1960 Thunderbird Donated to Maine Public

This week’s featured car donation is a futuristic antique Thunderbird that supported Maine Public! Want to know more about this car’s fascinating history, and how to turn an old car into radio programming? Read on!

The Car: 1960 Ford Thunderbird

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The Ford Thunderbird is an iconic American car, and the very first model was produced in 1955.

Those early cars were initially two-seaters, which certainly was nice for zipping around, but didn’t quite meet the requirements of the standard American family.

In 1958, Ford decided to expand the Thunderbird – literally – by adding a backseat. These so-called “square-birds” were wildly popular, and even named Motor Trend Magazine’s Car of the Year. Not so square after all!

Thunderbirds made their mark in popular culture as well. Fans of the Beach Boys may recall the track “Fun Fun Fun,” about a girl’s adventures in her classic T-bird.

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Bet your bottom dollar that a Maine Public Radio station is playing on that radio?

Most cars in Maine are at one point or another moving the sounds of Maine Public’s many stations. This vintage car helped move Maine Public into the future, as a vehicle donation.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is comprised of ten radio stations across the state. The cooperative of community-based stations first broadcast in 1992. MPBN’s radio and television signals reach almost all the populated area in Maine.

Maine Public informs, inspires, and delights listeners in Maine, as well as lucky residents of MA, NH and Canada who are also in the range of the signals. They are

They have over 60,000 sustaining members, which makes MPBN the largest nonprofit membership group in ME. The support of these listeners and viewers allow the network to provide free, everyday service across the state and beyond.

Listeners to Maine Public are familiar with the network’s commitment to the pursuit of truth when it comes to the issues that matter most to Maine.

Do you want to support the wonderful work of Maine Public, or your favorite local station? We make it easy to donate your car.

All you need to do in order to donate your car to NPR is to visit our website or give us a call at 877-215-0227. Just provide some simple information about the car donation, and we will locate a towing agency in your neck of the woods. We will tow away your car in no time, and you’ll receive a tax receipt for the vehicle donation.

Turn your car into your favorite radio programs with our easy car donation program!


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!


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.