Vespa VTS Donated to Habitat for Humanity

This week’s vehicle spotlight is on a sporty red Vespa that helped support the Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco! You too can support your local Habitat when you donate a motorcycle or other vehicle.

The Vespa

This bright, cherry-red scooter is a classic Vespa GTS, released 50 years after the launch of the Vespa GS (Grand Sport). The GTS (Grandturismo Sport) is a fresher, more powerful version of the original sport scooter. As far as athletes go, the GTS is far more Sporty Spice than Wade Boggs. The body style is a “vespino,” which is an adorably named smaller body that re-emerged a year before this model’s release.

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This odometer on this scooter shows fewer than 5,000 miles!

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The streamlined “vespino” GTS

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The Charity: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that focuses on providing affordable homeownership to families in need. They have a simple vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Future homeowners have only to make a down payment of “sweat equity.” That includes working on construction sites, attending workshops, or volunteering at their Restores. Their homeownership programs are not a temporary fix but provide stability for generations.

When you donate a motorcycle or any other vehicle, we make sure the proceeds stay in your community. This donor resides in the San Francisco area, so their donation went to support their local Habitat: HFH of Greater San Francisco.

This affiliate has built 248 homes in the local area since they became active in 1989. Affordable housing is incredibly difficult to find in the San Francisco area, so Habitat’s work changes people’s lives. Along with the impressive number of builds, they have also completed 286 Neighborhood Revitalization Projects since 2011. These include providing home repairs and improving parks, gardens, and community assets.

How to Donate a Motorcycle

Do you want to support the incredible efforts of your local Habitat for Humanity? When you donate a motorcycle or a car, we are happy to help.

It’s a simple process, we just need some information about the motorcycle and photos, and in no time your motorcycle donation will be towed away. You’ll receive a tax deduction, and your charity will receive between 75-80% of the gross proceeds.

Visit our helpful website or give us a call at 877-277-4344 to get started!


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!


Suzuki Boulevard S40 Donated to Feed the Children

You probably know that Car Donation Wizard is the place to go if you want to donate your car to charity, but did you know that we also accept motorcycles, boats, RVs, and even airplanes? Today’s vehicle spotlight looks at a speedy Suzuki donated to Feed the Children.

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This blue beauty is a 2006 Suzuki Boulevard S40. This model was marketed as the Suzuki Savage from 1986-2004, and there are no major cosmetic differences between the models.

The single-cylinder, four-stroke “thumper” engine is one of the largest displacement single cylinder engines in production today. The bike clocks in at a dainty 352 pounds dry, about 50 pounds below the average weight for a motorcycle.

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Although this bike is over 10 years old, the donation rolled in with under 15,000 miles! This cleanly designed, easy-riding bike has a long future ahead of it! The former owner knew they could trust Car Donation Wizard to help them donate this bike to their favorite charity.

Feed the Children

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Feed the Children is a nonprofit that actively combats childhood hunger and malnutrition. They provide food for children in need and work to change the conditions that cause kids to go hungry.

Every donation to Feed the Children makes a difference. They provide meals to over 263,000 children every single day. Not only fo they fight hunger today, but they work hard to prevent hunger tomorrow.

The key is education. Feed the Children provides children in need with backpacks full of school supplies, and snacks to keep kids focused. Since 2006, they have given over 1,000,000 backpacks to young students. Also, they provide free classroom supplies to teachers in underfunded areas, which helps another 525,000 students annually.

We have previously written about car donations to Feed the Children, but you can also donate your motorcycle, boat, or RV!

It’s so easy to support Feed the Children. Visit our website to get started on your vehicle donation, or give us a call at 888-317-1212 to donate your motorcycle, car, boat or RV!