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When Donating Your Car, Be Careful

untrustworthy-charities
When deciding on where to donate your car, the most well known charities are not
necessarily the best ones to donate to.

In fact, at least a couple of the car donation “charities” that come up in the top 10 Google search results, are not charities at all!

3 Facts to Consider When Donating Your Car:

1. The top car donation charity in the search results (kars4kids) only benefits a certain ethnic group of children, Not ALL children. They have apparently gotten into trouble with at least a couple of U.S. states, for not making this exclusivity clear. Here’s one of a number of examples.

2. Another car donation charity that appears at the top of search results is WheelsforWishes. They claim to contribute a portion of their proceeds to the well-known charity, Make-A-Wish. However, according to this article (and others) WheelsforWishes got in hot water in the state of Minnesota for only giving “Make-A-Wish” 20% of the donation proceeds!

3. Most are familiar with the charitable organization, Goodwill Industries. So when you see a website by the name of “Goodwill Car Donation” you’ll of course assume that the website is owned by the actual Goodwill, correct? Especially since the Goodwill logo is showing on the browser tab.

Well here’s the thing: they’re not Goodwill. They’re a for-profit company, called “National Charity Services”, who are not even a charity, but a for-profit company. Here’s what this for-profit company made in a previous year (hint: MILLIONS).

To be clear:
Goodwill Industries is allowing National Charity Services (AKA “Goodwill”Car Donation) to collect cars for them.

But the issue here is that anyone considering donating their vehicle to “Goodwill” Car Donation” won’t know that, because their website looks for all the world like it’s owned by Goodwill Industries.

You can verify the above by calling the 800 number on the “Goodwill” Car Donation” website, and insisting they tell you who they actually are.

All of the above information, and more, can be found on the following website, from which we gathered the above information: Best Car Donation Charities.

In conclusion: Make certain that the “charity” you want to donate to is actually a charity, by searching for them here. Here is our charity’s Nonprofit 501(3)(c) information, or you can find it on the IRS search page (scroll down page to see our link, Amercian Children’s Cancer Association). Also make sure the charity (or otherwise) is being completely up front with you — no matter how well known a vehicle donation organization they may be.
They’re are a number of charities to avoid out there — and we’d like to see you make the wisest decision for yourself!

 

Make Sure of Who You’re Donating Your Car NJ To!

by Ron Streeter

Click Here to Donate Your Car NJ Today! Or if you’re in NY (or any other state) please click here to donate your vehicle.

If you are considering donating your car in New Jersey (or other states) you may be confused by all the organizations offering to accept your car (or any other vehicle) donation online.

When making your Car Donation NJ (or Car Donation NY, or any other state) decision, please ask yourself the following:

1. Is the organization a valid, non-profit organization?
American Children’s Cancer Association (ACCA) is an
approved, 501(c)(3) charity.

Check here to find ACCA listed among the approved charities.

2.Does the non-profit offer help to everyone, or only a subset of people?
ACCA offers to help all families with children with cancer find the safest, most effective alternative treatments.
However, some organizations (such as the most well-known car donation charity)
only help children who are part of a particular group. So we suggest you make sure of what (and who) you are donating to, before making your decision.

3. Do they offer free, fast towing? ACCA does.

4. Do they offer generous thank you gifts?
ACCA offers the most generous incentives among all the car donation services:
a $200 VISA Gift Card (good anywhere VISA is accepted) and a free, 3 day, 2 night
vacation voucher (good for multiple locations).

5. Does the organization have an established history?
ACCA has been accepting car donations for over 15 years.

6 . Is the organization available around the U.S.?
ACCA will accept your car donation in all fifty states.

As you can see, there are a number of considerations to make before you
Donate Your Car NJ, (or Donate Your Car NY, or in any other state in the U.S.)  truck, SUV, plane, real estate or cash to an organization. Please make sure to investigate each organization you are donating to, thoroughly.

If you have any questions about ACCA and how you can donate a vehicle, or anything else to help us help kids with cancer (and their families) find the safest, most effective alternative treatments, please call 800-Give2Kids today!

Please keep in mind we are now accepting your Car Donation NYC.  So if you live in the city, please Donate Your Car NYC to ACCA. Thank you!

Here is our latest Car Donation NYC video!:

For Your Car Donation NJ (or ANY state): Get a Tax Credit, and Great Thank You Gifts!

If you’re considering a car donation NJ to a charity, here are some of the things you should be aware of. You can receive a decent tax deduction for your vehicle and assist kids with cancer, too.

It’s referred to as a charitable vehicle donation when you donate your a charity organization your car, truck, RV, airplane, ATV, whether they are in usable condition or not.

First, find out the mission of the charitable organization you’re looking at. For example, American Children’s Cancer Association (Give2Kids.com) helps families of kids with cancer find, and afford, the safest, most effective cancer treatments.

At times the charities may use the donated cars for themselves, for their on-going charity work – such as to drive the people in need to various locations (doctors offices, hospitals, etc.). It is more common though for these charities to auction the cars, in order to fund their charitable activities.

Many people do choose to donate their used and unwanted cars in order to help others. If you have purchased a new car or own a non-working car, you might consider donating that car, truck, or other vehicle. You can also donate boats, RVs, ATVs, airplanes and other vehicles and, as in the case of ACCA, real estate.

Every day, ACCA (and other charities) look for and gratefully accept, any donations that
kind, considerate people offer. Government grants are not enough to continue day to day operations — and car donations go a long way to help fund their missions.

In the case of ACCA, we offer very generous thank you gifts: a $200 VISA Gift Card, and a 2 Day, 3 Night Vacation Voucher!

You will also be given a charitable gift Tax Receipt for the IRS, when you donate your car NJ to ACCA.

ACCA accepts your car donation NJ, car donation NY, car donation ct, and in every other state.

In the case of donating your car NJ to ACCA, you will not only feel good helping kids with cancer find the best treatments, but also receive our great thank you gifts!