Sunday, 23 December 2012

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Why Choose Donation?

  • Make sure the charity is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions
  • Stay away from for-profit intermediary organizations that advertise to handle your car donations
  • Choose a high-performing charity
  • If the vehicle you are donating is in running condition, pick a charity that you can drive directly to
  • Make sure the charity has a 501 public charity status
  • The charity should be a tax-deductible organization
  • Make sure the charity ask you to fill out the assignment of ownership space on the charity donation papers, some will ask you to leave it blank to scam you
  • A good charity will ask you to value the vehicle that you are donating to charity
  • Ask if your tax deduction will be determined after your car is sold
  • Make sure you are given a receipt for you donation for tax purposes
  • If your vehicle is worth more than $500 you must complete irs form 8283
  • A good charity will send the vehicle, they will not use it
  • They will not sell vehicles at a discounted price to someone with a low income
  • A charity should help you calculate the fair market value of your vehicle before donating
  • If your vehicle is worth $500 or less it will be eligible as a tax-deductible gift on a tax return
  • If your vehicle is worth more than $500 will require more documentation
  • Donate your car before the end of the calendar year
  • Tax-deductible donations must happen before the end of the year to be applied against current year’s taxes
  • A charity should inform you on your vehicle’s whereabouts constantly
  • Make sure the charity is sending your vehicle as soon as you donate it
  • A good charity chooses recipients who are most in need
  • Ask the charity to help keep records of your donation for tax purposes
  • Take pictures of your vehicle and keep receipts
  • Choose a charity that focus’ on giving to the people
  • Many charities have helped hundreds of struggling individuals and families

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Donating Your Vehicle: eHow Video

Here's an excellent video coming from eHow that explains how you can donate your car!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Why Donate?

There are countless reasons to make a vehicle donations to our organization. First of all our organization is a very rare. There are not many of us out there. Your donations through us will have a great impact on hundreds of lives.
It’s very easy to donate. You won’t break a sweat. Plus every one of your donations counts. Whether its a truck, a car, a van, a dated vehicle that no longer functions, a boat or even a plane. Any one of these donations will help a struggling family or individual in a big way.
Our organization is all about giving back to the people. We are a non-profit organization. All profits that we receive through auctioning off vehicles that are not eligible to be sent to family in need will be used to fund the program. The funds will be used to continue sending vehicles.
Your one donation will help a family. Families who are transitioning from public assistance to work, families who have no choice but to live in transitional shelters, families who were impacted by a natural disaster and have suffered a loss, victims of domestic violence, the working poor, and those in need of medical assistance will all be aided. All of these individuals and families are in need of your help. Your donation will change their lives.
At this moment there are families out there who are struggling to get through the day. Without a reliable source of transportation they are unable to complete daily necessities such as getting to and from work and school. With your donation they will be gifted a vehicle. They will be given the opportunity to start fresh. Rebuild their lives and become more independent. Without a vehicle they must constantly rely on others but with your help they may no longer need to do that.
Imagine if it were you, struggling to find a way to get through the day. What if you had a family and weren’t able to provide for your loved ones? There are hundreds of people like this around the country. With your donation you will help one of these families get their lives back on track.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Car Recycling Infographic

Here's another interesting infographic, again from KarsforKids. Be sure to check out their site!  Click the image to make it larger and easier to read.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

What Donations Do Charities Accept?

Donations are always accepted. Do you own a used vehicle that you are struggling to get rid of? Your used cars, trucks, vans, boats and even airplanes are eligible for donation.
Vehicles that are unable to be used as free vehicle gifts for a disadvantaged individuals or families and boats and airplanes will be sold at auctions. Junk vehicles that are dated and no longer function will also be sold at automobile auctions.
All proceeds collected through auctions will be directed to funding for to the programs of the charities you choose to support so they are able to send more vehicles to families around the country.
All charities are a non-profit organization. We do not benefit from the automobile auctions where we sell donated cars that cannot be used as program vehicles for individuals or families in need. The monies that we receive will be used to fund the program.
These donations will continue helping struggling individuals and families and to uplift humanity by engaging in activities. All proceeds will be used donations and will continue to send vehicles to disadvantaged families.
All donations made are eligible for a tax deduction. In many cases, they can be filed for on your next tax return. Donors are able to deduct their auto donations.
All donors will be given a receipt. The receipt will state how their vehicle was used to aid the charity. The fair market value of your vehicle in tax deduction will be awarded to you. Higher deductions can be made, depending on how your donation is used in our program.