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 877-215-0227. 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.

Adoption Rhode Island

Adoption Rhode Island car donation

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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Generous Vehicle Donation to James L. Maher Center

Maher Center Vehicle Donation

We recently had the great pleasure to personally present funds from a vehicle donation, to a charity that is near and dear to the family at ARS, The James L. Maher Center.  This is an organization that is based right here in Middletown, RI. Its focus is to support individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them to increase their independence, self-esteem, productivity, integration and participation in their communities.  It is very special to us for a number of reasons. We have been so fortunate to work with 2 of the men from this organization. They work with us 3 days a week and are wonderful to work with.

We also take part in one of their services, Blossoms, where fresh flowers are delivered by one of their participants to our staff weekly.  It brightens our office and our days to see beautiful flowers on our desks. The proceeds for this program go right back into helping to support the Maher Center’s activities.

A member of our local community recently donated her vehicle to the Maher Center, a 2006 Lexus.  This vehicle sold at a nearby auction and we were very happy with the results of the sale that we were able to present to the Maher Center.  We presented the proceeds check to the CEO of the James L. Maher Center, Rose Morton, along with Deb Gardener (Director of Program Operations), Willow Hoaglund, and Tammy Mojkowski.  Two of their program participants and their direct support provider Mike were also on hand when the proceeds were presented. The funds will be used to help support the operation of their group homes, to help maintain their transportation fleet, and provide training and support throughout their various vocational, educational and therapeutic services.

We are very thankful for this generous donation to a wonderful organization, and for all of the donations we receive.  If you are interested in more information about the James L. Maher Center or in ways you can support them, please visit their website at www.mahercenter.org.  If you are interested in donating your vehicle, or reading about some of our other donations, please visit www.cardonationwizard.com or contact one of our car donation representatives today at (877) 957-2277. 

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