Giving Tuesday (#givingtuesday on social media), donate your car to make a difference this charitable season.
It is that time of year again where we hear bells ringing outside of our local grocery stores and shopping centers. The holiday season brings out a spirit in us that makes us want to help out the community and others in need. There are plenty of ways one can contribute to their charity of choice. This Giving Tuesday, we’d like you to take a minute to consider donating a car as a great way to support your favorite charity. Much to our pleasure, Car Donation Wizard receives almost double the amount of donations from Thanksgiving to Christmas than it does in an average month. This rise in car donations coincides with a movement called “Giving Tuesday”.
Another throwback to a car you may have ridden in with your dad or grandpa when you were a kid. This time we had a 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV donated to Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County, Michigan.
An old, yellow VW Bug convertible was recently donated to Habitat for Humanity. This car donation is for the donor’s local habitat in Honolulu, Hawaii. The generous donor purchased the 1975 Volkswagen Beetle after her last child left for college. She lovingly named her car ‘Baby’.
Just recently we had a beautiful 1961 Jaguar Mark IX donate to American Cancer Society. This classic Jaguar came to us from a generous donor in Laguna Beach, California. You can see from the picture that this car lived a privileged life in sunny southern California. With just over 27,000 miles, this car was kept in great running shape and was even treated to a new engine back in the early 1990’s. Due to the donor taking great care of this car it has held its value over the last 56 years. We expect it to earn quite a nice car donation for the American Cancer Society.
The first quarter of 2017 has seen average used car market prices soften and continue to drop both month to month as well as year over year. In fact “Auto Remarketing Magazine” stated in their April 1st Issue that it was just the 2nd time in the last 20 years that used car prices declined in the month of February.
The decline was counter to the 1-percent increase expected for the month and marked just the second time in the past 20 years prices fell in February. -Auto Remarketing Magazine
Used cars are displayed on a sales lot on June 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. -Getty Images