National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

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.

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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.

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2009 Mini Cooper S for the American Cancer Society.

In November 2016 we had a car donation to the American Cancer Society from a generous donor from Oklahoma. They had donated their 2009 Mini Cooper S 2 door to help support their favorite charity.

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2003 Harley VROD for U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

A 2003 Harley VROD was donated to UNICEF by very generous donors from Florida. The VRSCA VROD was in production between 2002 and 2006. The 2003 VROD models were included in the 100th anniversary editions. It has 115 hp @ 8250 RPM Max Torque, five speed transmission 1130 cc Porsche designed liquid cooled v-twin engine. You can tell that this Harley VROD is a part of the 100th anniversary edition by looking at the badge (logo) on the side of it. It says 100. These VROD’s came in a two toned silver and black color.

 

Harley VROD

 

The donor had received the Harley as a wedding and birthday present from his wife back in February of 2003. The donors had been living abroad for some time and the Harley was in a storage facility. They knew it was time to do something with it. At first, they thought about selling it, and normally that is the first thing anyone would think about. But they didn’t think they would get nearly what it was worth to them for it. So, they chose to donate it. The donor told me that giving it away and having it serve some charitable purpose seemed like the next best thing. He continued onto saying,

I wanted to make a large donation, so a 100th anniversary Harley, and the value I hoped t would generate seemed super appropriate.

How very generous of them to think of UNICEF. The VROD they donated is absolutely stunning! The donors had continued onto saying,

I believe in the power of UNICEF and know that a relatively large percentage of what is donated actually goes to the people it is trying to help. For those reasons, It was a simple choice.

UNICEF’s mission is a very clear one, please click here to read the mission statement.

If you are wondering what UNICEF does, click here.

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A quick overview as to what they do is:

  • Protect Children’s rights
  • expand opportunities to help children reach their fullest potential.
  • promotes equal rights for women and girls to support their participation in politics and the community.

UNICEF does so much for the children of the world. They help them see a brighter future when things are presently dim and seem hopeless.

If you are wondering how you can help by donating your vehicle, you can click here. We accept most cars, trucks, boats and personal watercraft, RVs and motorhomes, trailers,motorcycles, off-road vehicles and more!

 

 

 

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Mercedes-Benz for National Public Radio.

This week’s featured car donation is a 1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL donated to National Public Radio.  This car is a very rare model with an interesting history. The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is a luxury sedan built from 1968 to 1972. When released it was the fastest four-door vehicle of its time with a 6.3-litre M100 V8 engine that brought the car from 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds. Considered a crossbreed; It had the body of a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL but had the high powered engine from the 600 series Mercedes-Benz; this is especially impressive as the 600 Series was mostly limousines.

 

There were only 6,526 made between 1968 to 1972. Our 1970 model was one of only 1,797 built. The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 was a rarity to see, let alone own. But we came to know the car as an incredible donation from Sarah of Colorado. She donated her green 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 to KUNC through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. KUNC is a public radio station that serves the Northern Colorado area.

1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3

When we asked Sarah why she chose to donate her vehicle to KUNC, she said that the 300 was her husband’s car, and they were both huge fans of KUNC. Her husband loved the car and had passed away a few years ago, and she knew that he would approve of her decision to make a Colorado car donation to KUNC. They had named the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL: “Gottlieb” as in Gottlieb Daimler. Gottlieb Daimler was one of the original founders of Mercedes Benz. He was an engineer and an automotive pioneer.  This is a perfect name for this car.

 

Purchased in 1996 for $10,000, the car was carefully maintained and garaged.  When donated to KUNC the 300SEL had less than 10,000 miles on it!. Sarah was happy to share this information with me and is glad to know that the vehicle is helping her favorite radio station. She said her car donation was “a win-win.”

 

We would like to take a moment to thank Sarah for her donation in the memory of her husband. We hope her story inspires others to donate to their favorite charities as well.

 

If you want to donate a car to KUNC or any of our other stations, you can check us out online at
https://www.cardonationwizard.com/car-talk/info/car-donation-help-support-national-public-radio-programming.html

 

We take in all types of cars, trucks, SUVs and more for vehicle donations.

Also, check us out on social media. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Featured Car Donation of the Week: 1972 Porsche 914 Race Car for Colorado Public Television

February 10, 2016

Author: S.A. Stevenson

We’ve got a real unique car donation to highlight this week, we’ve received a 1972 Porsche 914 for Colorado Public Television. This vintage vehicle has been modified into a Race Car and was built by Steamboat Motor Sports! We’re currently auctioning this featured car donation on eBay.

This Volkswagen and Porsche collaboration is one of the most well balanced sports vehicles in history. This specialized vehicle was built by Steamboat Motor Sports with numerous aftermarket modifications. Information on the left door pillar suggests that the vehicle has a production date of November 1973 and that the engine within it is most likely a 2.2 or 2.4.

Unlike the models produced between, 1970 and 1972, this vehicle features bumper guards that were added to the front of the car. This superb ride has fine brakes, boasts phenomenal steering, and as you can see: bright period colors suit the car well with its vinyl interior.

About Colorado Public Television

When you donate a vehicle to benefit Colorado Public Television, you actually turn your car into the music you love. Donate your vehicle, and we’ll use the proceeds to support your favorite daily hosts and services and programs like “Colorado Inside Out”, “Sesame Street”, “Antiques Roadshow”, and “Nova” – your gift makes a difference at Colorado Public Television.

In addition to supporting the programs you love, your gift will make you a member of Colorado Public Television. Your vehicle is towed free of charge, and the donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. Colorado Public Television accepts any vehicle – running or not – including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. We work with our public radio colleagues at Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services, to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible revenue to Colorado Public Television and that your experience is convenient, efficient and even fun.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 1-855-277-2346.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle donation experts at 855-277-2346. Or begin your car donation by visiting our online vehicle donation form.

General membership questions can be answered by Colorado Public Television’s Member Services team at 303-296-1212.
Colorado Public Television
2900 Welton Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80205

Do you have a question about how to donate a car to charities? Check out our FAQ section and we’ll help you out! Interested in what other charities we service? Check out our charities page to get started!

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