A Special KISS Motorcycle Donation to NSAL

Usually on our vehicle stories, we tell you about the history of an interesting donation. This North Shore Animal League motorcycle donation comes with a story – and unique design – of its own!

Custom art on the side of this Kawasaki North Shore Animal League motorcycle donation.

In the words of the generous donor:

“Being a passionate KISS fan since 1976, it only made sense my motorcycle reflected this. I was quite satisfied with my own artwork and pinstripes on the tank and fenders, and the flashing red lights that went with the paint.

However, life and riding became much more exciting on September 29, 2007, when Ace Frehley pulled into Moroneys Harley Davidson, shortly after I dropped it off for service! I introduced myself, showed him the bike, and the artwork. He agreed to sign the back fender, where the pinstripes reflected his makeup.

Flash forward to June 2017, I brought the front fender, with Peter Criss’ makeup in pinstripes, to NYC, where he signed it. I was a proud and happy woman wandering the streets of Manhattan holding the front fender of a motorcycle. So, two out of four isn’t bad, I guess. It’s been a fantastic adventurous chapter in my life, riding this bike.”

Peter Criss, better known as the Catman and drummer of the rock band KISS, may have been this creative donor’s inspiration for supporting the North Shore Animal League.

The North Shore Animal League is a wonderful charity that is the one of the oldest and largest no-kill shelters in North America!

Since 1944, they’ve saved over 1,000,000 animals’ lives!They do more than help animals. They coordinate educational outreach programs. That means working with schools and libraries to help connect kids with animals, teaching critical skills including emotional intelligence. Over 3,000,000 students have been involved in their educational programs!

North Shore Animal League is an amazing charity, and they can’t do it all alone…

Do you want to help the North Shore Animal League and the incredible charitable work they do? Did you know that they accept car, boat, RV, and motorcycle donations?

The process to donate your vehicle is incredibly quick and easy. Simply call in at 800-752-6462 or visit our donation page to get started!

We will tow your car away for free, and on average, 75-80% will go directly to the North Shore Animal League! Even better, your donation is tax deductible!


1978 Land Rover donated to KCUR

This week’s story highlights a vintage donation manufactured in England and donated to support KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s easy to donate a car to KCUR or to your favorite public radio station. Keep reading to learn about this unique vintage vehicle, and how you can support the stations you love.

1978 Land Rover Series III

Land Rover is synonymous worldwide with offroading, and this particular car sure looks like it could drive up a mountain or through a desert.

The Land Rover was initially designed as a working vehicle, a sort of tractor/car hybrid that would be as useful on the farm as on the road. Though it doesn’t look aerodynamic, it sure looks sturdy and capable of all sorts of travel.

Two brothers drove a Series III in the first east-west crossing of Australia by car. It’s hard to imagine a better car to travel the Australian outback. Adventurous drivers can even outfit the Series III with up to three gas tanks to avoid pesky fuel stops.

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Land Rovers can do exactly what the name suggests, traversing terrain that a lesser car couldn’t manage.

Perhaps the most unexpected capability of this car? Supporting KCUR as a donated vehicle!

How to Donate a Car to KCUR

KCUR is the flagship NPR station for the Kansas City metropolitan area. Their broadcasts reach a 90-mile radius in Missouri and Kansas and you can tune in 24/7. 

They broadcast national programs that you can hear on NPR stations nationwide, but that’s not all. KCUR creates and broadcasts several shows specific to the Kansas City region, including Central Standard12th Street Jump, and Cyprus Avenue.

Maybe KCUR keeps you company on your commutes, like so many donors. If you’re a listener, you definitely trust their commitment to reporting on the local stories that matter in your community.

You might be wondering, how can you support KCUR? That’s where Car Donation Wizard comes in. Maybe you have a 1978 Land Rover to donate, or maybe you just have an older junk car that’s gathering dust in the driveway. Either way, we can help.

When you donate a car to KCUR through Car Donation Wizard, you can be sure that they will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds of your donation. That means 80 cents of every dollar goes straight to your favorite programs.

To get started, simply visit our website or give us a call at (877) 215-0227 and we can get your car picked up in no time.

It’s time for your car to embark on a new and unexpected adventure — supporting your favorite public radio station!




Charity Spotlight: Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

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Serving Boulder’s Homeless since 1982

Located in beautiful Boulder, Colorado sits the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Since 1982, this non-profit has been offering shelter, meals, and help to Boulder’s homeless. With over 105,800 meals served each year the Boulder Shelter has not only helped save countless lives, but also created a positive sense of community for the homeless.

How to Help

Advanced Remarketing Services cannot be thankful enough there’s an organization as socially responsible as the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. Without their efforts, Boulder would have a far undeserved group of people struggling to live. So donate your car today! Begin by contacting ARS and we will help make your car donation simple and easy! With the money provided from this car donation, you have helped ensure that the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless will continue their great work for years.

