Donating unwanted cars to help Kidney Foundation and other charities
We were watching the Morning News on Global TV for BC today and were very interested to see a feature item about donating unwanted vehicles to charity.
Steve Darling, Mark Madryga and Kaitlyn Herbst were talking about how people can take advantage of a win-win situation when you have a car you don t want anymore. They even made a passing reference to the push pull or drag car sale events of years past.
The reason why we found it so intriguing is because Joe s Auto Service has been helping people make donations to local charities for years.
Here is how it works
If you want to have an old, unwanted vehicle taken away, all you have to do is give us a phone call and arrange to have it picked up. Pretty much anywhere in the Greater Vancouver region is within our service area. So if you have a junk auto to recycle in Burnaby or a scrap car for removal in Richmond, we will be happy to give you a hand.
If the car can still be driven, or is fixable, we will re-sell it and make a donation to the charity of your choice. The Global TV example talked about the BC Kidney Foundation and their Kidney Car program, but you can make the donation to the Cancer Society, or the SPCA or whatever non-profit organization you desire. As long as they are able to issue a receipt that you can use to show the Canada Revenue Agency that you made a donation you can use as credit against the taxes you have to pay. Like they said, it truly is a win-win-win situation, because you get the vehicle you don t want anymore removed, the charity gets money donated to support their good work, and you get a tax receipt so you pay less money in taxes.
Steve, Mark and Kaitlyn, on their broadcast this morning, said that people could be guaranteed at least $300 under the Kidney Car program, but it is our experience that when folks give us a call at Joe s Auto Service, the amount in many cases is closer to $700.
How to Donate Your Scrap Car to Charity
To find out for sure, just pick up the phone and give us a ring at 604-779-6397 and we will give you a ballpark estimate depending on the make, model and year of your car, truck or SUV, its mileage and running condition.
The short, entertaining video below is a public service announcement for a Giveaway, the largest charity car scrappage service in the UK. It shows several more reasons why people who have old vehicles to make good use of them through a charity donation program rather than having them clutter up the place and possibly be harmful to the environment.
Giveacar works with scrap yards up and down the United Kingdon, and the service is able to collect any scrap vehicle, anywhere in the Britain. Donations are based upon the scrap car metal weight and you can choose from over 250 charities. It s just one more opportunity for people to make a difference. Especially with today being Earth Day, April 22nd, we think it s an excellent idea.