on your title are not accepted by your state’s motor vehicle department. If this happens, your title will become void, but we will happily provide you the documents and help necessary to get a new title and complete your car donation.

Instructions for what to do with your title after you’ve filled it out will be provided on a case by case basis.

The American Cancer Society uses a fully licensed and insured national transportation network that complies with all federal and state regulations. By signing the title directly to Advanced Remarketing Services, our authorized agent, you are legally transferring ownership of your vehicle. When your title is received and your vehicle is picked up, you are no longer responsible for the vehicle.

After your vehicle is sold, the charity will receive the proceeds from your donation for their great mission and you will receive a tax receipt letting you know how much the vehicle sold for.

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