Thanks to a generous donor, we recently acquired a 1986 Mercedes 280SL. The proceeds of the sale went to benefit the Episcopal Charities in San Francisco. Episcopal Charities is a group of volunteers that come together to address one of three poverty-related issues: Healthcare, Education or Poverty.
Archive for November, 2009
Quite often we receive donated vehicles such as RV’s. Instead of paying monthly storage fees when they have decided to stop traveling, donors often opt to give their RV to a favorite charity. In addition to avoiding the hassle of selling, the donor gets a wonderful tax write off and the satisfaction of helping a worthy cause. We usually get top dollar for these vehicles as well. This benefits both the donor and charity!
We recently received a 1990 Fleetwood motorhome that was sold for $10,000. The proceeds went to the Lindsey Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek, CA to support their efforts in preserving our wildlife.
At Car Donation Services, we have been working for over 19 years generating needed revenue for local Non Profit organizations. While many in the community may have heard of us, we are glad to finally be able to tell our story to more people via our blog.
We currently support over 50 charities in the greater San Francisco, CA Bay Area. We help different organizations in Contra Costa, Alameda and Sonoma county, just to name a few. Over the past several years we have sold over $6.5 million in donated vehicles. And, we are always interested in helping other charities!
Our intent is to spread the message that donating a vehicle is both charitable and financially beneficial for the donor. While your gift goes to a worthy cause, you also receive a break on your taxes equivalent to the selling price of the vehicle.
If you manage a 501(c)(3) charity and would like more information, we would love to speak with you. If you would like to donate a vehicle, please contact us via our website or call on the phone…all you have to do is pick the charity and we will do the rest.
Within our blog we will be talking about current events that surround our car donation services family & team. You will get to see some of the charities that we donate to and hopefully what some of the charities say about us via postings!
It has been a pleasure serving the community for all these years and we look forward to helping for many more!
Rich Smith, CEO
Car Donation Services
The common question we get around the office during the last few months of the year is:
If I donate my car after January 1, will I be able to write it off my taxes in the previous year?
The answer is: No
If you want to get your tax write off for the current year, then you must have donated your car BEFORE December 31, 2009 by 11:59pm! Since we are only 7 weeks away (and this is our busy season), please be sure to fill out the donation form early! Once we receive your form, we will contact you to schedule a pickup. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to schedule a drop-off at our office. We will then take care of all your paperwork and answer any questions you may have.