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

car donation to habitat for humanity

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…

car donation to habitat for humanity

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: 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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Car Donation to American Cancer Society-1970 Blakely Bernardi

Here is a 1970 Blakely Bernardi donated to the Cars for a Cure program with the American Cancer Society.

1970 Bernardi

The sister of the owner of the car donated his beloved car to American Cancer Society because she wanted to be a part of their mission to find a cure for cancer. Her brother loved his car, “Stuart Little”, so much she knows that it deserves to be showcased in a better way. The owners nickname “Dok” which was short for Car Doctor is on the passenger door.

The Bernardi was produced in Princeton, Wisconsin at Blakely Auto Works. This model Blakely is named after Italian inventor of the gasoline internal-combustion engine. The Bernardi design is fitting of a post WWII era car and is often compared to in physical appearances as the British MG TD. Being built after the Blakely Bearcat “S” models, Blakely vice president ArtHerschberger made major changes to the new Bernardi model such as changes to the hood, fenders, windshield, bumpers, a new interior, and better folding convertible top.

To learn more about donating your car to charity, please visit us to day at www.cardonationwizard.com or call us at (877) 957-2277 and we will be happy to talk about donating your vehicle to one of the best charities out there!

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Happy National Doughnut Day!

National doughnut day

The word ‘doughnut’ can mean different things depending on its context. Most people think of the word and sweet fried dough usually in the shape of a ring or ball comes to mind. Other people might think cars and shifting into first gear holding the gas down and turning all the way either to the right or left causing the vehicle to spin in circles, might be your kind of donut… However, today, June 1st marks National Doughnut Day and it is about food not cars.

 National Donut day began during World War I when the Salvation Army sent over 250+ female volunteers to France to provide servicemen fresh coffee, tea, pastries, pies, breads, and of course Doughnuts. They became known as “Doughnut Girls.” The tradition carried on into World War II, the volunteers who helped serve the servicemen were referred to “Doughnut Dollies”. The United States Marine Corps’ birthday was also once referred to as National Doughnut Day. Even though it was just the military branch’s birthday, it is said the American prisoners of war at Son Tay Prison Camp convinced the Vietnamese guards it was a holiday in hopes to trick them to give out doughnuts in honor of the occasion.

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Here at Advanced Remarketing Services we like both kinds of doughnuts. Most of our
employees would prefer actual doughnuts from a local doughnut shop. But, since
we are a vehicle donation processing center we have many employees who enjoy
motorsports like autocross, rally, drifting, racing, and of course doing burnouts and doughnuts! If you have recently done a little too many donuts in your car and it may be ready for donation we are the company you should think of. Or, if you just love eating doughnuts and their history and want to donate your car to a charity like the Salvation Army, we are the people for you!  We work with the best non-profits around and are here ready to take your vehicle donation! Check out Car Donation Wizard or call us at (877) 957-2277, and tell us about your doughnut adventures, whichever type they may be!

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Memorial Day Feature: Car Donations for Veterans

Memorial Day Feature Car Donations for Veterans

Car Donations for Veterans is a meaningful way to support military and veteran related charities with a tax deduction eligible contribution.

This Memorial Day we are doing a special feature on car donations for veterans.  This national holiday is a time where we all take a chance to honor the active and retired military members who serve our country.  When donating a car there are many different car donation programs to choose from but we would like to highlight our veteran and military related charities that you can donate a car to.

Our featured organizations are Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Vets Vehicles and Fisher House Foundation.  Donating a car to one of these charities is a great way to support our veterans with a significant and meaningful contribution.  You may not realize the value your car still has and a charitable tax deduction eligible car donation is an easy and free way to get rid of your old vehicle.

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