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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Welcome Toys for Tots Car Donation Program

Cars for Tots Car Donation Program

The Marine’s Toys for Tots program is a national charity that has provided over 18 million toys to 7 million children in the past year. Car Donation Wizard is proud to be working with them to offer a way to donate your car to charity. This past holiday season, Advanced Remarketing Services was glad to be a drop-off location in Rhode Island to collect toys for our local community.  

Toys for Tots Car Donation Program

 There is a vast history behind the Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots began in 1947 in Los Angeles, California by Major Bill Hendricks. The idea for the program started when Hendricks’ wife, Diane wanted to donate a homemade Raggedy Ann doll and could not find the right place to donate it. Bins were placed outside of the Warner Brothers movie theaters and around 5,000 toys were collected. The following year they grew to the national level and received attention from Walt Disney, who created the train logo still seen as the foundations image today. And in 1995, Toys for Tots became an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve. The primary goal of Toys for Tots program is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will spark them to grow into responsible, productive, citizens and community leaders. Michelle Obama placed the first Toys for Tots collection bin in the White House in 2009 and still is an active advocate for the program. In 2016, Toys for Tots collected and donated more than 512 million toys. 

If you are thinking about donating your car to charity consider donating your car through our fast, easy, and secure system. Your vehicle donation can start making a difference in a child’s life today through the Toys for Tots Foundation car donation program. Toys for Tots is a part of the Vehicle Donation to Any Charity (V-DAC) program, an easy way for non-profits of any size to start their own car donation program.

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Villains – Charity Scams and Scammers

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission and regulators for all 50 States filed complaints alleging that a family group and members of their church congregation bilked donors of $187 million over five years. That number again is $187,000,000!!!!!!

The complaints identify four connected groups operating as “personal fiefdoms” and “sham charities”. The complaints explained how the family members enriched themselves at the expense of donors and provided little benefit to the patients in need of support. According to the investigation, the defendants used the $187 million–donated to cancer patients for cars, gym memberships, luxury cruises, vacations, tuition, and to employ extended family or members of their church congregation with six-figure salaries.

Donors were fooled into thinking that they were helping patients battling cancer, but instead, 97% of every dollar went to the family and friends. The defendants allegedly used telemarketing, direct mail, websites and car donation programs to fuel their high flying lifestyle.

While outrageous and despicable, their crimes are unfortunately not unique. As long as there has been not for profit charities, there have been opportunists and criminals conducting frauds in the name of the weak and disadvantaged. These villains take advantage of weak charity oversight and limited enforcement resources to defraud donors and to prey upon the spirit of contribution that fuels charitable giving.

The area of Car Donation is especially vulnerable to charity scammers. Automobile donors are willing to donate a valuable automobile to a charity of their choosing. Fraud charities exploit this willingness and ‘acquire’ the vehicle for $0.00. Many Charity Car programs have little interest in delivering the money to the needy and vulnerable. This is especially true of some car donation charities related to ‘children’ or ‘kid’ causes. These ‘cars for kids’ programs fool donors into thinking that their donation will make a difference in the lives of children but if you take the time to really investigate you’ll find that very little of the ‘Car’ gets back to the ‘kids’ most just goes to support the processor; not education, not wishes, not health, no real benefit is delivered.

Advanced Remarketing Services was founded to be donor and charity focused. We work exclusively with well-known charities that are focused on service and known for their good deeds in the community. To date, ARS has raised over $95 million dollars for the charities we work with and returned over 80% of every gross dollar raised. NO OTHER NATIONAL PROGRAM COMES CLOSE.

For years Advanced Remarketing Services has been warning donors about the tricky business of charities charity scams. But ultimately the responsibility in policing these organizations doesn’t lie with the attorney generals or the charity watchdogs it lies with the donors. Take a moment to read our Suggestions for Choosing a charitable Car Donation program.

If you’d like more information about Vehicle Donation or Vehicle Donation Scams please contact us we’d be happy to help.

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Car Donation Wizard: Connecting Donors to Charities

June 25, 2015
Guest Blogger: Amanda Nevitt

At Car Donation Wizard we bring donors and charities together. Every year we receive thousands of car donations from individuals who want to help their favorite cause. We are experts at helping donors make a big impact by turning their donated cars into cash.

In addition to individual cars, trucks and motorcycles, we receive a fair share of “fleet” vehicles, which is a group of motor vehicles owned by a business rather than an individual. We’ve received shuttle vans for hotels, to big box trucks from corporations. They are an important part of our business and make a big difference for the benefiting charity.

Companies on average keep their fleet vehicles for about five years; most are at the end of their life and not worth much on trade in. What’s a sensible way to extend the life of those vehicles? Donate them! Not only does the donating company receive a tax deduction, but it’s a great way to help build houses, find cures for diseases, protect animals, empower veterans, keep children healthy & safe…(insert your favorite cause here).

Are you ready to donate? Let us help you get the most money for your charity of choice. Click here to get started.

You might also be interested in:
How to Find a Charity That Accepts Vehicle Donations
Car Donation: Your Questions Answered
Making Vehicle Donation Easy
Car Donation Scams: How to Avoid Them

About ARS
Advanced Remarketing Services offers innovative solutions to some of the remarketing industry’s toughest questions. We navigate the confusing landscape of wholesale, salvage and consumer markets to sell the vehicles in the best venue to the most appropriate buyer base.

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