Car Donation to Indiana Public Radio Made Perfect Sense

June 22, 2015
Donor Letter: Peg Maginn, IN

“(My son) Richard got this 2001 Camry upon graduation from law school 2 years ago. Then he was involved in an accident. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but as he was driving home on the highway after the accident, his car hood flew off – literally!!!! Fortunately, it propelled off to the side of the road. The repair cost estimate was over $3700, which was more than the value of the car. Richard had the brilliant idea of using plastic and duck tape to cover the car in lieu of a hood. He drove it this way for approximately 4 months, intending to get a junk yard hood as a replacement eventually. (You can note from the picture, perhaps, that the engine had burned through the plastic and was now getting rusty from exposure!).

“Recently, he drove the car from his home in Louisville, KY, to visit in Fort Wayne, IN. While his car was parked in my driveway, I carelessly BACKED INTO IT, breaking the headlight, further denting the fender, etc. I call it serendipity, because I wasn’t thrilled he was driving a car in that condition! All ended well when Richard was able to find and purchase a good used (car) that afternoon.

“Our first thought was to part out the car. However, we remembered hearing on the radio (WBNI, our local NRP station) that NPR accepted donated cars. What better way to support media we both love? It was a “no-brainer”! So thank you for all the wonderful shows on both PBS and NPR. My Wednesday nights are reserved for “NOVA” and “Nature”, and we both watched the show about the end of the Vietnam War last night. My radio is tuned ONLY to NPR, and I listen to it nonstop when I’m in my car, or whenever I’m able to listen at home.”

If you are interested in donating your vehicle, let Car Donation Wizard help you get the most money for your donation. Click here to get started.

About NPR

National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicate to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture and a variety of very popular, and long-running public radio programs like “All Things Considered” and “Car Talk”.

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Timmy…He’s More Than a Car Donation!

Brevig Timmy“I chose to donate my car because my husband I are moving to Idaho to further our education and start a family. We both upgraded to safer, family-friendly cars, but “Timmy” my first car will forever be my favorite! I bought him when I was 15, learned to drive with him, and moved across the country with him. I had to donate so someone else could love Timmy like I do!” – Samantha Brevig


Car Donation Wizard: Connecting Donors to Charities

June 25, 2015
Guest Blogger: Amanda Nevitt

At Car Donation Wizard we bring donors and charities together. Every year we receive thousands of car donations from individuals who want to help their favorite cause. We are experts at helping donors make a big impact by turning their donated cars into cash.

In addition to individual cars, trucks and motorcycles, we receive a fair share of “fleet” vehicles, which is a group of motor vehicles owned by a business rather than an individual. We’ve received shuttle vans for hotels, to big box trucks from corporations. They are an important part of our business and make a big difference for the benefiting charity.

Companies on average keep their fleet vehicles for about five years; most are at the end of their life and not worth much on trade in. What’s a sensible way to extend the life of those vehicles? Donate them! Not only does the donating company receive a tax deduction, but it’s a great way to help build houses, find cures for diseases, protect animals, empower veterans, keep children healthy & safe…(insert your favorite cause here).

Are you ready to donate? Let us help you get the most money for your charity of choice. Click here to get started.

You might also be interested in:
How to Find a Charity That Accepts Vehicle Donations
Car Donation: Your Questions Answered
Making Vehicle Donation Easy
Car Donation Scams: How to Avoid Them

About ARS
Advanced Remarketing Services offers innovative solutions to some of the remarketing industry’s toughest questions. We navigate the confusing landscape of wholesale, salvage and consumer markets to sell the vehicles in the best venue to the most appropriate buyer base.

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Car Donation Driven by Hope

There are 14.4 million cancer survivors in the United States1. That’s a BIG number!! But, some may ask, “How many people died of cancer?” Well, as one vehicle donor recently told me, “you can focus on the gloom, or the hope” and we’re focusing on the HOPE. After all, it’s why we’re in the business – taking vehicle donations for charities that work to make life better, healthier, fuller.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Beverly (Bella) Harris, one of the 14 million U.S. survivors. And, although I haven’t met all survivors, I can say she is the epitome of Hope. Bella bravely witnessed many loved ones battle cancer, some winning their fight while others did not. She also successfully endured her own battle and was left with more courage and Hope than she ever thought possible.

Once a bottom-line business woman, she was laid-off from her corporate job during her treatment. It was then she realized her dream of becoming an educator to special need students and discovered she now had the time to obtain that degree and certification. Today, Bella is completely dedicating her life to serving children with special needs and the families that love them.

Bella attributes her new life to her difficult health journey. She sees her struggle as a forced pause where instead of being scared she would lose life; she enveloped herself in the possibilities ahead of her and everything she could do when she was healed. She was granted that chance to continue and is now working harder than ever, but enjoying it more than she imagined. Because of her struggle, she is able to help her students and their families realize and attain what they might have seen as impossible. Bella is driven by Hope, and transfers to her students the Hope of development, empowerment, independence, and success. A gift she could not so fully share had it not been for her personal struggle.

Yes, she is fully aware that nothing about tomorrow is guaranteed, but instead of squandering today in fear, she does the most she can today. Our conversation put into perspective my own fears and worries…and how I am spending my time. It made me realize how paralyzing fear is…and that Hope is the perfectly fit prosthetic. Hope it what keeps us donating to support the search for cures, ways to heal, and comfort.

Throughout our conversation, Bella continued to comment on the beauty of life around her, and her gratitude for the chance to move forward and share her gifts. She pulled me into her world where I could feel her arsenal of Hope that includes strength, energy, power, and warmth.

Recently, as part of her arsenal of Hope, Bella donated her car to the American Cancer Society which was turned into valuable funding for cancer research, resources, and education. And, just like Bella, it WILL make a difference!

If you would like to make a difference by donating your vehicle, start by clicking here.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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