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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Charity Spotlight: ALS Association

Take a moment to learn about one of our amazing charity partners, the ALS Association.

Maybe you’ve heard of this organization through their viral Ice Bucket Challenge (watch our office participate!). The Ice Bucket Challenge is an innovative way to raise awareness about ALS. It also raised millions of dollars since 2014!

ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This disease can be debilitating for those with ALS and their loved ones, but ALS Association works hard to support everyone affected by the disease.

ALS Car Donation Program

ALS Association

ALS Association was founded in 1985, and fights ALS nationwide. How? They have four distinct tactics. They focus on Research, Public Policy, Care Services and Chapter Relations, and Public Education & Awareness.

ALS Association funds the best research with top scientists worldwide to better understand the disease and treat it. Also, they work to create policies that make life easier for people with ALS. Local chapters across the country support people affected with information and resources. Finally, the ALS Association knows that nothing will change if there isn’t awareness, and their website is a great resource.

On average, 15 people are diagnosed with ALS, and up to 30,000 Americans are currently living with ALS. The disease is rare, but the impacts spread far and wide.

How can you help?

One of the easiest ways to support the ALS Association is with a vehicle donation. Visit our website or give us a call at (888) 852-0305 and a friendly representative will help make a charity car donation that makes a difference.

Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned at auction for your vehicle directly to your charity, the highest of any charity car donation program. A car donation to ALS Association is an easy way to help an incredible organization, and support the global fight against ALS.

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1998 Isuzu Amigo to Francis House

What’s in a name? The Isuzu Amigo is a seriously funky vehicle with an interesting history. This particular car is especially friendly, as it was donated to Francis House. Keep reading to learn about this neat car and the amazing charity its former owner supports.

The Isuzu Amigo was first produced under the name “MU Wizard.” Actually, the acronym MU had nothing to do with mechanics. It stands for “Mysterious Utility.” In Japan, Isuzu sold this car as the “Honda Jazz.”  They sold it in the US as the Amigo.

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This well-named SUV was produced from 1989-1998 in Lafayette, Indiana. As you can see above, this vehicle is far from compact. Japanese owners actually had to pay an additional tax because of its width! This car is bold and brash, like an amigo that always cracks jokes.

The much-loved car was donated through Car Donation Wizard to an incredible charity.

Francis House

Francis House is a charity active in Syracuse, NY. The mission of Francis House is to provide home and support to people with terminal illnesses. The residents have six months or less to live. Francis House has two homes in Syracuse and can care for up to eight people in each house.

They don’t just provide a place to live for those with terminal illnesses. They treat each resident with respect, dignity, and compassion. There is 24-hour medical supervision, and frequent volunteer hours as well as visiting hours for family and friends.

Each resident receives individualized care, including home-cooked meals, pet and music therapy, birthday and holiday celebrations, and private bedrooms.

In total, the cost per resident to Francis House is approximately $7,000 per month, and fundraising is essential for residents who cannot assist with those costs.

How to Help

The simplest way to help is to follow in the footsteps of the Isuzu Amigo owner. Donate your car to Francis House through Car Donation Wizard.
Car Donation Wizard has the highest return of any charity car donation program. Francis House receives 75-80% of each dollar earned from the vehicle sale.

Get started with your donation online or by calling us at (877) 957-2277. It’s easy to be a friend to Francis House and the residents they support.

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Charity Spotlight: Adoption Rhode Island

Car Donation Wizard links donors with charities nationwide, but today we want to highlight a nonprofit just around the corner from our headquarters in Middletown, RI: Adoption Rhode Island.

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Founded in 1981, Adoption Rhode Island seeks permanent homes for children awaiting adoption, uplift children in foster care, and ensure adopted children and their families are happily united. Their work does not stop when a child is placed, either in a foster or permanent home.

Adoption Rhode Island continues to support the children and their families through their well-trained social work team. The testimonials featured on their website detail the heartwarming stories of families created and bonds strengthened.

Though Rhode Island is the smallest state, Adoption Rhode Island touches all corners. In 2016, they provided direct service to over 1,800 individuals. They served 21 families, totaling 86 individuals, at risk of separation, and kept 100% of them together.

Adoption Rhode Island provides support to children, to families, and to communities. In turn, they need your support.

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How to Help

Is there a car in your life weighing you down? That old car can help provide a better life for a child in need.

Any car in any condition will help provide funding for Adoption Rhode Island. Our donation program works hard to minimize administrative costs, so between 75-80% of each gross dollar earned from selling the vehicle donation at auction goes directly to the charity.

Not only is it simple to donate your vehicle, every donation to Adoption Rhode Island is twice as beneficial! A generous donor matches every donation, up to $10,000. Even if your vehicle doesn’t fetch thousands at auction, it can provide life-changing support for children and their families.

Give us a call at (877) 957-2277 or visit our website to get started on your donation today, and make Rhode Island a little brighter for the kids who call this state home.

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Charity Spotlight: North Shore Animal League

Cats or Dogs? No matter what else you believe, most of us land pretty squarely on one side or the other (excluding small animal fanatics).

Do you find yourself in a tail-wagging flurry of excitement when you see a dog, or do you melt at the sound of a purring cat?

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No matter which animal you prefer, you probably have some idea of how many fuzzy, furry, feathery, and scaled animals are in need of assistance.

That’s where North Shore Animal League comes in.

How much do you know about North Shore Animal League?

Did you know that they are the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization? The North Shore Animal League places 18,000 animals annually with loving families!

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They’ve been doing incredible work since 1944: over 1,000,000 animals’ lives have been saved by North Shore Animal League!

They don’t just help animals, but coordinate educational outreach programs, working with schools and libraries to help connect kids with animals, teaching critical skills including emotional intelligence. Over 3,000,000 students have been involved in their educational programs!

North Shore Animal League is an amazing charity, and they can’t do it all alone…

Do you want to help the North Shore Animal League and the incredible charitable work they do? Did you know that they accept car donations?

The process for donating your car is incredibly quick and easy. Simply call in at 800-752-6462 or visit our vehicle donation page to get started!

We will tow your car away for free, and on average, 75-80% will go directly to North Shore Animal League! Even better, your donation is tax deductible!

It’s easy as 1,2,3…

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  1. Call a friendly representative at 800-752-6462 to provide some basic information about your vehicle
  2. Schedule a pickup date with a local towing agency
  3. Claim your tax deduction

There are millions of animals out there that need our help, don’t wait to donate a car to North Shore Animal League!

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