Used Car Donations
Concept of used car donation is noble idea and it is popular too. In daily life you see a number of vehicles with banners of certain organizations providing services to needy people. In this you see ambulances with thanksgiving lines to the donor who may be an individual or a charity group. You also see some vehicles providing assistance to victims of natural calamities like floods and earthquakes. Have you ever think from where these vehicles come from? Some of these vehicles are donated by donors under used car donation scheme.
This is an easy way to make your contributions towards humanity service. Used vehicles normal gain very little resale value and one may even think of throwing it in scrap. But when such used vehicle is donated to an organization, it may boost their fund raising drive for their activities of social importance. Such used vehicles received from the donors are used by these organizations for providing help to need people in many ways. An organization may modify the vehicle into an ambulance or use it for transporting the aid to need people or the victims of some calamity. The organization may think of auction the received vehicle to raise fund for their social activities. In both the cases your contribution surely helps the needy people.
If one is determined to donate his used vehicle he can search for an organization or charity group serving the need people through local media or through internet. After he chose a particular organization of his preference his duty is only to contact that organization. It is responsibility of the concerned organization to tow away the vehicle from any part of the nation and complete other administrative formalities. Donation of used vehicles is a cheaper, easy and hassle free process. As there is provision of grant of tax deduction and administrative charges levied on such donations are lesser this system is beneficial to both donor and organization. If you have decided to make large contributions towards human service, donating used vehicle is one of the easy methods. Organization may consider the sale of such vehicles through professional auctioneers to To gain maximum proceeds from such vehicle. This means used car donations can yield more money than selling the same vehicle in the market.
To avoid fraudulent uses of this system, which is very rare governments have laid down certain rules for donating and accepting the used vehicles. These rules are beneficial to the donor as he all information about use and sale of donated vehicle and he can claim tax deduction on his income. While choosing an organization for used car donation on must check that the organization is government approved and reliable.
No doubt, used car donation brings up rays of hope in the life of needy and underprivileged. A vehicle which otherwise was of no use for you and you might have faced problem of towing away gives assistance to needy people and satisfaction to your of having served the mankind. One must take the opportunity of donating his used car for the humanitarian purpose instead of throwing it in scrap.
Copyright 2006 Dave Markel
This article was posted on March 24, 2006
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