1994 Ford F-350 donated to March of Dimes

Car Donation Wizard accepts car donations of all shapes and sizes, and today’s donation spotlight is on an especially handy truck: a Ford F-350. Keep reading to learn about the specifications of this vehicle donation, and how it helped March of Dimes,

The Car: 1994 Ford F-350

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This commercial bucket truck is part of the well known Ford F-series. Ford produced the first series of this truck in 1948! These trucks have been the best selling vehicle overall in the US since 1986. They are currently producing the 13th generation.

The F-350 is only available for commercial use, and is a part of the ninth generation of this iconic Ford series.  This particular vehicle is a bucket truck, which has a range of commercial uses. Some of the functions include electric utility, construction, forestry and landscaping, harvesting fruit, and fire rescue.

This F-350 had an even better use — the owner donated this vehicle to March of Dimes.

The Charity: March of Dimes

Did you know that around half a million babies are born with birth defects, or prematurely in the US? March of Dimes fights premature birth, and works to support the health of all mothers and babies.

March of Dimes actually began with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s struggle with polio. This led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which we know today as March of Dimes. They successfully cured polio, and now fight against premature birth and birth defects.

March of Dimes works locally, with community programs in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. These programs also focus on marginalized populations, who are more likely to experience health inequities.

They also have six research centers dedicated to ending prematurity, in the US and in England. These combined efforts of interdisciplinary research and community outreach help reduce risk and care for moms and babies, but they still need help.

Help with a Charity Car Donation

Even if you don’t have a super-powered commercial vehicle, you can still be a hero when you donate your car to March of Dimes.

Do you have questions about how to donate a car to charity? Our process is simple.

All you need to donate your car is some basic information about the vehicle and where our licensed tow agents should pick it up. Your car donation will be picked up in no time, and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction!

Car Donation Wizard is the best charity car donation program, and at least 75-80% of every gross dollar from auction goes directly to your charity. What are you waiting for? Donate a car to charity today, and join the fight against prematurity.

Visit our website or give us a call at 1-855-493-7427 and one of our friendly representatives will help you donate your car today.

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50 States of Charities: Alabama to Georgia

Get ready for a virtual road trip that will take you across all 50 states. Car Donation Wizard helps you donate your car to charity, but sometimes picking an organization can be tough. If you want to keep your car donation local, we will help you find a great charity right in your home state.

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Buckle up, today’s trip will start in Alabama and end in Georgia, but it’ll take a roundabout road. Take a look at few charities from the first 10 states. Every charity car donation makes a difference.

This list won’t contain all charities in every state, that would take too long to read! Don’t forget, you can always look up charities by State or City on v-dac.com!

Alabama

Donate your car to charity in Alabama! Here are a few charities that would love a car donation today.

Alaska

We can only accept charity car donations in Anchorage, Alaska but you can donate to any charity in the state!

Arizona

Donate your car to charity in the Grand Canyon State!

  • Another Option, Inc. provides employment training to the unemployed, enabling self-sufficiency.
  • Esperança partners with Indigenous organizations in Arizona, South and Central America, and Africa to assist communities.

  • Arizona Public Media provides in-depth local reporting and brings people and ideas together.
  • Grand Canyon Association is the official National Park that protects and enhance the iconic wonder of the world.

Arkansas

Support local charities in Arkansas by donating your car!

  • KUAR is Public Radio from UA Little Rock, providing News & Culture for Arkansas.
  • Lucie’s Place provides safe environments and job training for LGBTQ young adults experiencing homelessness.
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge cares for big cats rescued nationwide and is one of the largest of its kind open to the public worldwide.
  • Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches address, remedy, and prevent child abuse and neglect by creating safe, healthy, and permanent homes for children, with the support of Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association.

California

Your car donation can benefit one of over 1,700 California charities, and we’ve highlighted a few for you.

