1984 Toyota Land Cruiser to Habitat for Humanity

Did you know that cars can help build homes? Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program receives the funds from vehicle donations and uses them to improve communities. This vintage 1984 Toyota is a very special and unique donation, but every Habitat for Humanity car donation helps.

1984 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Land Cruiser is Toyota’s longest running series. They produced the first model in 1951! This is truly a durable model. How do we know? It is exclusively tested in the Australian outback, which is one of the most hostile environments on the planet.

Many Americans know this car as the most reliable car in the country, outback or not.

This particular model is “comfort-oriented” vs. “off-road oriented,” which is clear from the incredible upholstery! Most people race to call shotgun in a car, but I’d be more than happy to relax in this plus backseat.

Habitat for Humanity Car donation

This is a vehicle that could really take you places, or in this case, really help build places!

The generous owner of the vehicle decided to benefit their local Habitat for Humanity. To follow in their footsteps, or tire tracks with a charity car donation, keep reading!

Habitat for Humanity Car Donation

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.

A Habitat for Humanity car donation will benefit the closest Habitat for Humanity in your area, which means the proceeds stay in your local community and help your neighbors. 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. You are even eligible for a tax deduction!

Even if you don’t have a Toyota Land Cruiser, 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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1986 Pontiac Firebird Donated to ASPCA

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1986 Pontiac Firebird

We handle thousands of vehicle donations to charity every year, but this particular car truly stands out. This sweet cruiser fits the definition of a “pony car,” named after Mustang. Pony cars are smaller size muscle cars that still pack quite the punch.

This car has a 250 horsepower rating. Keep that in mind for trivia night, 1 Firebird = 250 horses! This iconic sportscar really purrs, or maybe chirps, on the highway and even on the silver screen.

The Pontiac Firebird gained fame as David Hasselhoff’s car in the TV series Knight Rider, and this specific car was made the final year of that program. Hasselhoff’s high tech Firebird fought for justice, which isn’t too different from our donor helping ASPCA!

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Donate a Car to ASPCA

This car was donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). ASPCA, founded in 1866, was the first humane society in North America.

They have three main focuses: Animal Rescue, Animal Placement, and Animal Protection. That means that ASPCA works hard to rescue animals from abuse, place them in loving homes, and advocate for humane laws.

If you donate your car to ASPCA, you can help them continue their incredible legacy of over 47,000 animals rescued or assisted.

If you’re wondering how to donate my car, visit our website or give us a call us at 855-652-7722. It’s easier than you’d expect to donate your car — and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction!

All you need to do is reach out to one of our friendly representatives or check us out online, and you can have your car picked up quickly, and for a great cause! Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of the gross selling price of every vehicle to ASPCA. It doesn’t get much better than that! Don’t worry though, we won’t let unlicensed dogs behind the wheel!

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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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How to Steer Clear of Car Donation Scams

Looking for tips on how to avoid car donation scams and do the most good you can with your donation? We’ve got you covered.

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Donating your vehicle is a great way to help your favorite charities. Vehicle donations can be incredibly beneficial to trustworthy charities, and grant you a tax deduction. However, there are fraudulent organizations out there, looking to capitalize on your goodwill and generosity. 

Here at Car Donation Wizard, we have been keeping donors informed since our blog began back in 2010. Unfortunately, not all charities — or donation companies — are created equal. There are fraudulent organizations out there, so it’s best to do a little research before handing over your vehicle.

To make sure you’re covered, and your car donation helps the charity you want to benefit, follow these easy steps.

How to Avoid Car Donation Scams

  • Research the organization.

    • Some nonprofits spend more money on their board members’ lavish lifestyles than on charitable work. Charity Navigator is an excellent resource for looking into the charity.
    • Look into the donation company that the charity works with. If you’re constantly hearing radio jingles and driving past endless billboards, you have to wonder how much money actually goes to charity…
    • Car Donation Wizard’s charity car donation programs return the highest percentage of the gross dollar from each vehicle donation to your charity. 
  • Don’t fall for flashy gifts or vacations in exchange for your car.

    • If they are bribing you for your car, how much money is left over for the charity?
    • The amount that you can claim depends on how much your vehicle sells for, minus any goods or services given to you in exchange; if an organization is promising you that you can claim the fair market value of your car….you may want to ask a few more questions.
    • Consult the IRS’ Guide to Vehicle Donation or reach out to one of our representatives at 877-999-2322.
  • Sign your title.

    • Car Donation Wizard has detailed and color-coded instructions on how to sign over your state-specific title, from Alaska to Wyoming, and all 48 states in between!
    • The title is the deed to your car, and if you leave it unsigned, you are leaving the door open for liabilities and headaches. If you have any questions about how or where to sign on a title, our trained representatives are a  phone call away 

Make sure you know who is taking your car, and the work that they do. It is shameful that some con artists take advantage of people who only wish to be generous, so it’s best to make sure you have all the knowledge to make an informed donation, and avoid car donation scams.

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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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