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Old 12-26-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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All right, I would like to donate our still running car to a charity.

Simply googled and tens of car donation programs out there. But according to cardonationwizard.com, "Several published reports have clearly established that most car donation programs return between 15 and 35% of the gross back to the charity, but they report it as 50 to 70% of the net. ". Then I realized although there are tons of car donation agencies in the nation, people need to be cautious and make sure most of the proceeds from his/her donation can go to the good hands of the charity. So here I am asking your recommendations of the car donation program.

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Season for Caring program drive sponsored in the Austin-American Statesman newspaper identified several needy families that were in need of a decent automobile. They can probably find a family that needs one. Statesman.com Community | Season For Caring All donations are tax deductible. The charities that the Statesman works with through this program have other families in need in addition to the 12 that were specifically highlighted in the newspaper. By giving in this way you can be sure that someone who actually needs the car gets it.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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All right, I would like to donate our still running car to a charity.

Simply googled and tens of car donation programs out there. But according to cardonationwizard.com, "Several published reports have clearly established that most car donation programs return between 15 and 35% of the gross back to the charity, but they report it as 50 to 70% of the net. ". Then I realized although there are tons of car donation agencies in the nation, people need to be cautious and make sure most of the proceeds from his/her donation can go to the good hands of the charity. So here I am asking your recommendations of the car donation program.

Thanks, and Happy Holidays!
Be better off selling the car privately, keep half the money, give the other half to a worthy charity.

Don
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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You just need to do your research. I can't tell you of a place in Austin, because I haven't done this here. But before I left CA I wanted to donate a car. I found one place (the St. Vincent's Soup Kitchen) that used donated cars for auto repair training, then sold the repaired cars, and all the proceeds went to the Soup Kitchen. No profit takers or middle men. A few months later, I got a receipt for a $2500 donation, which is what they sold the car for. So 100% went to the charity. I just looked up used car donation on Google and then read about all those that came up until I found a good one.
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