majority of our visitors are here to view old ads about old cars.
We realized we were in the unique position to help spread the word
about the importance of donating old vehicles to charity. Many legitimate
charities accept donations of old vehicles whether running or not.
The advantages of donating your vehicle are numerous:
charity organizations provide free pickup of your vehicle, usually
within a few days of your call.
registered charity organizations will provide you a tax receipt
of fair market value for your donated vehicle.
the hassle of trying to sell your old beater yourself, placing
expensive ads, scheduling appointments, and dealing with just
plain tire kickers.
costs of restoring or repairing your old vehicle may outweigh
the tax deduction you could receive from your donation.
will feel good.
kinds of vehicles are good
candidates for charity vehicle donation. View the heartwarming
story of a pediatrician who had a blown motor on her 1993
Toyota 4Runner and decided to donate it to the National
Kidney Foundation. Moreover, many charities are now accepting
all kinds of vehicles, from recreational vehicles to boats,
buses, trailers, motorcycles, even timeshares and real estate
can be donated to the charity of your choice. You will have
to check with each charity directly as to specific terms and
conditions as these will vary from organization to organization.
As donation dollars become more and more scarce, relief organizations
have had the insight to shift gears and now accept different
kinds of charitable gifts. Click
here to view the IRS page detailing
charitable contributions of property and how to assess the deduction.
there are precautions to take before you choose to donate. Some
charities are not always scrupulous about their accounting procedures
and in fact a small few are set up just to make a profit. Do your
homework and make sure the foundation or charity you select is
reputable and above board. For more tips on choosing a charity,
we recommend you read the About.com
on how to spot the scam artists.
in doubt, contact your local Better
Business Bureau for information on the charity organization
you are considering. The BBB maintains a registry of charitable
organizations and their financial accounting reports.. Yes, there
are some people out to take your money. But this should not deter
you in your desire to help others by donating a vehicle. Examples
of the reputable charity organizations that accept vehicles are:
imagine, that old clunker in your backyard that your wife
is bugging you about is actually of benefit to someone.
It can feed homeless children in South America, clothe hurricane
disaster victims in Texas, purchase delivery vans for blood
transfusion clinics in Utah, and maybe help in finding a
world wide cure for cancer. Not bad for a bucket of rust?