Car donations have become a revenue source for American charities that rivals fancy balls, 5k fun runs, and charity auctions. It continues to grow as charities and non-profits see what other are organizations are able to do by pleading for and collecting old, so called, junk cars.
The first question to consider when deciding to go the car donation route, versus trying to sell your car, is how your donation will benefit the charity.
In my opinion, the best charities are the one who take car donations, fix them up, and give them to hard working people who are unable to afford a car. Most of us get attached to our cars, and when it's time for them to go, it's somehow comforting to know that they carry on to help others.
Though I'm not saying anything bad about the car donation charities that sell donated cars for scrap and use the money to help others, the few hundred dollars they generate for scrap can't compare with what your car can do for others if they can be fixed up and given to someone who has tried to work without one.
Three hours a day changing buses, trains, and other public transportation, or waking up several hours early everyday so that you can walk to the closest job, are instantly eliminated if you have a reliable car.
While car donation is always an honorable thing, I believe that you should at least consider local car donation charities that give both your car, and your fellow human beings, a shot at a brighter future.
If you are interested in making a car donation or may want to give to cars for kids or just looking for car charities, we can help.
Your car donation is dedicated to addressing the needs of children and their families, including their education, emotional, material and spiritual needs. Although we are a Jewish organization and most of the donations go to help Jewish children, we also contribute to non-Jewish charities. If you would like the proceeds of your donation to go to a specific charity of any denomination, please ask one of our representatives