1960 Thunderbird Donated to Maine Public

This week’s featured car donation is a futuristic antique Thunderbird that supported Maine Public! Want to know more about this car’s fascinating history, and how to turn an old car into radio programming? Read on!

The Car: 1960 Ford Thunderbird

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The Ford Thunderbird is an iconic American car, and the very first model was produced in 1955.

Those early cars were initially two-seaters, which certainly was nice for zipping around, but didn’t quite meet the requirements of the standard American family.

In 1958, Ford decided to expand the Thunderbird – literally – by adding a backseat. These so-called “square-birds” were wildly popular, and even named Motor Trend Magazine’s Car of the Year. Not so square after all!

Thunderbirds made their mark in popular culture as well. Fans of the Beach Boys may recall the track “Fun Fun Fun,” about a girl’s adventures in her classic T-bird.

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Bet your bottom dollar that a Maine Public Radio station is playing on that radio?

Most cars in Maine are at one point or another moving the sounds of Maine Public’s many stations. This vintage car helped move Maine Public into the future, as a vehicle donation.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is comprised of ten radio stations across the state. The cooperative of community-based stations first broadcast in 1992. MPBN’s radio and television signals reach almost all the populated area in Maine.

Maine Public informs, inspires, and delights listeners in Maine, as well as lucky residents of MA, NH and Canada who are also in the range of the signals. They are

They have over 60,000 sustaining members, which makes MPBN the largest nonprofit membership group in ME. The support of these listeners and viewers allow the network to provide free, everyday service across the state and beyond.

Listeners to Maine Public are familiar with the network’s commitment to the pursuit of truth when it comes to the issues that matter most to Maine.

Do you want to support the wonderful work of Maine Public, or your favorite local station? We make it easy to donate your car.

All you need to do in order to donate your car to NPR is to visit our website or give us a call at 877-215-0227. Just provide some simple information about the car donation, and we will locate a towing agency in your neck of the woods. We will tow away your car in no time, and you’ll receive a tax receipt for the vehicle donation.

Turn your car into your favorite radio programs with our easy car donation program!

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March of Dimes Charity Spotlight

The first charity spotlight of 2019 is on a charity that supports families across the nation, by caring for moms and babies: March of Dimes. March of Dimes primarily fights premature birth, which affects 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing organization and the surprising way you can support them.

Most people are familiar with the wonderful work of March of Dimes, but did you know about the charity’s presidential origins?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s experience with polio spurred his decision to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The charity pioneered the vaccine that eradicated polio in the US. The organization was later renamed to March of Dimes.

March of Dimes fights premature birth through a few key strategies: research, care innovation, advocacy, education and NCIUs. They are committed to supporting moms throughout their pregnancies, and babies as they grow.

The charity researches the causes of premature birth and birth defects. They also provide information to mothers and families on the dangers of these issues and how to avoid them. With local programs throughout the country, their resources are readily available to families nationwide.

Support March of Dimes with a Car Donation

A surprisingly simple and effective way to donate March of Dimes is by donating your car! When you donate a car through Car Donation Wizard, you can trust that you are helping your charity.
We ensure that the charity receives between 75-80% of the gross proceeds of the car’s sale. That’s more than any other car donation program out there. Not only do we make the process easy, but you can rest assured that your donation makes a difference.

All you need to do to get started is visit our website or give us a call at 888-898-1144. A local tow agency will reach out in about 2 business days to schedule a convenient pickup. After the car auctions, we will provide you with a tax receipt for the donation. It can be hard to say goodbye to an old car but know you’re saying hello to a future without premature birth.

Jumpstart the fight against premature birth with a car donation!

 

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1986 Pontiac Firebird Donated to ASPCA

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1986 Pontiac Firebird

We handle thousands of vehicle donations to charity every year, but this particular car truly stands out. This sweet cruiser fits the definition of a “pony car,” named after Mustang. Pony cars are smaller size muscle cars that still pack quite the punch.

This car has a 250 horsepower rating. Keep that in mind for trivia night, 1 Firebird = 250 horses! This iconic sportscar really purrs, or maybe chirps, on the highway and even on the silver screen.

The Pontiac Firebird gained fame as David Hasselhoff’s car in the TV series Knight Rider, and this specific car was made the final year of that program. Hasselhoff’s high tech Firebird fought for justice, which isn’t too different from our donor helping ASPCA!

