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.
Habitat for Humanity Car Donation Feature
1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate
The latest featured Habitat for Humanity car donation in the spotlight here is a 1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate. When you think about donating a car you may not realize there are some pretty special antique and exotic vehicles donated.
When you donate a car to charity you are usually contributing to the auto recycling industry – one of the largest industries in the U.S. More than 80% of a car is recycled or reused so most most car donations impact the environment in a positive way. If that wasn’t reason enough to consider donating a car you are also contributing to an amazing non-profit!
Teams in the 2018 Chop Top Challenge embarked from Chicago, Illinois and headed South for New Orleans, Louisiana. Cars in the Chop Top Challenge have had the tops chopped and windshields cut off of the vehicles making it a crazy drive as they take on their interstate challenge. Along the way, teams were asked to participate in different challenges to earn points. These challenges were not announced to the teams until they left Chicago, making them think on their feet and have some fun! Based on social media, it looks like that is exactly what they did, check some of the action out on Instagram at #choptopchallenge.
This year, the Chop Top creators brothers, Luke and Joe’s, sister and team piloted a 1993 Toyota Previa in the Chop Top Challenge. They donated the car to charity at the end of their stay in New Orleans. Thanks to their generous donation this mini van will be donated to WWNO public radio in New Orleans. Reusable parts will be taken from the vehicle and the rest will be recycled for scrap metal. After a fun rally race this team is also helping out the environment by recycling their car! I heard from Luke about some of his sisters highlights of this years 2018 Chop Top Challenge and here’s what he said:
“The girls chopped the roof and windshield on Friday evening and then left Chicago Saturday morning. They braved a snow storm right out of Chicago, got Chop Top Challenge tattoos, and made it to New Orleans on Monday night. Tuesday night they led a parade down Bourbon street, complete with a 5 piece brass band playing from inside the vehicle.”
We are thrilled with this teams decision to donate their car to charity. When you donate a vehicle to a National Public Radio station of your choice, you actually turn your car into the community programming you love. WWNO will be able to turn the car donation into financial support for the local and national programming you trust and depend on. To learn more about the 2018 Chop Top Challenge visit them at the Chop Top Challenge website or follow them on Instagram at @choptopchallenge. To find out how to donate your car visit us today at www.cardonationwizard.com or call one of Car Donation experts today! We look forward to the 2019 Chop Top Challenge!
Importance of World Water Day to Car Donation Wizard
World Water Day (#worldwaterday) occurs on March 22nd annually and holds a lot of importance to us at Car Donation Wizard. Sponsored by the United Nations, this day is “about focusing attention on the importance of water.” This day is of particular importance to Car Donation Wizard because all of our employees live and work next to the ocean, in the city by the sea, Newport, Rhode Island. We see firsthand why everyone needs to take responsibility in taking care of this amazing part of nature.
Global Struggle for Clean Water
It is not just about having a beautiful ocean, lake or river to live by, work in and enjoy. Today over 2 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. That is almost 30% of the world’s population that has their health, education and livelihood directly affected by this global water crisis. There are issues directly related to demand, availability, quality and environmental impacts.
We are happy to announce a new car donation program through Concern Worldwide, U.S. Concern Worldwide is dedicated to ending poverty and hunger in the world’s poorest countries. An international group that strives to promote human welfare, Concerns main values are health, hunger, and humanitarian response in emergencies. Concern was started in Ireland by John and Kay O’Loughlin-Kennedy in 1968. Concern has spread worldwide with more than 3, 200 staff from 50 countries, and operates in 26 of the world’s poorest countries, headquartered in New York City and Chicago, Illinois in the U.S.
Concern’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major life improvements that last and spread throughout communities. To achieve this mission, Concern seeks to help change the root cause of poverty through their work with advocacy and education. Concern Worldwide strongly believes in the concept that eliminating extreme hunger and poverty is possible, and they prove this belief through their work every day.
By donating your car to charity through Concern Worldwide’s vehicle donation program, your generous support will help the poorest people in 26 of the world’s least developed countries. In 2016, 92% of Concern’s expenditure was used for programs such as buying clean water for a whole village, helped furnish a classroom for 90 people, providing family farming tools, giving school supplies to children, and helped to feed malnourished children. Donate your car to Concern Worldwide today, and help stop extreme poverty and hunger. To learn more about Concern visit https://www.concernusa.org/ or call one of our Car Donation Representatives today!