1986 Porsche 944 Donated to NSAL

Porsche is known for making sleek and speedy sports cars, but did you know they can also support the missions of your favorite charities? The focus of this post, an ’86 Porsche 944 Turbo, helped the largest no-kill shelter in North America, the North Shore Animal League. We can tell you all about this car, and how vehicle donations support this incredible charity.

The Car: Porsche 944 Turbo

The 944 is the fourth Porsche model line, sandwiched between the 924 and the 911. Of course, the major mechanical difference between the 924 and 944 was found under the hood. The 944 featured a 2.5-litre in-line four-cylinder engine that made it a “true” Porsche.

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The features of this model appealed to more than just motorheads. The first vehicle sold in the US with a passenger airbag included as standard equipment? You guessed it: the Porsche 944. There’s a need for safety with all that speed, even when most contemporary models charged extra for a steering wheel airbag.

The Charity: North Shore Animal League

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The North Shore Animal League is the largest no-kill shelter in the world, and every year they place around 18,000 animals in loving homes. They’ve been doing incredible work since 1944: over 1,000,000 animals’ lives have been saved by North Shore Animal League! They are celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2019 as the leaders of the no-kill movement.

The North Shore Animal League not only rescues animals but provides much-needed care to prepare rescues for adoption. In only one year, their staff performed over 85,000 exams and vaccinated over 65,000 animals.

They also focus on education and have reached over 3,000,000 students with their Mutt-i-grees program. This program focuses on social and emotional learning, something critical that is often not highlighted in schools.

They rely on the support of generous donors and volunteers to help feed and care for the animals in their care.

The Value of Vehicle Donations

Vehicle donations are an unexpected but incredible way to support the work of your favorite charities. With our donation program, we sell donated vehicles at auction, and the proceeds go directly to the charity.

Transparency is key. Car Donation Wizard has the highest returns of any car donation program out there. On average, between 75-80% of the gross proceeds go to support your charity. We work hard to make sure that our costs say low, and the sale prices for vehicle donations are high.

If you have questions, are ready to get started, check out our website or give us a call at 877-215-0227.


1961 Jaguar Donated to the American Cancer Society

This week we are revisiting a beautiful 1961 Jaguar Mark IX donated to American Cancer Society.  This classic Jaguar came to us from a generous donor in Laguna Beach, California.  You can see from the picture that this car lived a privileged life in sunny southern California.

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With just over 27,000 miles, this car remained in great running shape and the owner even treated to a new engine back in the early 1990s.  Due to the donor taking great care of this car, it has held its value over the last 56 years.  In turn, this car will help support individuals and families affected by cancer, as a donation to the American Cancer Society.

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Jaguar produced this luxury saloon car, the Mark IX, from 1959 to 1961.  The Mark IX is the culmination of updates to its predecessor the Mark XIII.  While much of the body is traditional, in this Jag you can find a 3.8 L twin-cam straight-six engine.  In this fabled Jaguar, engine horsepower increased to 220 hp.  Other modern amenities include disc brakes and a Borg-Warner three-speed automatic transmission box.

This model Jaguar became popularized as a ceremonial car for state dignitaries.  The Mark IX became the official motorcar for Charles de Gaulle, the Queen of England and even the Nigerian government.

If you are interested more in donating a vehicle to the American Cancer Society, read about the Cars for a Cure, read this car donation page, or give us a call at 888-227-5500

American Cancer Society: Cars for a Cure

One out of three people will face a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.  Your car donation can help save lives!  On average when you donate car to charity it will raise more than $500 for the charity.  When you donate your car, your gift helps fund groundbreaking research, as well as programs and services for cancer patients and their families, education, and advocacy.  Here is what your car donations help go to.

American Cancer Society ImpactIf you are thinking to yourself that you would like to donate my car now visit the American Cancer Society car donation page on our website to get started.  Please click the link to learn more about how to donate a car or begin your car donation now!  It’s quick and easy and we can have the car picked up in no time. Your donation dollars will support the efforts of the American Cancer Society, and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction.


A Special KISS Motorcycle Donation to NSAL

Usually on our vehicle stories, we tell you about the history of an interesting donation. This North Shore Animal League motorcycle donation comes with a story – and unique design – of its own!

Custom art on the side of this Kawasaki North Shore Animal League motorcycle donation.

In the words of the generous donor:

“Being a passionate KISS fan since 1976, it only made sense my motorcycle reflected this. I was quite satisfied with my own artwork and pinstripes on the tank and fenders, and the flashing red lights that went with the paint.

However, life and riding became much more exciting on September 29, 2007, when Ace Frehley pulled into Moroneys Harley Davidson, shortly after I dropped it off for service! I introduced myself, showed him the bike, and the artwork. He agreed to sign the back fender, where the pinstripes reflected his makeup.

Flash forward to June 2017, I brought the front fender, with Peter Criss’ makeup in pinstripes, to NYC, where he signed it. I was a proud and happy woman wandering the streets of Manhattan holding the front fender of a motorcycle. So, two out of four isn’t bad, I guess. It’s been a fantastic adventurous chapter in my life, riding this bike.”