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Donate a Car to ASPCA

This car was donated to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). ASPCA, founded in 1866, was the first humane society in North America.

They have three main focuses: Animal Rescue, Animal Placement, and Animal Protection. That means that ASPCA works hard to rescue animals from abuse, place them in loving homes, and advocate for humane laws.

If you donate your car to ASPCA, you can help them continue their incredible legacy of over 47,000 animals rescued or assisted.

If you’re wondering how to donate my car, visit our website or give us a call us at 855-652-7722. It’s easier than you’d expect to donate your car — and you’ll be eligible for a tax deduction!

All you need to do is reach out to one of our friendly representatives or check us out online, and you can have your car picked up quickly, and for a great cause! Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of the gross selling price of every vehicle to ASPCA. It doesn’t get much better than that! Don’t worry though, we won’t let unlicensed dogs behind the wheel!

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1972 Buick Donated to Habitat for Humanity

Buckle in for a drive down memory lane! Today’s Vehicle Spotlight highlights an amazing 1972 Buick donated to an even cooler charity: Habitat for Humanity!

The Car: 1972 Buick LeSabre Convertable

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This shiny red convertible is part of a family that first hit the road in 1959. Buick is a famously reliable make of cars, and this particular cherry is a lot flashier than the average model.

Not only is this car a dazzling shade of red, it is spacious for a convertible! This model has a full-sized back seat, so up to five people can ride together in style. The back seat sure looks cozy…

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The first Buick Lesabre revved its engine in 1959, and the last was manufactured in 2005. This particular Lesabre featured a cutting-edge seatbelt reminder! There is something timeless about the boxy frame, which was once the best selling car in America.

This particular model served its driver well for decades before starting a new life as a vehicle donation to charity.

The Charity: Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has a simple vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

They help build new homes and empower future homeowners. Their projects depend on the sweat equity of homebuyers and volunteers. Habitat operates domestically, as well as in Latin and Central America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Also, they operate globally, to help communities recover from disasters.

Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just offer handouts, they give folks the tools to build a better life. A donation to Habitat does more than help an individual or a family — it helps a community.

If you can’t donate sweat equity, or building materials to your local restore, you can always donate your car. Donating your car through Cars for Homes is a great and easy way to benefit your local affiliate.

Car Donation Wizard returns between 75-80% of the gross proceeds to Habitat, which is an effective way to support your favorite charity. Your car will be sold locally, and you will be eligible for a tax deduction!

Even if you don’t have a vintage convertible, you can still help Habitat with your charity car donation. Visit our website or give us a call at 877-277-4344 to get started!

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1998 Isuzu Amigo to Francis House

What’s in a name? The Isuzu Amigo is a seriously funky vehicle with an interesting history. This particular car is especially friendly, as it was donated to Francis House. Keep reading to learn about this neat car and the amazing charity its former owner supports.

The Isuzu Amigo was first produced under the name “MU Wizard.” Actually, the acronym MU had nothing to do with mechanics. It stands for “Mysterious Utility.” In Japan, Isuzu sold this car as the “Honda Jazz.”  They sold it in the US as the Amigo.

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This well-named SUV was produced from 1989-1998 in Lafayette, Indiana. As you can see above, this vehicle is far from compact. Japanese owners actually had to pay an additional tax because of its width! This car is bold and brash, like an amigo that always cracks jokes.

The much-loved car was donated through Car Donation Wizard to an incredible charity.

Francis House

Francis House is a charity active in Syracuse, NY. The mission of Francis House is to provide home and support to people with terminal illnesses. The residents have six months or less to live. Francis House has two homes in Syracuse and can care for up to eight people in each house.

They don’t just provide a place to live for those with terminal illnesses. They treat each resident with respect, dignity, and compassion. There is 24-hour medical supervision, and frequent volunteer hours as well as visiting hours for family and friends.

Each resident receives individualized care, including home-cooked meals, pet and music therapy, birthday and holiday celebrations, and private bedrooms.

In total, the cost per resident to Francis House is approximately $7,000 per month, and fundraising is essential for residents who cannot assist with those costs.

How to Help

The simplest way to help is to follow in the footsteps of the Isuzu Amigo owner. Donate your car to Francis House through Car Donation Wizard.
Car Donation Wizard has the highest return of any charity car donation program. Francis House receives 75-80% of each dollar earned from the vehicle sale.

Get started with your donation online or by calling us at 877-215-0227. It’s easy to be a friend to Francis House and the residents they support.

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