New Charity Partner: Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Car Donation Wizard is proud to announce our new partnership with Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Helping communities and families since 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a lifeline in Rhode Island. Core values of dignity, accountability, responsiveness and collaboration, the Food Bank provides food to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem of hunger. With over 144,000 Rhode Islanders living in poverty, the Food Bank served 68,000 people every month and distributed over 9.9 million pounds of food in 2013.

The increase of hunger needs throughout the Unites States means that Food Banks all over the country are looking for ways to meet the demand of their constituents.

Car Donation Wizard is a Rhode Island based company, so this cause is near and dear to our hearts. We are excited to be helping our local communities and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank fight back against hunger and we hope you will too!

Through vehicle donations you can help fight back against hunger and find a solution to this everyday problem. If you want to learn more about the Rhode Island Community Food Bank: Click Here

Donate today!

Check out the 30th Anniversary Video for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank:

 

Where should you donate your car?

Donating your car can seem like a daunting experience; you want to make sure that the charity you pick gets a high percentage of the proceeds and that you get the maximum tax deduction. With so many car donation programs to choose from, it is hard to figure out which ones really help the charities and which ones are just in it to make a profit.

Here is a quick overview of Car Donation Wizard’s program and some tips to help you navigate the car donation process:

  1. CDW only partners with respected 501(c)(3) charities. If you are looking at car donation programs and are unsure or unfamiliar with the name of the charity or what they do, check out Charity Navigator to get answers. At CDW you can choose from our long list of partners, everything from Habitat for Humanity International, The American Caner Society to the ASPCA. You will find a charity that speaks to you.
  2. Our donation process is simple. All you have to do is follow three easy steps to complete your donation:
      1. Fill out the donation form online or over the telephone.
      2. Transfer over your title to Advanced Remarketing Services, Inc.
      3. 24-48 hours your vehicle will be picked up.
  3. We sell our vehicles through auctions and to licensed dismantlers and recyclers. We assess every vehicle that comes through our doors to get the highest value for both the charity and for you. Once your car is sold, we will notify you and prepare your 1098c tax deduction form.

Assessing every vehicle allows us to get top dollar for our vehicles and give back over 80% of the gross proceeds to our charity partners. When looking at other car donation programs ask what percentage of the gross proceeds go back to the charity.  The nations largest non-profit organizations partner with us because of our commitment to returns, reliability and consistency.

Do research before you donate your vehicle and if you have any questions about our vehicle donation program, please call us on 877.709.2277 or email us at ars@arscars.com.

 

 

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American Cancer Society: Cars for A Cure

Every day the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with more birthdays in it. In 2012 Car Donation Wizard joined forces with the American Cancer Society to reintroduce the Cars for a Cure program.

Here are some facts and figures that demonstrate the amazing work that the American Cancer Society does and how donating your car today can help achieve even more.

  • Nearly 14 million people in the US who have had cancer- and countless more who have avoided it – will be celebrating birthdays this year.
  • The American Cancer Society had awarded more than $3.8 billion in research grants since 1945.
  • The American Cancer Society offers free lodging to more than 40,000 patients in 31 locations throughout the US through it’s Hope Lodges.
  • The American Cancer Society offers 1 million free transportation services throughout the US.
  • In 2014 one of the nations leading drug stores, CVS Caremark, stated that it will no longer be selling tobacco products or cigarettes at it’s drug stores, a campaign that the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network has worked tirelessly to achieve. In October 2014 CVS Caremark will be the first national drug store to take the step towards “the fight to save lives from the devastating effects of tobacco use”.

With all of the great results that the American Cancer Society has achieved they need funds to support their efforts, here are some of the fun and easy ways to give back:

Relay for Life

Relay for Life is held throughout the country and is a great way for communities and individuals to give back and raise money and awareness for cancer research.

This year Car Donation Wizard has a Relay for Life team. We have been campaigning for months, working with local businesses trying to raise money for cancer research and other programs run by the American Cancer Society. Everything from dress down days to raffles, we are raising money for our Cars for a Cure team and having fun at the same time!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

This is an annual walk that takes place across the Unites States. Survivors, caregivers and those affected by breast cancer come out to support the American Cancer Society’s mission “to create a world with more birthday’s in it”.

Vehicle Donation

We are a proud partner of the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure vehicle donation program. Vehicle donation is one of the easiest ways to give back to your favorite organization. Donate a car, truck, boat, motorcycle, trailer, airplane, motor-home or other vehicle today and help the American Cancer Society continue to save lives.

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If you or someone you know have any questions about cancer or would like someone to talk to,  call the American Cancer Society’s 24/7 hotline.

You might also link: Spotlight on our partner: The American Cancer Society

 

Car Donation Wizard Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Everyday is Earth Day at our offices in Rhode Island, so this year to show our staff and all of our charity partners how Green we really are we decided to celebrate Earth Day with a scavenger hunt around our offices.

Our scavenger hunt was made up of ten questions and asked teams to take pictures, retrieve items and answer Earth Day related questions. The team that got the most questions right, in the quickest time got to each plant a tree at the back of our office space.

Our staff became really competitive and even our CEO got involved (his team came 3rd!)

Check out our Earth Day scavenger hunt winners planting their prizes!

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Jenn, Kathryn, Jen and Blaise with their prizes for winning the Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.

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We hope you had an enjoyable Earth Day 2014,  just like we did!

Remember make every day is Earth Day.

 

 

 

 

Unique Car Donation: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL donated to the ASPCA.

This month Car Donation Wizard received an very rare 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL that was donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. With the arrival of spring and summer approaching the 250 SL is the perfect summer project for all car enthusiasts.

The 250 SL is one of three models in the W113 Mercedes-Benz series that was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.

The 250 SL was in production for only one year, starting in December 1966 and ending in January 1968, which makes it the rarest of the W113 series cars. The 250 SL is the most popular car that Mercedes-Benz ever built and is extremely popular with collectors.

This donated vehicle features a rare Pagoda Top and is more popularly known as the “Pagoda” Coupe because of the unique shape of its roof line. The 250 SL was quite advanced for its era, having four-wheel disc brakes, all-independent suspension and a mechanically fuel injected six cylinder engine. Our donated vehicle features a hardtop, convertible frame. This vehicle is in need of a full restoration but once complete it will be extremely valuable.

Donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this vehicle will go the ASPCA.

This 1967  Mercedes Benz 250 SL is being auctioned at Manheim Jacksonville, FL location. 

If you have any more information about the 250 SL or would like to know more about this unique car donation you can call us on 877.957.2277 or email ars@arscars.com.

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