Peter Criss, better known as the Catman and drummer of the rock band KISS, may have been this creative donor’s inspiration for supporting the North Shore Animal League.

The North Shore Animal League is a wonderful charity that is the one of the oldest and largest no-kill shelters in North America!

Since 1944, they’ve saved over 1,000,000 animals’ lives!They do more than help animals. They coordinate educational outreach programs. That means working with schools and libraries to help connect kids with animals, teaching critical skills including emotional intelligence. Over 3,000,000 students have been involved in their educational programs!

North Shore Animal League is an amazing charity, and they can’t do it all alone…

Do you want to help the North Shore Animal League and the incredible charitable work they do? Did you know that they accept car, boat, RV, and motorcycle donations?

The process to donate your vehicle is incredibly quick and easy. Simply call in at 800-752-6462 or visit our donation page to get started!

We will tow your car away for free, and on average, 75-80% will go directly to the North Shore Animal League! Even better, your donation is tax deductible!


1978 Land Rover donated to KCUR

This week’s story highlights a vintage donation manufactured in England and donated to support KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s easy to donate a car to KCUR or to your favorite public radio station. Keep reading to learn about this unique vintage vehicle, and how you can support the stations you love.

1978 Land Rover Series III

Land Rover is synonymous worldwide with offroading, and this particular car sure looks like it could drive up a mountain or through a desert.

The Land Rover was initially designed as a working vehicle, a sort of tractor/car hybrid that would be as useful on the farm as on the road. Though it doesn’t look aerodynamic, it sure looks sturdy and capable of all sorts of travel.

Two brothers drove a Series III in the first east-west crossing of Australia by car. It’s hard to imagine a better car to travel the Australian outback. Adventurous drivers can even outfit the Series III with up to three gas tanks to avoid pesky fuel stops.

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Land Rovers can do exactly what the name suggests, traversing terrain that a lesser car couldn’t manage.

Perhaps the most unexpected capability of this car? Supporting KCUR as a donated vehicle!

How to Donate a Car to KCUR

KCUR is the flagship NPR station for the Kansas City metropolitan area. Their broadcasts reach a 90-mile radius in Missouri and Kansas and you can tune in 24/7. 

They broadcast national programs that you can hear on NPR stations nationwide, but that’s not all. KCUR creates and broadcasts several shows specific to the Kansas City region, including Central Standard12th Street Jump, and Cyprus Avenue.

Maybe KCUR keeps you company on your commutes, like so many donors. If you’re a listener, you definitely trust their commitment to reporting on the local stories that matter in your community.

You might be wondering, how can you support KCUR? That’s where Car Donation Wizard comes in. Maybe you have a 1978 Land Rover to donate, or maybe you just have an older junk car that’s gathering dust in the driveway. Either way, we can help.

When you donate a car to KCUR through Car Donation Wizard, you can be sure that they will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds of your donation. That means 80 cents of every dollar goes straight to your favorite programs.

To get started, simply visit our website or give us a call at (877) 215-0227 and we can get your car picked up in no time.

It’s time for your car to embark on a new and unexpected adventure — supporting your favorite public radio station!




2003 Kawasaki Jetskii Donated to UNICEF

Car Donation Wizard accepts more vehicles than you might think! Perhaps you’ve already read about boat, motorcycle, and commercial donations, but did you know we can even accept donated Jetskis? This aquatic donation benefited the US Fund for UNICEF. Not only is it fun, but it helped make the world a better place! With a UNICEF car donation, you can too!

The Jetski: 2003 Kawasaki STX-12F

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This US Fund for UNICEF Donation waiting to be back in the water

Although “Jetski” is often used as a blanket term for Personal Water Crafts(PWC), it is actually the name for Kawasaki’s iconic model.

Kawasaki manufactured their first standup PWC back in 1973,  and have been supreme since.

This particular model can reach speeds of over 55 mph on the water, which is surely quite exciting (don’t forget a life jacket)! The STX-12F also has three out of three stars on the CARB emission rating, which makes it both fun and responsible.

The hull is crafted in a single piece which makes it more durable and a smoother ride. It also features a water-jacketed exhaust system, which keeps the engine quieter than you might expect.

Not only is this well built, it brought joy to more than just its original owner as a generous donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

U.S. Fund for UNICEF

UNICEF is the United Nation’s Children’s Fund, a nonprofit that supports children worldwide.  This organization is committed to protecting the most vulnerable children around the globe.

They are active in over 190 countries and territories to protect children who are often unable to protect themselves. They focus on critical, lifesaving initiatives including vaccination and distribution of medicine, emergency relief, providing soap and clean water, and fighting child trafficking.

UNICEF has helped eliminate polio completely in 122 countries since 1988. It is difficult to quantify the reduction in human suffering through their valiant efforts. It is easy to quantify their excellent use of funds, though: 88.4% of every dollar donated goes directly to aid the children who need it.

You may be familiar with their Trick-or-Treat initiative that is popular across the country. What you might not know, is how you can donate your car (or boat or motorcycle or RV or jetski) to UNICEF.

We make it easy, all you need to do is visit our website or call at 1-855-487-3863. A U.S. Fund for UNICEF car donation can change a child’s life.