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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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL for U.S. Fund for UNICEF

One of our amazing donors recently donated a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL with 174,071 miles on it. The vehicle was was donated to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

The iconic Mercedes-Benz 560SL is known for its simplicity and style. Weighing in at 3,700 lbs, the Mercedes-Benz 560SL came with a 5.6 liter V-8 engine with 227 horsepower and 279 ft/lb torque. The two-door roadster sat two and came with a detachable roof for those inclined to catch the breeze and the sunshine. The Mercedes-Benz 560SL was the replacement for the W113 SL-Class in 1971 before it was eventually replaced itself in 1989 by the R129 SL Class. There were a total of 237,287 Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s in production between 1971 and 1989.  For this particular model there were only 49,347 vehicles produced.  The original price of the 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was $48,200. The Mercedes-Benz 560SL is part of the R107 chassis and it was only sold in the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

The 560SL was an iconic car and an important part of the Mercedes-Benz legacy.  We were excited to receive this generous donation to U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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If you are interested in donating a vehicle to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, you can click here for more details.

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.

UNICEF United States Fund

A quick overview as to what they do is:

  • Protect children’s rights.
  • Expand opportunities to help children reach their full 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!

Donating is easy, and can be done in just a few moments. You just have to fill out information about the vehicle then a little about yourself and the pickup location. Then you just click and submit.

UNICEF Car Donation

 

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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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UNICEF USA: What can 2 billion dollars buy?

This year’s UNICEF Supply report provides an overview of UNICEF’s work in 2010 and provides insights into what 2 billion dollars can provide to children and mothers worldwide. 2010 was a significant year for UNICEF Supply on many fronts. The year was unprecedented in terms of the scale and complexity of emergencies, notably multiple emergencies in Haiti, including the devastating earthquake which claimed 220,000 lives and left 2.3 million people displaced, and catastrophic flooding in Pakistan which, at its peak, inundated one-fifth of the country. Despite extraordinary progress, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF continues to work every day until zero children die from preventable causes.

What can 2 billion dollars buy?

Vaccines (757 million)

2.5 billion doses of vaccines to 99 countries reaching 58% of the world’s children

390.7 million auto-disable syringes

156  million doses of vaccines and 187 million pieces of safe injection supplies

Pharmaceuticals (203 million)

389 million de-worming tablets

41.3 million malaria treatments

13.1 million packs of antiretroviral formulations to 44 countries

11.7 million worth of co-trimoxazole for HIV treatment and prevention of mother to child transmission

International Freight (104 million)

Over 10,000 international shipments

110.8 million worth of goods delivered from warehouses

Medical Supplies and Equipment (102 million)

Over 73 million malaria diagnostic tests

20.4 million worth of cold chain equipment

176 million HIV tests

Construction (138 million)

Support provided to 41 countries engaged in construction activities mainly related to education projects

Nutrition (117 million)

633.5 million Vitamin A capsules shipped to 76 countries

190 million zinc tablets

225 million sachets of multiple micronutrient powder

20,700 metric tonnes of peanut-based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food

Bednets/Household Technology (116 million)

23 million long lasting insecticidal nets to 41 countries

Water and Sanitation (88 million)

Approximately 123 billion water purification tablets

Approximately 500,000 hygiene kits

4,346 hand pumps

Education Supplies (72 million)

165,941 education kits to 31 countries and 10,267 recreation kits to 23 countries

18,053 early childhood development kits to 32 countries

Printing (68 million)

UNICEF country offices print advocacy and education materials and in some countries, schoolbooks. In 2010, for example, they printed over 13 million textbooks and distributed them to more than 5,500 schools in Zimbabwe

 

To read the full report click here

For more information about UNICEF USA click here

For more information on how you can help, consider vehicle donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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