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.”

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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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Happy National Doughnut Day!

National doughnut day

The word ‘doughnut’ can mean different things depending on its context. Most people think of the word and sweet fried dough usually in the shape of a ring or ball comes to mind. Other people might think cars and shifting into first gear holding the gas down and turning all the way either to the right or left causing the vehicle to spin in circles, might be your kind of donut… However, today, June 1st marks National Doughnut Day and it is about food not cars.

 National Donut day began during World War I when the Salvation Army sent over 250+ female volunteers to France to provide servicemen fresh coffee, tea, pastries, pies, breads, and of course Doughnuts. They became known as “Doughnut Girls.” The tradition carried on into World War II, the volunteers who helped serve the servicemen were referred to “Doughnut Dollies”. The United States Marine Corps’ birthday was also once referred to as National Doughnut Day. Even though it was just the military branch’s birthday, it is said the American prisoners of war at Son Tay Prison Camp convinced the Vietnamese guards it was a holiday in hopes to trick them to give out doughnuts in honor of the occasion.

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Donate your car to charity today!

Here at Advanced Remarketing Services we like both kinds of doughnuts. Most of our
employees would prefer actual doughnuts from a local doughnut shop. But, since
we are a vehicle donation processing center we have many employees who enjoy
motorsports like autocross, rally, drifting, racing, and of course doing burnouts and doughnuts! If you have recently done a little too many donuts in your car and it may be ready for donation we are the company you should think of. Or, if you just love eating doughnuts and their history and want to donate your car to a charity like the Salvation Army, we are the people for you!  We work with the best non-profits around and are here ready to take your vehicle donation! Check out Car Donation Wizard or call us at (877) 957-2277, and tell us about your doughnut adventures, whichever type they may be!

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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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1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Donated to Habitat for Humanity

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.

1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Donated to Habitat for Humanity

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1961 Jaguar Mark IX Donated to American Cancer Society

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.

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