Canine Companions for Independence®

 

In February of 2016, a very generous donor had donated their 2006 Ford E450 Cutaway cube van, also known as a Fun Mover RV, to Canine Companions for Independence. This “van” was used while the donors were away on trips for agility and more. The front was the living space and the back was a transport. The transport section is where they had the dogs cages, supplies, food, fans and more. They use the vehicle quite often when they traveled to agility competitions. Some cutaway vans that you may have seen before include ambulances and Class C motor homes (RV’s). Now, some of you may be curious as to why a van would be special, and that is because it was kindly donated by dog owners to a great organization.

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The donors knew about vehicle donation programs, but didn’t know if they would take an RV. So they had looked online and found Car Donation Wizard. While online, the donor searched through the charities because they wanted to choose the right one for them. They decided to donate to Canine Companions for Independence.

It was the perfect fit because we used the Dog RV for our agility dogs, so Canine Companions for Independence was a perfect fit. The Bond between Dogs and Humans, and the ability to help dogs help people felt right. I feel really good about it, it was easy. Just a few emails and calls and it was done. It went smoothly, much smoother than it would have been if I were to trade it in/sell it. ~Donor.

 

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Canine Companions for Independence was founded in 1975. They are a non-profit that provides highly trained and vetted assistance dogs to people that have disabilities. Their headquarters is in Santa Rosa, CA but they work nationwide. They have six locations/regions including:

  • North Central
  • North East
  • North West
  • South Central
  • South East
  • South West

It all starts with their breeding program. They only select certain pairs of dogs to breed. To read about their breeding program click here.

They train four types of assistance dogs including:

The breeds they use for assistance dogs include: Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and a mix of the two. The assistance dogs go through extensive training and tests that they must pass in order to become an assistance dog.  Each dog lives with a puppy raiser until they are around 14-16 months old. They are put through 6-9 months of training at the regional training center with a professional trainer. Every dog undergoes medical and temperament tests. So much goes into ensuring the success and training of each dog, to make sure they are ready to help their human companions. You can see more about their training here. 

Canine Companions for Independence has also helped U.S. War veterans’. To find out more information about how they help, click here. 

Car donations and vehicle donations help your favorite charity obtain funding for what they do best. If you are interested in donating your vehicle to Canine Companions for Independence, you can do so by clicking here or by visiting: http://www.v-dac.com/org?id=94-2494324

Canine Companions for Independence does not charge for their assistance dogs. They are funded by private contributors, gifts, grants and fundraising.

If you have a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, motorcycle, etc., think about donating it to your favorite charity. You can search out site to find the charity that best suites you by clicking here. 

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A Porsche for The American Cancer Society

We have recently taken in a donated 1999 Porsche Boxster with only 23,553 miles for the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure® Vehicle Donation Program. John and Ann of California were the original owners, and it was garaged for most of that time. We had the pleasure to speak with John about his donation. When asked why they chose the American Cancer Society, John responded,

“My Wife and I support a several causes which include higher education and health care. We are very active with hospitals in particular. We liked the idea that the American Cancer Society had more money going back to them rather than the lower percentages that we saw while doing research. American Cancer Society is an excellent cause, so it was an easy decision. We had talked about the different charities back and forth, and we felt that this car was a special car and should go to a special charity. It seemed like the perfect fit.”

 

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The Porsche is their first vehicle donation to the American Cancer Society. John said he had regretted not knowing about the American Cancer Society’s vehicle donation program sooner. John spoke very highly of the effortless donation process; the representatives they spoke to were very pleasant and the couple are happy with the outcome.

When asked if they would donate a vehicle to the American Cancer Society again in the future and he said “Oh yes I would! It is now at the top of my list if I do it again in the future!”

