AIDs Awareness Month

744px-red_ribbon-svgAIDs is one of the scariest words in the dictionary, but as scary as the word may seem to us, for some it is a lifelong reality. Over one million Americans are living with HIV/AIDs.

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2003 Harley VROD for U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

A 2003 Harley VROD was donated to UNICEF by very generous donors from Florida. The VRSCA VROD was in production between 2002 and 2006. The 2003 VROD models were included in the 100th anniversary editions. It has 115 hp @ 8250 RPM Max Torque, five speed transmission 1130 cc Porsche designed liquid cooled v-twin engine. You can tell that this Harley VROD is a part of the 100th anniversary edition by looking at the badge (logo) on the side of it. It says 100. These VROD’s came in a two toned silver and black color.

 

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The donor had received the Harley as a wedding and birthday present from his wife back in February of 2003. The donors had been living abroad for some time and the Harley was in a storage facility. They knew it was time to do something with it. At first, they thought about selling it, and normally that is the first thing anyone would think about. But they didn’t think they would get nearly what it was worth to them for it. So, they chose to donate it. The donor told me that giving it away and having it serve some charitable purpose seemed like the next best thing. He continued onto saying,

I wanted to make a large donation, so a 100th anniversary Harley, and the value I hoped t would generate seemed super appropriate.

How very generous of them to think of UNICEF. The VROD they donated is absolutely stunning! The donors had continued onto saying,

I believe in the power of UNICEF and know that a relatively large percentage of what is donated actually goes to the people it is trying to help. For those reasons, It was a simple choice.

UNICEF’s mission is a very clear one, please click here to read the mission statement.

If you are wondering what UNICEF does, click here.

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A quick overview as to what they do is:

  • Protect Children’s rights
  • expand opportunities to help children reach their fullest potential.
  • promotes equal rights for women and girls to support their participation in politics and the community.

UNICEF does so much for the children of the world. They help them see a brighter future when things are presently dim and seem hopeless.

If you are wondering how you can help by donating your vehicle, you can click here. We accept most cars, trucks, boats and personal watercraft, RVs and motorhomes, trailers,motorcycles, off-road vehicles and more!

 

 

 

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

Teri, one of our terrific employees at Advanced Remarketing Services, shared a presentation with us that was focused on The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI has touched the life of her and her family and touchs the lives of many others every day. When you donate your car to NAMI, you are helping them and those that they help as well. Your vehicle donation can provide someone with much needed help, whether it be someone who is suffering with a mental illness or a family member.

A message from Teri:

For those of you who don’t know, doing research on NAMI is very dear to my heart. My daughter was in a severe motor vehicle head on collision two years ago, and is struggling with a mental disorder related to that trauma, no one understands what causes the brain to do what it does. It is very difficult for me however to see her struggle.  I know that one day she will become the Jennifer that we are fighting so hard to bring back. NAMI is one of those charities that I look forward to contacting to help me through this difficult time as NAMI understands the effects of Mental Illness.

~Teri

 

A little insight…

NAMI helps millions of Americans that are affected by mental illness and their families. They are dedicated to helping make better lives for people who have been affected, or are affected by mental illnesses. They help educate individuals, families, and educators to ensure they have all of the information and support they need.  NAMI advocates for people with mental illness and their families by shaping the national public policy. They provide people with the resources, tools and skill that they need in order to save mental health in all states. NAMI has a toll free helpline that allows them to listen to and personally respond to hundreds of thousands of requests annually. They provide free referrals, information and support. NAMI leads events to raise public awareness, such as: NAMIWalks and Mental Awareness Week.

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NAMI was started in 1979 by a small group of families while gathered around a kitchen table, and now, they are the nations leading voice on Mental Health. The National Alliance on Mental Health relies on donations to help spread awareness, and to help those in need of assistance. How does your donation help you might ask?

Donating your vehicle to NAMI helps ensure that no one is alone in this fight!  Your car donation can help change the lives of patients and their families.

If you would like to donate your car, truck, van, boat or airplane to NAMI please click here.

If you want to read in depth as to what NAMI does and how to help, please click here.

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Your Guide to Donating a Motorcycle to Charity

Donating a motorcycle to charity is not only easy, but it can benefit one of our great charitable organizations. We know that, as a vehicle donors, you have a lot of choices on where to donate your car or motorcycle to. Car Donation Wizard makes a pledge to its donors to only work with nonprofit organizations that have your best intentions in mind. All of our charity partners are 501(3)(c) recognized, meaning that your motorcycle donation is eligible for a tax deduction. We also work closely with each and every charity to ensure that the proceeds from your vehicle donation go towards supporting the amazing causes and missions you know our charity partners for. Our vehicle donation experts are standing by to help you with any questions about how to donate a motorcycle today – call us at 877-957-2277. We can help maximize your motorcycle donation to charity today!

What information do you need to donate your motorcycle today?

Here’s a list that can help us:

  • What is the year of your motorcycle?
  • What is the make of your motorcycle?
  • What is the model type of your motorcycle?
  • How many miles does your motorcycle have on it?
  • What is the current condition of the motorcycle?
  • Do you know the estimated value of your motorcycle? If so, what is it?
  • Can you drop off your motorcycle to a facility for us?

Motorcycles that have been donated to charity:

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Donated Motorcycle from Colorado

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Donated Motorcycle from Chicago, Illinois

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Donated Motorcycle from North Carolina

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Donated Motorcycle from California

 

 

 

 

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6 Tax Tips for Donating a Motorcycle to Charity

Car Donation Wizard wants donors to know that donating your motorcycle to charity not only helps the organization fund worthwhile research and activities, but you also may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for your charitable contribution. Here are some motorcycle donation tax tips:

1) Make sure the charity is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions. The most common types of qualified organizations are section 501(c)(3) organizations, such as charitable, educational, or religious organizations. Visit IRS.gov to search for registered charities.

Car Donation Wizard only works with esteemed, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

2) Be sure that you get a receipt from the charity for your motorcycle donation. You must obtain a written acknowledgment from the charity if the total deduction you are claiming for a donated motorcycleis $250 or more.

Car Donation Wizard mails a tax receipt for your records following the sale of your vehicle.

3) The IRS will only allow a deduction for the fair market value of the motorcycle.

This can be found on the tax receipt mailed to you for your donation.

4) If the motorcycle is worth more than $500, the donor must complete Section A of IRS Form 8283 and attach it to their tax return.

5) If the motorcycle is worth $5,000 or more, an independent appraisal is necessary. The donor must also fill out Section B of IRS Form 8283. Take pictures of the motorcycle and save receipts for new tires or other upgrades to verify its value.

6) Always consult your tax adviser or the IRS for more information about how you can claim charitable deductions. The IRS can answer your tax questions and can provide tax forms, publications, and other reading materials for further assistance. IRS materials are accessible through the Internet at www.irs.gov, through telephone ordering at (800) 829-3676, and at IRS walk-in offices in many areas across the country.

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