  • Capital Public Radio brings information, music, and entertainment to curious and thoughtful people.
  • 10,000 Degrees helps students from low-income backgrounds earn college degrees through support, college advising, and financial aid management.
  • Yosemite Conservancy preserves and protects the beautiful vertical environment of Yosemite for future generations.
  • Special Olympics Northern California provides access to sports, education, and athletic health for over 22,780 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Colorado

Donate a car to charity in Colorado!

Connecticut

Want to donate your car in Connecticut? Check out this sample of charities.

Delaware

If you want to donate cars in Delaware, but aren’t sure where you can always start the donate car process here!

Florida

There are lots of charities to choose from for your Florida car donation, check out these below:

  • WJCT is Jacksonville’s Public Radio Station, serving the First Coast region
  • American Stage Company presents year-round plays, and a springtime park production in St. Petersburg
  • Astronauts Memorial Foundation was created after the 1986 Challenger accident, to honor fallen astronauts and inspire children of the future
  • Veterans in Need Foundation provides support and assistance to struggling veterans and their families

Georgia

Remember, no matter what charity you want to support, Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of every gross dollar from every car donation to your charity.

Check back in next week for some highlighted charities from Hawaii to Maryland! If you have any questions about donating your car, give us a call at 877-999-8322. Or, give us a call to begin your charity car donation, motorcycle donation, RV donation, or boat donation!

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Relay for Life : Cars for a Cure

Powerful, heartwarming and overwhelming at times, last Friday our Relay for Life Team, Cars for a Cure, took part in the Barrington High School Relay for Life event in Rhode Island. Bad weather, with the possibility of thunder storms, couldn’t dampen our spirits as we set up our colorful campsite.

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The atmosphere was palpable. Everyone was there for the same reason: to fight back, one step at a time, against cancer. The event had over 500 people; those affected by cancer, caregivers and survivors. With our fluorescent colored t-shirts and our team name “carsforacure” on our back, we proudly walked to create a world with more birthdays in it.

After the sun set, it was time for the Luminaria Ceremony. Everyone was handed a glow stick and we were told not to crack it until the right time came. We stood on the track and listened to the daughter of the former Principal at Barrington High School speak about the loss of her Dad. Her courage speaking out to so many people about her father’s passing was heartwarming.

When she was finished we were asked to be silent and to listen. We were asked to crack our glow sticks if we were a cancer survivor; a few people cracked their glow sticks. We were asked if we were there for our mom, our dad, our grandparents, and  our friends. Each time we heard more and more glow sticks cracking. The track was alight with glow sticks, and it was overwhelming to hear and see how much cancer affects all of us.

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Relay for Life is a time for people to come together and raise awareness and money to fight against cancer. It was tough and at times we wanted to give up but we kept going. Our team walked all night long, from 6pm to 6am, and we left inspired albeit a little tired!

For the past few months we have been raising awareness and money for our Cars for a Cure Team and last Friday was the culmination of all our hard work coming together. We raised over $2800 for Relay for Life and we had fun doing it. Check out our raffle blog post here.

“When you start a business, it’s hard to know what kind of company you will become, but years later looking around the tent and seeing all of you give up a Friday night in the summer to serve a greater good makes me feel like we are on the right path with our business and our people.” Joseph D. Hearn , President & CEO of Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc.

Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc. acts as agent for the American Cancer Society and runs their Cars for a Cure vehicle donation program. If you are looking for a way to give back to the American Cancer Society think about donating your car today.

Donate now.

 

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Happy 4th of July from Car Donation Wizard!

Happy Independence day from all of us at Car Donation Wizard! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

It’s no secret that we have the best vehicle donors. They have generously supported the great nonprofits we work with through the donation of vehicles like these festive red, white and blue donated cars.

Red:

2003 Subaru Legacy from Boston, MA generously donated to WBUR

1991 Jeep Cherokee donated in Dallas, TX generously donated to the ASPCA

White:

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe from Fort Myers, FL generously donated to the American Cancer Society

1981 Volkswagen Rabbit from Minneapolis, MN generously donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes

Blue:

2005 Suzuki DRZ from Mobile, AL generously donated to V-DAC’s Special Operations Warrior Foundation

1992 Mazda Miata from Newark, DE generously donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes

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