Car Donation Fit For James Bond, 007: 1997 BMW Z3

At Car Donation Wizard we are amazed by the great car donations that we receive, and we love to share them with our donors. In May we received a 1997 BMW Z3 donated to the ASPCA.This white convertible roadster is the perfect ride for any summer excursion.

The BMW Z3 was released by BMW North America via video press release on June 12, 1995 and was the first new model BMW to be assembled in the United states. The roadster prototype of the Z3 was the first mass-market model assembled in the United States.

This sleek and sporty car should look familiar to James Bond enthusiasts as the Z3 appeared in the film GoldenEye in November of 1995. After an ad campaign for GoldenEye that featured the Z3, the film became a number one hit at the box office and subsequently drove the sales of the vehicle through the roof. More than 15,000 roadsters were sold by the time the car was officially introduced; leaving this particular model sold out before its release date.

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Donated to the ASPCA, the proceeds from this vehicle will help save animals from abuse and give homes to those who so desperately need it. The ASPCA was the first organization of its kind in the western hemisphere, and was founded in 1866. The ASPCA runs programs for adoption, to prevent animal cruelty and gives pet care advice to new pet owners. Every car that is donated to the ASPCA helps fund these programs. For more information about donating your car to the ASPCA or any other charity click here.

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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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Starting a Vehicle Donation Program

Lately Car Donation Wizard has been receiving a lot of phone calls from nonprofit organizations who want to learn about the vehicle donation process and how they can get involved. So we decided to let all nonprofits know just how easy it is to set up a Vehicle Donation Program with Car Donation Wizard.

Vehicle donation is one of the easiest ways for charities to help fund their nonprofit missions or to help with program expenses.

Car Donation Wizard is partnered with national charity programs like the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity International, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and March of Dimes just to name a few. Car Donation Wizard gives back over 80% of the gross proceeds to our charity partners.

For small to medium sized organizations we recommend that they sign up for a vehicle donation program with V-DAC. V-DAC is a Fundraising Counsel, registered with the State of California, Office of the Attorney General and is not a Commercial Fund Raiser. It provides a service that allows any charity, church or school in the country to have a vehicle donation program.  We have partnered with V-DAC to make the benefits of vehicle donation available to all sized nonprofits.

V-DAC runs the vehicle donation programs for ASPCA, Car Talk, National Public Radio, Food Banks, YMCA’s, schools and hundreds of small, medium and large charities across the Unites States.

Setting up a vehicle donation program is easy. You can contact a representative from Car Donation Wizard or from V-DAC and we will walk you through signing your charity up. There are no contracts and we set up your donation page for you.

It is that simple.

Vehicle donation has no upfront costs and we get paid per car, so if you do not get any car donations we don’t get paid.

“It is harder to raise a dollar than to make a dollar”-Joseph D. Hearn, President and C.E.O of Advanced Remarketing Services. Inc. so keep that in mind if you are considering starting a car donation program. The benefits of having a car donation program can help fund your nonprofit’s mission, with little or no upfront costs.

We are the highest returning car donation program and that’s why the best charities want to work with Car Donation Wizard.

Contact Car Donation Wizard: 877.709.2277 or email ars@arscars.com

Contact V-DAC510-412-2140 or email v-dac@cardonationsupport.zendesk.com

 

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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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