James L Maher Center Charity Spotlight

Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? The James L. Maher Center works year round to support individuals with developmental disabilities. This organization is especially close to heart here at Car Donation Wizard.

James L. Maher Center

james l maher center

Founded in 1953, the James L. Maher Center fosters independence and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. They help connect individuals with meaningful employment and celebrate the work of Americans with disabilities.

The Center started humbly with 13 families who wanted to provide a group home and day programs for their daughters and sons. Today? The Centers serves around 300 families in Newport and Bristol counties, and runs 11 group homes, and provides over 2,000 rides weekly.

Although the Center has grown immensely, their mission has not altered. They strive to “support individuals with developmental disabilities by helping them to increase their independence, self-esteem, productivity, integration, and participation with their local communities.”

This support takes many forms, including employment opportunities, day programs for about 150 individuals, transportation, and recreation. The Maher Center helps participants stay active, social, and helps foster a special sense of community.

We are proud to work with the James L. Maher Center for car donations and beyond. Two of our amazing team members, Frank and John, joined us through the Maher Center!

We also participate in their Blossoms program, where fresh blooms vases are delivered weekly to our office for a nominal fee, which can brighten the gloomiest workday.

If you want to help support the incredible work of the James L. Maher Center, we make it easy.

If you donate your car through Car Donation Wizard, between 75-80% of the gross proceeds will go directly to the Maher Center. This helps support their 11 group homes, their transportation fleet, and personalized training and support for all participants.

Give us a call at (877) 215-0227 or visit our website, and help support a great cause that’s close to heart and close to home!

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Arthritis Foundation Charity Spotlight

Raise your hand — slowly! — if you or anyone you know is familiar with arthritis. Slowly lower it, and get comfortable. You’re about to learn about an organization fighting arthritis, and the surprising way that you can help (hint: Arthritis Foundation car donation).

Arthritis affects 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States. That’s 1 in 4 adults! Odds are, you know someone experiencing the pain of arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Foundation car donation

Also known as the Champion of Yes, the Arthritis Foundation leads the fight against arthritis. They work in a couple distinct ways, which include political advocacy, scientific research, and help and support.

Their advocacy in 2017 helped pass 17 new laws that make life easier for those with arthritis, especially when it comes to access to medical care and treatment. Arthritis is the number 1 cause of disability in the US, the Arthritis Foundation fights to ensure people living with the disease receive the necessary benefits.

Juvenile arthritis has its own set of complications, and the Arthritis Foundation doesn’t just care for and empower youths but also cares for families and communities as well.

The Arthritis Foundation offers 137 local programs across 45 states and has 26 major research projects worth over $30 million. Their efforts have a significant effect on millions of Americans, but they do need your support.

Arthritis Foundation Car Donation

A great way to show your support? You guessed it: an Arthritis Foundation car donation!

At Car Donation Wizard, we make vehicle donations easy. All you need to do is visit our website or reach us by phone at (800) 905-4931. We can get you started, and your car will be picked up in no time. Your car will be sold at auction, and we will send you a tax receipt.

Between 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale go directly to the Arthritis Foundation, and will support the closest office to you.

There’s nothing to lose, and so much to gain when you show support with an Arthritis Foundation car donation!

 

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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 877-215-0227. 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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Charity Spotlight: American Liver Foundation

Check out this week’s featured charity: American Liver Foundation! Get to know the great work this amazing charity does, and the unexpected way you can help…

American Liver Foundation

American Liver Foundation Car Donation Program

The American Liver Foundation began in 1976, by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Their mission is simple: a world without Liver Disease.

Why focus specifically on the liver? For starters, your liver is a critical organ, that filters your blood, produces bile that lets you digest food, and helps your body fight disease. Liver disease is one of the 10 major causes of death in the US.

The American Liver Foundation works to provide funding for medical research, educate the medical community as well as patients and their families, and raise awareness.

They strive to improve treatment and find cures to prevent future cases, and support patients who are suffering. Their National Helpline, 1-800-GO-LIVER (1-800-465-4837) gives information about treatment and helps uninsured patients get the medicine they need.

A donation to the American Liver Foundation supports Education, the National Helpline, Research, and Advocacy. Did you know that an easy way to support this charity can actually be with a vehicle donation?

Donate My Car to American Liver Foundation

You can donate just about any car, motorcycle, boat, or RV to American Liver Foundation by calling 833-34-DRIVE (833-343-7483) or visiting our website.

The donation process is really simple. Our representatives can walk you through a simple donation form, and make the title transfer process easy. It’s a great way to support your favorite charity. Car Donation Wizard returns at least 75-80% of every gross dollar earned directly to the charity!

Even better, you are eligible for a tax deduction with your donation! And a charity car donation will make you feel great inside and out, and help your wallet as well as your community.

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Vets Vehicles Charity Spotlight

It’s easy to donate your car, but sometimes it’s hard to decide which amazing charity you want to help. If you’re trying to choose an organization that works with and for Veterans, it’s time you heard about Vets Vehicles.

Vets Vehicles Car Donations for Veterans

Vets Vehicles is a non-profit that started in 2011 to fix the problem of dishonest donations companies taking advantage of generous donors. They partnered with Car Donation Wizard, the most reputable charity car donation company.

Vets Vehicles receives between 75-80% of the gross proceeds from each vehicle’s sale. Vets Vehicles then distributes those funds to amazing organizations, including:

  • AMVETS
  • Fisher House Foundation
  • Marine Toys for Tots
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation

AMVETS assists veterans and their families on local and national levels. They help veterans obtain insurance and file claims with VA, and represent 20 million veterans.

Fisher House Foundation builds a network of homes around the world for veterans and their families to stay while receiving medical care. Since the Foundation began, they have helped over 335,000 families.

Marine Toys for Tots is a program through the US Marine Corps that helps deliver toys and presents to millions of children whose families do not have the money to celebrate Christmas.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides educational counseling and college scholarships to the children of fallen special operations service members.

These organizations all do incredible work across the country. You can donate to any of these charities individually, or all at once! Donating your car is a great way to support your favorite organization. The US Department of Veterans Affairs knows how valuable this can be, and they explain why it’s a great idea.

It can be hard to decide who to help with your car donation to charity. Vets Vehicles helps make things easy for you when you donate your car. You get to help more than one great charity with your vehicle donation.

Have a question about donating my car? Visit our website to get started, or give us a call at 88-838-7834!

 

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