What the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Offers

The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is a pristine facility that can sleep 160 adults per night. Boulder Shelter offers a transition program that prepares adults for what life is like outside of homelessness. Since 1996, there has been 982 graduates that are now healthy functioning members of society. Boulder Shelter also has an on-staff mental health therapist that aims to help clients move past any mental or emotional problems. With a resource like this offered in a shelter, it makes the transition from homelessness much easier. The Boulder Shelter strives to heal and help the homeless in any way they can.

How A Car Donation Can Help

Donate your car today and help the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. The shelter will gladly accept any donations and put them towards food, shelter, and any other necessities the guests need. A car donation is a great way to help support a charity that you feel is making a difference. Call Advanced Remarketing Services today and start your car donation that will help make a difference in someone else’s life.



Charitable Giving Fraud Alert

Good Intentioned Donors Duped by Bad Car Donation Programs

DID YOU KNOW? About 35% of Charity Car Donations typically happen between October 15 and December 31 to take advantage of the end of year tax deductions.

FACT: Some of the most brazen charity donation schemes and frauds are perpetrated on Car Donors and Charities.  

FACT: MOST Charitable Car donation programs have an astonishing lack of transparency.  

  • Car Donors are often unclear about who they are donating to, how the cars are handled and where the money goes.
  • Charities see only a small fraction of the money raised.

At Car Donation Wizard, we want to set the record straight. We work with respected charities, and we give the highest returns of ANY car donation program out there. You’re too smart to donate your car to just anyone, and we want to help you make an informed decision.

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We believe in transparency, just like we believe in the charities we work with. We’ve got the numbers to prove it, too. Through car donations, we’ve helped raise over $150,000,000 for your favorite charities!

More Facts and Examples of Car Donation Schemes and Failures

  1. Illegitimate charities abandon donor vehicles on US roadways and donors are liable even after the donation appears to be complete
  2. Many programs offer ‘net returns to charity,’ only pennies of the gross dollar raised. Car Donation Wizard is different, and we work hard to keep costs low so your donation stays high.
  3. The internet search term ‘Car Donation’ is one of the most expensive search terms throughout the internet. Illegitimate programs drive the clicks up to terrific heights this time of year. Some programs spend more money on advertising than on doing good.
  4. Some of the largest car donation programs in the Country are actually religious charities but don’t announce that clearly on their site or literature.  Their status as religious charities reduces oversight.
  5. In the last 5 years, several of these car donation programs have been investigated by state attorney generals for but continue their dubious operations today.
  6. Many well-known car donation services have serious issues of private benefit or private inurement but there is little enforcement to address these illegal activities.
  7. Car Donation is a great source of long-term revenue for charity but the entire industry is racked by the worst versions of deceit for personal gain.


  • Make sure the charity is an organization that you know and trust. We only work with registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits, which means no matter which respectable organization you choose, you will get a tax receipt. If you aren’t sure, check out Charity Navigator, a great source for 
  • 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 after you donate a car to them. If the program won’t promise over 70% of the Gross, look elsewhere.
  • Once you’ve decided to donate a car to charity, sign the title directly over to the charity or their agent. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, LEAVE THE ‘BUYER’ SECTION OF THE TITLE BLANK. Or you could end up in a situation like this SCAM.
  • Ask how and where the money will be spent. We at Car Donation Wizard can easily answer this. BEWARE of charity car donation programs that promise to send proceeds to another organization

We want to prevent further donation dollar defrauding. It’s always a great time to inform potential donors about the best and most responsible programs.  Advanced Remarketing Services is an expert in Car Donation.

For more information on how a charity car donation program should be run or background on any of this information from our President Joseph Hearn, reach out via Linkedin; or email jhearn@arscars.com



Donate for #GivingTuesday!

Today marks #GivingTuesday 2018, a day of giving and collaboration powered by social media. It is estimated last year $274 million dollars was raised online in response to the sixth annual #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday also kicks off the spirit of giving season. Are you thinking of doing something different than a monetary donation to charity this season? Celebrate #GivingTuesday by donating your car to charity and we will return 80% of every gross dollar raised back to our charity partners. We work with some of the nation’s best charities, visit Car Donation Wizard to make your charity choice. #GivingTuesday is a great day to remind us as Americans the importance of giving to those in need and the thousands of non-profit organizations around the world that spend 365 days a year working to make a difference. Your car donation can help build a new home for a family, help find a cure for cancer, or be put to use with humanitarian efforts worldwide.  Donating your car to such causes is a great way to give something back. Not to mention the environmental impact donating your old vehicle has on our planet!

2018 will present new opportunities and challenges with the tax reform, but based on more people and organizations aware of the success of #GivingTuesday since its start in 2012, it is likely we will see more dollars raised than last year. And, contrary to some predictions, people are in fact still donating, and not just for the tax deduction. ARS President, Joe Hearn’s Wreckonomics Special Charity Spotlight, looks specifically at car donation trends and why they are here to stay. Our largest charity programs continue to grow in 2018 and we predict that growth to continue. Ready to be a part of the #GivingTuesday movement today? Simply start your car donation online at www.cardonationwizard.com or call one of our vehicle donation experts at  (877) 957-2277!