An Introduction to Car Donation Programs

By: Keith Londrie

There are hundreds of car donation programs on the Internet. However, you should check out these programs carefully with the assistance of the better business bureau before signing over the title to any vehicle. Unfortunately, there are some companies that steal cars and do not deliver the cars to the charity. Check up on all companies that look promising to make sure they are legitimate. This small expenditure of time and research will help ensure that your donation goes to the charity you select. You can also check the IRS web site to learn about the paperwork and procedures for donating a car and getting a tax break.

The car donation programs that are legitimate can help a great deal in locating a charity that can use the car. These programs are often non-profit organizations that receive money from grants and other government sponsored programs. They will pick up the car and deliver it to the charity for free. They will also help fill out the paperwork needed to qualify for a tax break. Please be sure the company is legitimate before contacting them by checking with the better business bureau in your area.

Car donation programs work to put people in touch with charities that need vehicles. These vehicles are used for various reasons. Driving people who don't have cars or can no longer drive due to an accident or old age to the places they need to go. Charities also used these vehicles for the transportation of goods. Church charities use cars to transport members to church sponsored events and mission work across the country. Churches are always getting involved in helping those who are less fortunate. It is not unheard of to have a church give a large box of food to a needy family. Getting the foood there is either by the donator bringing it or a donated car is used to pick up the goods.

These car donation programs are a necessary and useful way for people and charitable organizations to find each other. Some charities register with these programs and get on a waiting list for a car. When one becomes available, they usually get the car in a few weeks after being notified. Donating a car to charity is a great way to give back to one's community. It is very helpful to many people who benefit from charities that lend a hand in driving people to vote or to the supermarket and doctor appointments. The less fortunate people are really greatful when they can get a ride to a doctor's appointment.

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