Guest Blogger: Jacqueline Martel
This year we had a very interesting donation of a 1988 Chevrolet Food Truck! This unique donation was from the Rhode Island School of Design, a local prestigious art college. The donation generated a substantial sum of support for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have the biggest hearts!
The Rhode Island School of Design had one of the most unique forms of donation towards the food bank, a food truck itself! What better way to promote the depletion of widespread hunger than by recycling the source of food sales?
This truck helped feed countless hungry college students as a food truck, and thousands of hungry Rhode Islanders as a vehicle donation!
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
The RI Community Food Bank was established in 1982. They strive to distribute millions of pounds of food through donations for those in need. In order to meet the high demand for food donations, the RI Food Bank solicits donations from the public as well as purveyors in the food industry such as supermarkets and local growers. With its spacious facility and willing staff, the food bank distributes about 200,000 of food to its donors each week through its 155 member agencies.
Aside from monetary donations, the food bank is always accepting nutritious, non-perishable food items. Their network of agencies delivers these donations to Rhode Islanders in need.
For every dollar donated, the RI Food Bank has the ability to acquire three meals for someone in need.
They are also accepting vehicle donations year round!
It doesn’t have to be a food truck to help feed those in need! We can accept vehicles of just about any size or condition.
If you want to make a donation, please visit our website or call us at 877-957-2277.
Who Are They?
Located in stunning Boulder County Colorado, sits the beautiful facilities of Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Since 1982, Greenwood has been one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation centers along Colorado’s Front Range. Each year, Greenwood cares for over 3,400 animals which represents over 200 species. Between wildlife rehabilitators and veterinarians, these animals receive the highest quality care in hope of someday returning to the wild where they belong. Advanced Remarketing Services has partnered with Greenwood Wildlife to turn your car donation into charity dollars for Greenwood’s rehabilitation center. Reach out to Advanced Remarketing Services today and donate your car to the charity of your choice. Once after all, that old junk car of yours will finally be put to good use as a car donation!
What Do They Offer?
Along with Greenwood’s world-class rehabilitation center, they also offer wildlife educational programs, animal sponsorship’s, and run a thrift store. The wildlife educational programs are designed to be entertaining and educating for preschoolers all the way to senior citizens. Each program is tailored to fit it’s audience and explain what Greenwood does, who they treat, and how to help.
Sponsoring an animal is a great way to help foster that animal back to health. When an animal becomes sponsored, their food, medicine, and caging is all covered by their sponsor. Sponsorship’s are a great resources for animal care centers because they eliminate the financial burden of rehabilitation and being able to meet each animals needs. Rather than worrying about cost, Greenwood is able to focus entirely on giving these animals the attention and care they need.
The thrift store that Greenwood owns and operates sells everything from clothing, home decor, art, music, books and furniture. What makes their thrift store unique is that every dollar made goes right back into the rehabilitation center. It’s uncommon to find a wildlife rehab center that’s as professional, successful, and caring as Greenwood.
How You Can Help?
Are you looking to donate your car? It’s a great time to call Advanced Remarketing Services and begin the simple process of donating a car to charity. Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be happy to accept any car donation and use it to help nurse the Colorado wildlife back to health. Greenwood thanks you for your support and we at Advanced Remarketing Services are looking forward to helping you with your car donation.
The International Day of Tolerance is here! The United Nations first observed this special day in 1996.
The United Nations is committed to tolerance, the natural antidote to the disregard for human life that justifies injustice.
One of the UN’s responses is the global TOGETHER campaign launched 2016. They seek to fight xenophobia and discrimination that unfortunately have grown in the current migrant crisis. It is so important to protect the most vulnerable populations, which includes migrants and refugees.
Another way to celebrate the International Day of Tolerance is by supporting the US Fund for UNICEF.
UNICEF stands for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, created by the UN after World War II. Their first mission was to directly remedy the lack of security, food, and healthcare faced by children in war-torn countries.
Today, UNICEF is active in over 190 countries and territories worldwide, caring for children and youths who are in need.
How You Can Help
The surprisingly easy way to support this incredible charity? Donate a car to UNICEF! When you visit our website or give us a call at 855-487-3863, we can get you set up for a lifesaving donation.
Even older, end-of-life cars can help UNICEF save lives worldwide. Donations like yours help keep vulnerable children safe.
We make donating your car to UNICEF easy. Simply reach out with basic information on your vehicle, and our licensed towing agencies will pick it up free of charge. You will be eligible for a tax credit, and UNICEF will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds.
If you want to help save young lives, the key may be in your driveway.
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.
Roll out the red carpet! This week’s vehicle spotlight highlights a luxury car with a dazzling history, donated to support Disabled American Veterans. It is easy to make a difference with a DAV car donation, even if it isn’t as flashy as this story!
The Car: 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II
This car is iconic, but don’t just take our word from it.
According to this knowledgeable donor:
“The Silver Wraith II was built from 1977 until 1980 with a production total of only 2,145 vehicles, making it among the RAREST Rolls-Royce models ever produced. The Silver Wraith II is a masterpiece of hand-built craftsmanship. There are automobiles — and then there is the Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II. So luxurious, it qualified as a limousine. With its individually longer wheelbase,
the ride was remarkably smooth — the sophisticated self-leveling system kept the Silver Wraith II at optimum ride height regardless of the load. The Silver Wraith II was the most formal of all Rolls Royce saloons. It was among the first of the ultra-luxury saloons to crack the $100,000 USD mark.
The Silver Wraith II augmented the model hierarchy as the company Flagship.”
This beautiful vintage luxury vehicle was donated in support of a noble cause and brought a significant benefit to the charity, DAV.
Disabled American Veterans
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has been serving veterans since 1920. They have a critical focus: “empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.”
Nationwide, they have nearly 1,300 chapters and over 1 million members. DAV works to ensure veterans get the benefits and respect they deserve.
One important facet is providing free assistance so veterans can get their earned benefits and services. In 2017, DAV helped connect veterans and their families with over $4 billion in benefits. They advocate for disabled veterans and their families in the state, local and federal levels of government. Also, they help veterans help one another, through volunteer outreach.
Disabled American Veterans does amazing work — but they need your help.
DAV Car Donation
An easy way to support your local chapter and veterans in your area? A DAV car donation.
The process is simple. Just visit our website or give us a call at (877) 215-0227. We can give you all the information you’ll need to have your car towed in no time. You’ll even be eligible for a tax deduction for your donation!