With so many car donation programs available, it can be overwhelming to potential donors to choose where to donate their vehicle. With every program comes a different set of guidelines, what your vehicle donation will be used for, and whom your vehicle donation will benefit.
Today we are going to share with you what makes a vehicle donation directly to charity, like The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, different from other car donation programs.
We Are 100% Charity
Our vehicle donation program is 100% charity. Many of these programs may make it seem like you are making a vehicle donation directly to charity, when in reality, they are for-profit entities. Almost all of the other car-donation programs you see or hear about are 3rd party for-profit fundraiser car dealers who administer the car-donation program for one or hundreds of charities. According to a GAO (Government Accountability Office) national study, when a 3rd party is involved with the car donation process only about 35% of the revenue ever reaches the charity. 1-800-Charity Cars is one of the few charities that handle the process internally, so 100% of the revenue always goes to the charity. Making a vehicle donation directly to charity is the best way to ensure the most good for your donation.
We Serve a Wide Array of Individuals
Unlike many other car donation programs we do not serve one particular group of people, or cause. We serve a wide array of individuals including but not limited to:
- The Working Poor
- The Medically Needy
- The Homeless
- Military Families in need
- Victims Of Domestic Violence
- Disabled Veterans
- Single Parents
- Parents Of Sick/Disabled Children
- College Students
- Other Non-Profits
- Victims Of Natural Disasters
- Struggling Families
We Have a unique Social Site for Applicants
Other car donation programs just offer a standard application to be filled out and placed on file, with no further interaction or information provided to the applicants unless they are chosen to get a vehicle. We provide our applicants with a unique social site: www.freecharitycars.org, built upon the foundation of compassion and hope. Our applicants can proactively pursue their dream of car ownership by investing “sweat equity” through activity on the site, generating votes, and spreading the word in their areas. At the same time they can see where they are on the waiting list in their respective State, and form bonds with people on the same journey as them.
We Use Your Vehicle Donation to Directly Help Those in Need
So many of the car donation programs out there are taking your vehicle donation and selling it to fund other programs of their choosing. When you donate to Charity Cars, you are making a vehicle donation directly to charity to help those in need of reliable transportation. If the car donation is roadworthy we place the vehicle donation directly with someone in need. If your car is not able to be used as a program car, we sell the car and proceeds go into the program to help fund repairing vehicles that we can place with those in need. This means even if your car is not running, in a state of disrepair, or fails to meet the guidelines for a viable program car you are still helping another family get the transportation they need.
We Give Our Donors the Chance to See Those in Need and Choose Who to Help
With other programs, donors do not always get the opportunity to actually see the people they will be helping specifically, or the choice of whom they would like to help. The Original 1-800 Charity Cars affords our donors the opportunity to not only specify if they want to help a Single Mother, a Military Family, a Victim Of Domestic Violence, A Parent Of A Sick/Disabled Child, A Cancer Patient, or any other of the wide array of clients we serve as noted above, but also the chance to visit our vehicle distribution site and read the applicants personal stories. Our donors can even specify a member by their username to receive their donated car, if they are touched by a specific story.
We Offer an Easy, Fast, and Convenient Donation Process
Making a car donation through some of the other programs out there can be quite confusing, inconvenient, and leave a donor tied up trying to get it all done. We provide our donors with free vehicle pickup/towing nationwide. Pickup will be within 24 hours, and same day pickup can be arranged. We accept any vehicle running or not, and your vehicle donation is tax deductible. We provide our donors a convenient online donation form, live operators available 7 days a week at 1-800-242-7489, a live chat option for questions or donation assistance, and PayPal and Justgive for financial donations online at our donation site www.800charitycars.org.
We hope that offering you this insight into how our car donation program works will be helpful to you in making a decision to make a vehicle donation directly to charity. We are the nation’s leading car donation program and we have been providing free donated vehicles to struggling families across the entire United States since 1996. It is from the generous donations of people like you that lives have been transformed and people have been given another chance in life as they get back on the road to independence.
If you are ready to make a donation, just give us a call at 1-800-242-7489 today. Let The Original 1-800 Charity Cars help make your vehicle donation experience a rewarding and easy one!