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Donating a car in San Francisco is easy!

Donating a car in San Francisco is easy!                 It takes just 5 minutes to support your favorite San Francisco or Bay area nonprofit. Founded in 1776, San Francisco was named by Spanish colonists and means “Saint Francis” in Spanish in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Located on the tip of a peninsula, San   …Continue Reading

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Donating your unwanted car in Escondido is so easy!

Donating your unwanted car in Escondido is so easy! In just a few minutes you can help neighbors in need. Escondido is located in a shallow valley surrounded by rocky hills, just 30 miles northeast of Downtown San Diego. “Escondido” means “hidden” in Spanish, and according to different sources the city’s name represents “hidden water” or   …Continue Reading

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Donating your car to The Freshwater Trust

Donating your car to The Freshwater Trust in Portland Oregon has just gotten easier. Center for Car Donations is now working with The Freshwater Trust in Oregon to help them raise funds through car donations. The process is easy because Center for Car Donations handles everything, including picking up the donated vehicle, providing the donor with   …Continue Reading

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DONATE A CAR IN LAS VEGAS AND HELP ANIMALS

DONATE A CAR IN LAS VEGAS AND HELP ANIMALS Donating a car, boat or motorhome in Las Vegas, Nevada has just gotten easier. Center for Car Donations is pleased to announce that we have partnered with  KRYS’s Rescue Center, in Las Vegas to begin handling the vehicle donations effective immediately. Krys’s Rescue Center is a   …Continue Reading

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What were the most donated cars in June?

What were the most donated cars in June? June turned out to be an interesting month for car donations at Center for Car Donations. The make of car that was most donated last month was Ford, followed by Toyota, then Honda and finally Chevy. Nissan, Mercedes, Chrysler and Mercury were up there as well. What   …Continue Reading

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DONATE YOUR VEHICLE TO SUPPORT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

In recent years, we have seen a significant change in the American public’s view of the LGBTQ community and their constitutional rights.  National polls continue to show increasing support for equal rights for LGBTQ individuals and their respective partners.  However, there continues to be a segment of Americans who do not support these equal rights.    …Continue Reading

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Myths About Vehicle Donation Companies

There are many myths about car donation companies. Webster defines a myth as “an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true.” Unfortunately, many myths revolve around car donation companies. Sometimes these myths spread because of a bad reputation of a few companies. Other times, it’s just simple misinformation,   …Continue Reading

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Friday the 13th

This month, to celebrate Friday the 13th, we compiled a list of the top 13 car brands that have been donated the last three and a half years.  Below is some history on some of these brands.  Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.  It occurs when the 13th day of the   …Continue Reading

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Guide to Responsible Vehicle Donations

If you have a vehicle that you aren’t using anymore, you have some options as to how you can lighten your load.  Of course you could sell your vehicle, but that can take time out of your busy schedule and money to advertise.  We at the Center for Car Donations strongly believe that donating your   …Continue Reading

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How to Donate a Car: In Bend, Oregon

Donating a car in Bend, Oregon is easy because Bend is the home of Center for Car Donations. Bend is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon. It is the principal city of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bend is Central Oregon’s largest city and is the metropolis of the region, owing to the low   …Continue Reading

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How to Start A Car Donation Program

When I started in the car donation processing business over 20 years ago, there were very few organizations, if any, who had car donation programs.  Since that time, I have helped over 1000 nonprofits start and run car donation programs.  Back then, there was still a stigma about vehicle donations; many nonprofits felt it did   …Continue Reading

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SUPPORT THE ARTS BY DONATING YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLE

When you donate your unwanted vehicle through Center for Car Donations you can support charities whose mission is to save the arts culture in the United States.  The arts community is under constant attack and government funding is subject to increased scrutiny. During hard financial times, it becomes even more important that policymakers and citizens   …Continue Reading

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MOVING OUT OF THE COUNTRY?

I have been helping nonprofits raise money from car donations for over twenty years. Each year, I receive calls from people moving out of the country, whose last act before they retire or move abroad is to donate their car to a nonprofit.  They find it easier than worrying about selling or not selling the   …Continue Reading

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DONATING YOUR VEHICLE CAN CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE

We all know that the recent, unprecedented recession damaged our economy to a record low not seen since the Great Depression.  What is not as obvious is the devastating impact it has had on our most vulnerable citizens…the children of America.  Currently there are roughly 400,000 children living without permanent families in foster care.  Nearly   …Continue Reading

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HOP TO IT AND DONATE YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLE THIS EASTER

Easter is a holiday that has similar significance to many different religions, namely that it marks a period of “rebirth” with the coming of spring.  According to the English Historian and Benedictine monk Venerable Bede, Easter derives its name from Eostre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring.  People of various faiths believe that this celebration of   …Continue Reading

