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 or call one of our vehicle donation experts at  (877) 957-2277!


Second Life of Cars

The life of cars after they leave the road, how auto recycling gives them a second chance.

For many of us, cars are trustworthy and reliable modes of transportation, bringing us smoothly from destination to destination. But what happens when that car breaks down?

It can be hard to say goodbye to a beloved car that has been with you through red lights and road trips, but remembering the benefit to charities and the environment can make saying goodbye a little easier. With advances in auto recycling, you may even see your car again, in its second life.

Car Donation Wizard can help you benefit amazing charitable organizations, from Habitat to Humanity, to American Cancer Society, to Feed the Children. But did you know that donating a vehicle can make the world and the environment a better place?

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How You Can Help

Globally, at least 50,000,000 vehicles reach the end of their life every year, and at least 95% of those cars are recycled.

Some of the recyclable components include:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Rubber
  • Tires
  • Batteries
  • Fluids
  • Carpets

Metal is a major component of vehicles that can be recycled into everyday consumer products, from soda cans, to new appliances, to new cars. By recycling your old car, you can help save energy, save water, and help amazing charities with an eco-friendly donation!

The tires on your old car can be used to pave roads, make shoes, and even create sustainable train tracks! Rubber train tracks last longer than the traditional wood material, which saves trees and helps us all breathe better air.

The junk car taking up space in your garage or driveway can help your favorite charity and the environment. Sometimes, your beloved vehicle can be even more useful in its second life.

To make a sustainable, charitable car donation, give us a call at 877-999-8322.


Giving Back for Mother’s Day

Car Donation Wizard wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day!

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Looking for a way to give back this Mother’s Day? Check out UNICEF’s inspired gifts page, whose proceeds go to save children worldwide.

Mother’s Day Inspired Gifts

In the parched Sahel region of West and Central Africa, children are becoming truly desperate – desperate to find any scrap of food, desperate for hope, desperate to keep the last spark of life alive. For malnourished children like these, the Child Survival Food Pack is the ultimate care package. With a simple box containing therapeutic food, high-energy biscuits, and more, you can breathe life into a child dying of starvation.

Help save a life this Mother’s Day. It’s a truly heartwarming gift.

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF also accepts vehicle donations. Do you have an old car, boat on a trailer, truck, RV, motorcycle or other vehicle? Consider donating it to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today. Visit our vehicle donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF page today for more information.


Celebrating Earth Day Through Car Donation

When  you think about celebrating Earth Day, Car Donation Wizard hopes you’re thinking of ways that you can reduce your environmental impact on the planet. For instance, taking shorter showers, learning more about what’s recyclable, cleaning up your neighborhood beach, planting more flowers and trees, biking to work part of the week. However you choose to give back, know that future generations will reap the benefits of your contribution.

When you donate a car to one of our amazing charities like Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, Car Talk or any of our other great partners, your vehicle goes to one of two places: to an auction facility or a recycling facility. Vehicles that get recycled are extremely valuable to maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Did you know that millions of tons of iron and steel enters the recycling stream because of how easy it is to separate from other materials (steel has incredible magnetic properties)? When you decide to donate that old junk car, you’re not only doing something great for charity, but you’re helping to take a car (or other vehicle) that may be producing harmful emissions off the road and into the steel recycling process. Steel never loses its strength, no matter how many times it’s been recycled, which makes it a valuable commodity and insures that when you buy future steel products, you’re always buying recycled steel. Making new steel requires a lot of energy, but the fact that we’re able to recycle steel from donated vehicles helps contribute to the statistic that the amount of energy needed to produce a ton of steel has been reduced by 34% since 1972.

So the next time you’re considering whether that old vehicle taking up space in your driveway is donation worthy, consider the value of steel recycling and know that Car Donation Wizard can help you stay green and give back at the same time. Now that’s an Earth Day promise we can all stand behind.

Check out our video on how donated cars get recycled:

Happy Earth Day!


Spotlight on our Partner: The American Cancer Society

We are proudly partnered with the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure vehicle donation program. The American Cancer Society is an organization that believes in saving lives by helping people around the country prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable. At its core, the American Cancer Society is a vigilant grassroots force of citizen-soldiers; passionate volunteers who tirelessly seek to save lives from cancer. Whether it’s passing smoke-free laws, increasing funding for cancer research, improving access to quality health care, or inspiring communities to take up the fight, ACS fights on all fronts, because the lessons we learn from one battlefield can mean victory on another. Through community events like Relay For Life® and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, we mobilize the world’s largest movement to defeat cancer once and for all.

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Fight for everyone.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate; neither does ACS. The American Cancer Society fights for every birthday threatened by every cancer, in every community. ACS fights so one day no one has to ever face cancer.

Combine wisdom with passion.

Their unwavering commitment is based on a century of experience. ACS turns what they know about cancer – like how to prevent it – into what they do. And they fight on every front, because lessons from one battlefield can mean victory on another.


The list of accomplishments ACS has achieved with their more than 3 million supporters is long, but the bottom line is that more than 11 million cancer survivors – and countless Americans who have avoided cancer – are celebrating birthdays this year because of the progress they have made.

Together with millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Give back today through vehicle donations. Donate a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, trailer, airplane, motorhome or other vehicle today and help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives

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