Charity Spotlight: One Laptop Per Child

This week’s Charity Spotlight focuses on One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit created by MIT Media Lab members. Their mission is to “empower the world’s poorest children through education.”

one laptop per child

One Laptop Per Child

As their name suggests, they plan to achieve that goal by providing children, from Afghanistan to Miami to Uruguay with their own rugged, durable, low-energy laptop.

The experts at One Laptop Per Child designed these computers to be versatile and tough. The device is roughly the size of a textbook, and lighter than a lunchbox. This portability is just one of several amazing attributes.

Some of the features include:

  • a color mode and a black-and-white mode that is as easy to read in sunlight as a newspaper
  • wireless broadband that connects each laptop in a local network, even without a wifi router
  • playful interface, including a touchscreen, that keeps children eager to learn while enabling exploration and expression
  • durable construction with thick plastic walls and a rechargeable battery, with an estimated lifetime of four years, compared to an average life of three years for typical laptops

One Laptop Per Child offers cutting-edge technology that is highly specified towards young users in any environmental setting. They have given over 2.5 million computers directly in the hands of the children who need them most, in over 60 countries around the world.

Do you want to help give young children like Zimi the best education possible?

One Laptop Per Child uses the technology of today to craft a bright future for tomorrow.

You can help, with the donation of a car, boat, RV, or motorcycle to One Laptop Per Child by visiting our website or calling a representative at (888) 852-0102.

Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned from vehicle donations to One Laptop Per Child. Donating your car, boat, RV, or motorcycle is an easy way to fund OLPC.

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Car Donation to American Cancer Society-1970 Blakely Bernardi

Here is a 1970 Blakely Bernardi donated to the Cars for a Cure program with the American Cancer Society.

1970 Bernardi

The sister of the owner of the car donated his beloved car to American Cancer Society because she wanted to be a part of their mission to find a cure for cancer. Her brother loved his car, “Stuart Little”, so much she knows that it deserves to be showcased in a better way. The owners nickname “Dok” which was short for Car Doctor is on the passenger door.

The Bernardi was produced in Princeton, Wisconsin at Blakely Auto Works. This model Blakely is named after Italian inventor of the gasoline internal-combustion engine. The Bernardi design is fitting of a post WWII era car and is often compared to in physical appearances as the British MG TD. Being built after the Blakely Bearcat “S” models, Blakely vice president ArtHerschberger made major changes to the new Bernardi model such as changes to the hood, fenders, windshield, bumpers, a new interior, and better folding convertible top.

To learn more about donating your car to charity, please visit us to day at www.cardonationwizard.com or call us at (877) 957-2277 and we will be happy to talk about donating your vehicle to one of the best charities out there!

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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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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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