If you would like information on how you can donate a car, give us a call at 888-227-5500 or fill out the donation form online at

https://www.cardonationwizard.com/american-cancer-society/info/car-donation-to-cars-for-a-cure.html

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Featured Car Donation of the Week: 1972 Porsche 914 Race Car for Colorado Public Television

February 10, 2016

Author: S.A. Stevenson

We’ve got a real unique car donation to highlight this week, we’ve received a 1972 Porsche 914 for Colorado Public Television. This vintage vehicle has been modified into a Race Car and was built by Steamboat Motor Sports! We’re currently auctioning this featured car donation on eBay.

This Volkswagen and Porsche collaboration is one of the most well balanced sports vehicles in history. This specialized vehicle was built by Steamboat Motor Sports with numerous aftermarket modifications. Information on the left door pillar suggests that the vehicle has a production date of November 1973 and that the engine within it is most likely a 2.2 or 2.4.

Unlike the models produced between, 1970 and 1972, this vehicle features bumper guards that were added to the front of the car. This superb ride has fine brakes, boasts phenomenal steering, and as you can see: bright period colors suit the car well with its vinyl interior.

About Colorado Public Television

When you donate a vehicle to benefit Colorado Public Television, you actually turn your car into the music you love. Donate your vehicle, and we’ll use the proceeds to support your favorite daily hosts and services and programs like “Colorado Inside Out”, “Sesame Street”, “Antiques Roadshow”, and “Nova” – your gift makes a difference at Colorado Public Television.

In addition to supporting the programs you love, your gift will make you a member of Colorado Public Television. Your vehicle is towed free of charge, and the donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. Colorado Public Television accepts any vehicle – running or not – including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. We work with our public radio colleagues at Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services, to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible revenue to Colorado Public Television and that your experience is convenient, efficient and even fun.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 1-855-277-2346.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle donation experts at 855-277-2346. Or begin your car donation by visiting our online vehicle donation form.

General membership questions can be answered by Colorado Public Television’s Member Services team at 303-296-1212.
Colorado Public Television
2900 Welton Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80205

Do you have a question about how to donate a car to charities? Check out our FAQ section and we’ll help you out! Interested in what other charities we service? Check out our charities page to get started!

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Featured Car Donation of the Week: 1976 MG B Roadster for Michigan Public Radio/NPR

October 19, 2015
Author: S.A. Stevenson

This week we’re featuring two vintage charity car donations: a 1964 Ford Thunderbird for Last Chance for Animals, and as you can see above: the 1976 MG B Roadster for Michigan Public Radio & NPR. We’re currently auctioning this featured car donation on eBay.

As you can see, this is a real beauty! This vehicle’s sleek white exterior and black, vinyl interior is just great to admire, especially if you have a thing for classic Roadsters. This vehicle boasts over $6,000 of restoration and maintenance performed upon it over the past two years, so you know that not only does it look great, but it runs good too!

These vehicles peaked in production right around 1975-1976 with over 35,000 units sold during the time-frame and were just a hoot to drive. This vehicle was one of the first MG models to feature the new US Federal 5 MPH Crash Bumpers. These well-recognized, black-rubber bumpers were needed to comply with American crash-testing standards for its era. The 1976 installment of the MGB sported a rear anti-sway bar that was added to significantly improve this vehicle’s handling over the 1975 model, which was the first model to introduce the 5 MPH Crash Bumpers.

As always, we love it when an individual donates a car to charity, and this is no exception…this convertible is great eye-candy!

About Michigan Public Radio

When you donate a vehicle to Michigan Radio, you can actually turn your car into the programs and news you rely on and love. Your gift makes a difference at Michigan Radio! In addition to supporting your favorite public radio shows, we’ll tow your vehicle for free, and your donation is tax deductible.

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. Michigan Radio accepts any vehicle – running or not -including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and motorcycles. We work with our public radio colleagues at Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible return and that your experience is simple and convenient.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle donation experts at 855-277-2346. Or begin your car donation by visiting our online vehicle donation form.

Do you have a question about how to donate a car to charities? Check out our FAQ section and we’ll help you out! Interested in what other charities we service? Check out our charities page to get started!

Featured Car Donation: 1976 MG B Roadster

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