Donate for #GivingTuesday!

Today marks #GivingTuesday 2018, a day of giving and collaboration powered by social media. It is estimated last year $274 million dollars was raised online in response to the sixth annual #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday also kicks off the spirit of giving season. Are you thinking of doing something different than a monetary donation to charity this season? Celebrate #GivingTuesday by donating your car to charity and we will return 80% of every gross dollar raised back to our charity partners. We work with some of the nation’s best charities, visit Car Donation Wizard to make your charity choice. #GivingTuesday is a great day to remind us as Americans the importance of giving to those in need and the thousands of non-profit organizations around the world that spend 365 days a year working to make a difference. Your car donation can help build a new home for a family, help find a cure for cancer, or be put to use with humanitarian efforts worldwide.  Donating your car to such causes is a great way to give something back. Not to mention the environmental impact donating your old vehicle has on our planet!

2018 will present new opportunities and challenges with the tax reform, but based on more people and organizations aware of the success of #GivingTuesday since its start in 2012, it is likely we will see more dollars raised than last year. And, contrary to some predictions, people are in fact still donating, and not just for the tax deduction. ARS President, Joe Hearn’s Wreckonomics Special Charity Spotlight, looks specifically at car donation trends and why they are here to stay. Our largest charity programs continue to grow in 2018 and we predict that growth to continue. Ready to be a part of the #GivingTuesday movement today? Simply start your car donation online at www.cardonationwizard.com or call one of our vehicle donation experts at  (877) 957-2277!

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1998 Food Truck Donated to Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Guest Blogger: Jacqueline Martel

This year we had a very interesting donation of a 1988 Chevrolet Food Truck! This unique donation was from the Rhode Island School of Design, a local prestigious art college. The donation generated a substantial sum of support for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have the biggest hearts!

Rhode Island Community Food Bank

The Rhode Island School of Design had one of the most unique forms of donation towards the food bank, a food truck itself! What better way to promote the depletion of widespread hunger than by recycling the source of food sales?

Rhode Island Community Food BankRhode Island Community Food Bank

This truck helped feed countless hungry college students as a food truck, and thousands of hungry Rhode Islanders as a vehicle donation! 

Rhode Island Community Food Bank

The RI Community Food Bank was established in 1982. They strive to distribute millions of pounds of food through donations for those in need. In order to meet the high demand for food donations, the RI Food Bank solicits donations from the public as well as purveyors in the food industry such as supermarkets and local growers. With its spacious facility and willing staff, the food bank distributes about 200,000 of food to its donors each week through its 155 member agencies.

Aside from monetary donations, the food bank is always accepting nutritious, non-perishable food items. Their network of agencies delivers these donations to Rhode Islanders in need.

For every dollar donated, the RI Food Bank has the ability to acquire three meals for someone in need.

They are also accepting vehicle donations year round!

It doesn’t have to be a food truck to help feed those in need! We can accept vehicles of just about any size or condition.

If you want to make a donation, please visit our website or call us at 877-957-2277.

 

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US Fund for UNICEF Charity Spotlight

Do you believe in a future where children are safe, no matter where they are born? So does UNICEF, and their US fundraising branch, US Fund for UNICEF. Support children around the world when you donate a car to UNICEF.

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US Fund for UNICEF

UNICEF is the acronym for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, created by the UN after World War II. Their first mission was to directly remedy the lack of security, food, and healthcare faced by children in war-torn countries.

Today, UNICEF is active in over 190 countries and territories worldwide, caring for children and youths who are in need.

Conflict tends to most hurt the already vulnerable, especially children. UNICEF works in areas of crisis to fight trafficking and military conscription. We are in the midst of an unprecedented refugee crisis, and almost 50 million children have been displaced.  UNICEF aided more than 145,000 displaced children in Syria in the first half of 2012. The impact of this organization worldwide is monumental.

UNICEF also focuses on everyday struggles, including a lack of access to clean water, vaccines, and proper nutrition. Their humanitarian programs have helped reduce the number of child deaths by over 50% since 1990 — and they are not done.

How You Can Help

The surprisingly easy way to support this incredible charity? Donate a car to UNICEF! When you visit our website or give us a call at 855-487-3863.

Even older, end-of-life cars can help UNICEF save lives worldwide. Donations like yours help keep vulnerable children safe.
We make donating your car to UNICEF easy. Simply reach out with basic information on your vehicle, and our licensed towing agencies will pick it up free of charge. You will be eligible for a tax credit, and UNICEF will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds.

If you want to help save young lives, the key may be in your driveway.

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This time of year is good for more than just candy and pumpkin carving, it’s also a major fundraiser for UNICEF! You might be familiar with the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, but do you know about making a UNICEF car donation? Find out this unexpected way you can support this incredible charity!

The Trick-or-Treat UNICEF started in 1950 when a small group of thoughtful children went trick or treating looking not for candy, but coins for children in need overseas. The first year, they raised a total of $17. Since that first Halloween, participants have raised almost $177 million dollars for children worldwide.

If you see any pint-size trick or treaters out tonight with orange boxes, know that they are doing their part to make a global difference!

A donation of 50 cents can provide a packet of therapeutic food for a malnourished child. Donating $1 can provide a polio vaccine. A donation of $2 can provide 10 bars of soap that help keep kids clean and healthy. It doesn’t take much to make a difference, and donations of all sizes add up to make a life-saving difference.

Learn more about this program through the following video:


If you’re inspired by the fantastic work of UNICEF, consider donating your vehicle to further the cause. Your UNICEF car donation will be simple and quick and can be started over the phone by calling  1-855-487-3863 or by visiting our website.

Your car donation will be towed away promptly, and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction. Even better, UNICEF will receive between 75-80% of every gross dollar earned from your vehicle’s auction. All treat, no trick!

Support UNICEF through their Trick-or-Treat program today, and make a lasting impact with a vehicle donation.

 

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Habitat for Humanity Car Donation: 1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate

Habitat for Humanity Car Donation - 1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate

Habitat for Humanity Car Donation Feature

1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate

The latest featured Habitat for Humanity car donation in the spotlight here is a 1986 Alfa Romeo Graduate.  When you think about donating a car you may not realize there are some pretty special antique and exotic vehicles donated.

When you donate a car to charity you are usually contributing to the auto recycling industry – one of the largest industries in the U.S.  More than 80% of a car is recycled or reused so most most car donations impact the environment in a positive way.  If that wasn’t reason enough to consider donating a car you are also contributing to an amazing non-profit!

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