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NOT ALL VETERAN’S CHARITIES ARE CREATED EQUAL

Recently there has been a lot of negative press about a Wounded Warrior Project, a well-known veteran’s charity that runs impressive amounts of television commercials with celebrity spokespeople and images of wounded warriors.  This particular veteran’s charity is under fire for spending over $20 million dollars per year on frivolous and unnecessary functions–like company retreats   …Continue Reading

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Donating Cars for Kids

If you’ve been thinking about donating a car for kids, Center for Car Donations has a myriad of organizations from which to choose. The Boys and Girls Club of South Coast has been our partner for many years and is a wonderful organization.  Their mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those   …Continue Reading

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HELP SENIORS IN NEED BY DONATING YOUR VEHICLE

There has never been a better time to donate your unwanted vehicle to help seniors in need.  The federal government has decided that there will be no Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increase in 2016. That means that nearly 65 million seniors will not receive an increase in their social security benefits. This has only   …Continue Reading

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How to Donate a Car in Oregon

Donating a car in Oregon is easy when you go through a company like Center for Car Donations. We handle the car donations for over 20 nonprofits in Oregon, including, Central Oregon, Ashland, Bend, Redmond, and the Portland area. Whether you want to donate cars for kids, for animals or the homeless or environment, Center   …Continue Reading

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Ten Years of Car Donations

As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary we send our best wishes for the New Year to our car donation charity partners.  Their tireless efforts, combined with generous car donations from people like you, have resulted in significant benefits for a host of charitable causes. There has never been a better time to donate your   …Continue Reading

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Are There Risks When Donating a Vehicle?

Are there risks when donating a vehicle? For the most part, donating a car is a very easy and risk-free.  It should be a fairly simple process as long as you make sure you are donating a car through reputable companies.  Most car donation companies are required to register with the state as a professional   …Continue Reading

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Happy New Year From Center For Car Donations

We at Center for Car Donations, want to wish a Happy New Year to all, and especially to our donors and nonprofits.   Hearing good news about people is important, particularly with the recent terrorist attacks and school shootings that have occurred over the last few years. This is why we wanted to thank the over   …Continue Reading

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How Do I Donate My Car?

OK, so you’re ready to donate your car, but you just don’t know all that’s involved. Center For Car Donations has all the answers for you! What if my car isn’t in working condition? In most cases, that’s not a problem. It definitely needs an engine. And it has to be tow-able. The snag would   …Continue Reading

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Creatively Coping With Cancer

If you would like to donate your car to support an organization that helps cancer patients, Center for Car Donations has just the place. The Cancer Coping Center is the kind of place families turn to for emotional support and creative coping strategies while the medical team focuses on treating the cancer patient. In 2005,   …Continue Reading

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DONATE AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

Got an old car that doesn’t run very well?  Looking for a way to clean out your garage to make room for something shiny and new? Or, you’re just thinking of a way to give a little back? There are so many reasons and options to improve the lives of others. Maybe you’d like to   …Continue Reading

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Giving Up Driving Can Be Hard To Do

When you love someone, it’s hard to see them put themselves or others at risk Giving up driving can be one of the hardest decisions anyone has to make. It can be really difficult to determine the blurred line of when that last lapse of attention is the one that forces you to give up   …Continue Reading

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Choices, Choices: You Can Pick A Charity!

Have a vehicle to donate but no charity in mind?  We can help with that! Pick a charity with Center for Car Donations! Our ever-growing list allows you to pick a charity or nonprofit! We have many options to choose from.  Simply go to www.centerforcardonations.com, and click on “Pick a Charity” from our menu items. We facilitate   …Continue Reading

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Christmas Lights Up The End of The Year

Christmas Lights Brighten Up The Season… And Bring in Vehicle Donations How did December come up on us so quickly?  It seems like yesterday that we were out camping and enjoying the summer sunshine.  But it really is true: people are putting up their Christmas lights, and a variety of trees are hitching a ride   …Continue Reading

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Snow Mobile Donations to KIXE

Cool News: KIXE Receives Snow Mobile Donations! This week, Center for Car donations received two snow mobile donations! These two cool Arctic Cats on a trailer were donated by a gentleman who really wanted to help his local public TV/radio station in Northern California.  This donor really went above and beyond our expectations.  The auction   …Continue Reading

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Donate Your Vehicle to LGBTQ Organizations

Center for Car Donations is pleased to announce that we have partnered with several new non-profits.  You can now donate your vehicle to LGBTQ organizations! These groups have variety of missions. They are all focused on equal rights for all and other LGBT issues.  The gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer community needs all the help   …Continue Reading

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