1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

One of our amazing donors recently donated a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL with 174,071 miles on it. The vehicle was was donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

The iconic Mercedes-Benz 560SL is known for its simplicity and style. Weighing in at 3,700 lbs, the Mercedes-Benz 560SL came with a 5.6 liter V-8 engine with 227 horsepower and 279 ft/lb torque. The two-door roadster sat two and came with a detachable roof for those inclined to catch the breeze and the sunshine. The Mercedes-Benz 560SL was the replacement for the W113 SL-Class in 1971 before it was eventually replaced itself in 1989 by the R129 SL Class. There were a total of 237,287 Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s in production between 1971 and 1989.  For this particular model there were only 49,347 vehicles produced.  The original price of the 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was $48,200. The Mercedes-Benz 560SL is part of the R107 chassis and it was only sold in the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

The 560SL was an iconic car and an important part of the Mercedes-Benz legacy.  We were excited to receive this generous donation to U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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If you are interested in donating a vehicle to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, you can click here for more details.

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.

UNICEF United States Fund

A quick overview as to what they do is:

  • Protect children’s rights.
  • Expand opportunities to help children reach their full 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!

Donating is easy, and can be done in just a few moments. You just have to fill out information about the vehicle then a little about yourself and the pickup location. Then you just click and submit.

UNICEF Car Donation

 

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Canine Companions for Independence®

 

In February of 2016, a very generous donor had donated their 2006 Ford E450 Cutaway cube van, also known as a Fun Mover RV, to Canine Companions for Independence. This “van” was used while the donors were away on trips for agility and more. The front was the living space and the back was a transport. The transport section is where they had the dogs cages, supplies, food, fans and more. They use the vehicle quite often when they traveled to agility competitions. Some cutaway vans that you may have seen before include ambulances and Class C motor homes (RV’s). Now, some of you may be curious as to why a van would be special, and that is because it was kindly donated by dog owners to a great organization.

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The donors knew about vehicle donation programs, but didn’t know if they would take an RV. So they had looked online and found Car Donation Wizard. While online, the donor searched through the charities because they wanted to choose the right one for them. They decided to donate to Canine Companions for Independence.

It was the perfect fit because we used the Dog RV for our agility dogs, so Canine Companions for Independence was a perfect fit. The Bond between Dogs and Humans, and the ability to help dogs help people felt right. I feel really good about it, it was easy. Just a few emails and calls and it was done. It went smoothly, much smoother than it would have been if I were to trade it in/sell it. ~Donor.

 

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Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1975. They are a non-profit that provides highly trained and vetted assistance dogs to people that have disabilities. Their headquarters is in Santa Rosa, CA but they work nationwide. They have six locations/regions including:

  • North Central
  • North East
  • North West
  • South Central
  • South East
  • South West

It all starts with their breeding program. They only select certain pairs of dogs to breed. To read about their breeding program click here.

They train four types of assistance dogs including:

The breeds they use for assistance dogs include: Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and a mix of the two. The assistance dogs go through extensive training and tests that they must pass in order to become an assistance dog.  Each dog lives with a puppy raiser until they are around 14-16 months old. They are put through 6-9 months of training at the regional training center with a professional trainer. Every dog undergoes medical and temperament tests. So much goes into ensuring the success and training of each dog, to make sure they are ready to help their human companions. You can see more about their training here. 

Canine Companions for Independence has also helped U.S. War veterans’. To find out more information about how they help, click here. 

Car donations and vehicle donations help your favorite charity obtain funding for what they do best. If you are interested in donating your vehicle to Canine Companions for Independence, you can do so by clicking here or by visiting: http://www.v-dac.com/org?id=94-2494324

Canine Companions for Independence does not charge for their assistance dogs. They are funded by private contributors, gifts, grants and fundraising.

If you have a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, motorcycle, etc., think about donating it to your favorite charity. You can search out site to find the charity that best suites you by clicking here. 

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Our Time at The Honda Fest 2016 Car Show.

Honda Fest was on June 12th, 2016 and I was lucky enough to be able to go with Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. This is a family friendly event (this includes dogs). While there, I was able to hang out with some really cool people and dogs too, including: Honda Laura, Honda Pro Jason, and we can’t forget Honda The Frenchie.

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Honda Laura is known for her vehicle reviews and comparison videos on YouTube.

Honda Pro Jason is known for his car reviews and car education videos on YouTube.

HondaTheFrenchie is known for being really cute on Instagram, I mean, who could resist that face? (see above)

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There were so many amazing cars at this event. There was racing, food, cars, family/friends, and music. Is there really any better way to spend a beautiful Sunday?! There were older cars, newer cars and everything in between. Two of the older cars that really stood out to me were the Honda Acty truck and the older Honda Civic. There were also some cars that were completely stock and then some that were far from it. I highly suggest going to a Honda Fest at least once, even if you aren’t a huge Honda fan, you will still enjoy the whole scene. The people are all so friendly.

Have you ever gone to a car show? What is your favorite one?

Also, I just want to mention that we wanted to share this fun post with you all because we like to switch it up on occassion. Is this something that you enjoy seeing? Should we do more of these in the future? We typically write about Car Donations or Vehicle donations, so I figured it would be nice to change up our usual posts.

If you are interested in donating a vehicle, see our website at http://www.cardonationwizard.com

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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.

 

Harley VROD

 

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.

us-fund-for-unicef

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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