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.
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.
Another throwback to a car you may have ridden in with your dad or grandpa when you were a kid. This time we had a 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV donated to Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County, Michigan.
Just recently we had a beautiful 1961 Jaguar Mark IX donate 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. With just over 27,000 miles, this car was kept in great running shape and was even treated to a new engine back in the early 1990’s. Due to the donor taking great care of this car it has held its value over the last 56 years. We expect it to earn quite a nice car donation for the American Cancer Society.
Today awareness is being raised around social media and news sites about the prevalence that human trafficking has around the world. January was proclaimed National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by President Barack Obama in 2014. According to UNICEF USA an estimated 21 million people are victim to human trafficking and forced labor. This includes about 5.5 million children.
As a partner of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF we want to share their cause and the ways that you can help take action. Follow this link to the UNICEF website for more information.
One way that you can help is by choosing to donate a car or cars for charity. Believe it or not your old vehicle that’s sitting in the driveway taking up space is not completely worthless. The impact of your car donations to UNICEF may be much more than you realize. The average amount raised by a vehicle donation through Car Donation Wizard is $542. If you are wondering how to donate a car click here to learn more and start the easy donate your car process.
In 2016 hundreds of people decided to donate a car to charity and picked UNICEF as the charity they wanted to support. One of the top car donations in the year came out of Colorado. A 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee with over 125,000 hard earned miles was donated and raised a lot of money for the charity.
The brand Jeep, originally produced for the military in 1941, when they decided they needed a new lightweight, cross-country reconnaissance vehicle. By the end of the second World War over 600,000 Jeeps were ordered for use. Flash forward to 1974 and Jeep Motors debuted what would become the most popular model in history, the Cherokee. In 1992, Jeep presented a brand new model, the Grand Cherokee. This model quickly gained popularity among car enthusiasts.¹
If you can please take some time to research the human trafficking cause via UNICEF or another source. If you think to yourself that you would like to get involved by deciding to donate my car then visit Car Donation Wizard and get started! The process is easy, pickup is quick and free and you get a tax credit in return. Your vehicle donation can start making a difference today.