1977 FORD F250 Donated to Disabled American Veterans

It’s not every day that someone donates an antique car through Car Donation Wizard, but when it happens we love to share it with our readers. This fantastic vehicle was donated in support for Disabled American Veterans. Keep reading about this car’s history, and more information about DAV.

The Car: 1977 Ford F250

This car has been dubbed “the perfect do-everything car of the ’70s”, and it’s easy to see why.

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This car is part of Ford’s F-Series line of cars, first manufactured in 1958. We’ve previously written about an F350, but this ’77 is clearly of a different caliber. This is not a Super Duty, but a Highboy.

The Highboy refers to 67-77 F-250 4×4’s. The name actually came from the Ford factory. They sat higher up in the factory than other pickups of the time, and thus a nickname was born! The Highboy was actually the basis of the very first monster truck, the Bigfoot 1.

As far as we know, this particular Highboy never reached monstrous heights, but it’s clearly equipped for offroading or camping, or just luxurious cruising.

After decades on the road, the upholstery is still looking quite sharp!

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The Charity: Disabled American Veterans

As amazing as driving this antique must be, the owner knew that it could help an even better cause. They decided to donate this electric lady to Disabled American Veterans, a charity with an honorable legacy.

DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has been serving veterans since 1920. It has a single purpose: “empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.”

In 2017, DAV helped connect veterans and their families with over $4 billion in benefits. Nationwide, they have nearly 1,300 chapters and over 1 million members. They work to ensure veterans get the benefits they deserve and help veterans help one another.

To help support Disabled American Veterans by donating your car, visit our website or give us a call at (877) 999-8322.

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Suzuki Boulevard S40 Donated to Feed the Children

You probably know that Car Donation Wizard is the place to go if you want to donate your car to charity, but did you know that we also accept motorcycles, boats, RVs, and even airplanes? Today’s vehicle spotlight looks at a speedy Suzuki donated to Feed the Children.

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This blue beauty is a 2006 Suzuki Boulevard S40. This model was marketed as the Suzuki Savage from 1986-2004, and there are no major cosmetic differences between the models.

The single-cylinder, four-stroke “thumper” engine is one of the largest displacement single cylinder engines in production today. The bike clocks in at a dainty 352 pounds dry, about 50 pounds below the average weight for a motorcycle.

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Although this bike is over 10 years old, the donation rolled in with under 15,000 miles! This cleanly designed, easy-riding bike has a long future ahead of it! The former owner knew they could trust Car Donation Wizard to help them donate this bike to their favorite charity.

Feed the Children

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Feed the Children is a nonprofit that actively combats childhood hunger and malnutrition. They provide food for children in need and work to change the conditions that cause kids to go hungry.

Every donation to Feed the Children makes a difference. They provide meals to over 263,000 children every single day. Not only fo they fight hunger today, but they work hard to prevent hunger tomorrow.

The key is education. Feed the Children provides children in need with backpacks full of school supplies, and snacks to keep kids focused. Since 2006, they have given over 1,000,000 backpacks to young students. Also, they provide free classroom supplies to teachers in underfunded areas, which helps another 525,000 students annually.

We have previously written about car donations to Feed the Children, but you can also donate your motorcycle, boat, or RV!

It’s so easy to support Feed the Children. Visit our website to get started on your vehicle donation, or give us a call at 888-317-1212 to donate your motorcycle, car, boat or RV!

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1972 Buick Donated to Habitat for Humanity

Buckle in for a drive down memory lane! Today’s Vehicle Spotlight highlights an amazing 1972 Buick donated to an even cooler charity: Habitat for Humanity!

The Car: 1972 Buick LeSabre Convertable

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This shiny red convertible is part of a family that first hit the road in 1959. Buick is a famously reliable make of cars, and this particular cherry is a lot flashier than the average model.

