Charity Spotlight: Fisher House Foundation

This week, take a minute or two to learn about an amazing organization, the Fisher House Foundation. Read all about the history of this amazing charity, and the unexpected way you can help…

Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Car Donations for Veterans

Fisher House Foundation is a charity that helps military families in a unique and helpful way. Founded in 1991, the Fisher House Foundation is a network of houses that serve as temporary lodging for service members and their families near medical centers.

The Foundation also has scholarship programs, including

  • Scholarships for Military Children, which helps make college more affordable with grants to 700 students annually.
  • Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship, which honors fallen soldiers and wounded or disabled service members.

Since it began, the charity has “served more than 335,000 families and provided over 8 million days of lodging,” according to their website. The scholarship programs have provided $18,130,000 to 10,814 students! To put it plainly, Fisher House Foundation has made an immense impact of the lives and well being of service members and their families.

How to Support Fisher House Foundation

An easy, unexpected way to support this amazing military organization is by donating your car. A vehicle donation to charity is a lot simpler than it seems, and we are there for you every step of the way.

To get started, either visit our Car Donation Wizard website or giving us a call at 877-999-8322. All you need to donate your car is the title and a few minutes to complete our donation form. Even better, your charity car donation is eligible for a tax deduction!

Car Donation Wizard has the highest returns of any charity car donation. At least 75-80% of every gross dollar earned at auction goes directly to Fisher House Foundation. Help keep military families comfortable while a loved one undergoes treatment, and help ensure the children of service members have access to a good college education.

If you have questions, concerns, or are ready to get started, give us a call today!

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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!

ASPCA

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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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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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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Concern Worldwide U.S. Car Donation Program

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! 

 

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