Not only is this car a dazzling shade of red, it is spacious for a convertible! This model has a full-sized back seat, so up to five people can ride together in style. The back seat sure looks cozy…

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The first Buick Lesabre revved its engine in 1959, and the last was manufactured in 2005. This particular Lesabre featured a cutting-edge seatbelt reminder! There is something timeless about the boxy frame, which was once the best selling car in America.

This particular model served its driver well for decades before starting a new life as a vehicle donation to charity.

The Charity: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has a simple vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

They help build new homes and empower future homeowners. Their projects depend on the sweat equity of homebuyers and volunteers. Habitat operates domestically, as well as in Latin and Central America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also, they operate globally, to help communities recover from disasters.

Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just offer handouts, they give folks the tools to build a better life. A donation to Habitat does more than help an individual or a family — it helps a community.

If you can’t donate sweat equity, or building materials to your local restore, you can always donate your car. Donating your car through Cars for Homes is a great and easy way to benefit your local affiliate.

Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of the gross proceeds to Habitat, which is an effective way to support your favorite charity. Your car will be sold locally, and you will be eligible for a tax deduction!

Even if you don’t have a vintage convertible, you can still help Habitat with your charity car donation. Visit our website or give us a call at 877-277-4344 to get started!

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1973 Mecedes-Benz Donated to Mind Body Awareness Project

Take a deep breath: in through your nose, out through your mouth. Steady your breathing, center yourself, and buckle in to read about a unique vehicle donation to an even more incredible charity.

The Car: 1973 Mercedes-Benz W115

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This unique little sedan – fewer than 188,000 were manufactured – had a quiet life, with fewer than 16,000 miles on the odometer at the time of donation. This model is known worldwide to Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts for its durability: in 2004, a Greek taxi driver donated his W115 to the Mercedez-Benz museum collection, and the odometer had recorded a whopping 4.6 million kilometers! The gas tank on this car holds less than a gallon of gas, so that taxi driver may have spent quite a bit of time refueling over the years…

Our donor chose to benefit more than just auto enthusiasts with their car donation, which is why they chose the Mind Body Awareness Project.

The Charity: Mind Body Awareness Project

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The Mind Body Awareness Project has been helping at-risk youth since 2000, through a focus on mindfulness, meditation, and emotional literacy. MBA (Mind Body Awareness) Project is headquartered in Oakland, California, and primarily focuses their effort on local students and at-risk or incarcerated youth.

Their mission statement clearly outlines who they are and what they strive to achieve:

The core purpose of MBA Project is to awaken the intrinsic value of youth. We accomplish this through groundbreaking mindfulness-based direct service work that empowers incarcerated and at-risk youth to overcome trauma, transform negative behaviors, and find real freedom from the inside.

Not only does MBA Project integrate programs into youths’ daily lives, their highly educated and specialized research team works tirelessly to find the most effective way to positively influence high-risk youth. The educational programs vary, from meditative practices to hands-on experience in sustainable community gardens.

MBA Project also provides training guides for educators and organizers who are looking to benefit their own communities, and help spread useful practices far and wide. They do incredible work, and are recognized for it, receiving an accolade on the 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofits List!

If you feel inspired by their efforts, an auto donation is a great way to ensure the MBA Project has the resources to continue their innovative work.

How You Can Help

Even if you don’t have a spectacular antique, you can help Mind Body Awareness Project by donating your car, no matter the age or condition. Your car will be towed away for free and on average, between 70-80% of the proceeds will directly benefit MBA Project and enable them to continue providing at-risk youth with the skills to healthily navigate a dangerous world.

It is easier than you think to donate your car! You can start online, or call a friendly representative at 977-999-8322 to get started. After that, you’ll hear from a local towing agency to schedule a mutually convenient pickup time. Before you know it, your donated vehicle will be picked up, sold at auction, and the proceeds will be helping this amazing charity! Even better, you can claim a tax deduction for your charitable donation!

Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth, and call us at 977-999-8322 or visit our website to help provide mindfulness to at-risk youth!

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