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Donating Used Cars For A Cause! A Way To Get Money From Back From Uncle Sam
In this day of modern technology, our society has created an excess of goods which in most cases people find difficult to get rid of. Many of us are wisely gathering the fruits of our modern world. However, there are still some people in the world that continue to have a disadvantage when it comes being able to get a piece of the modern world. We need to consider sharing some of our fortunes with the unfortunate. There are hundreds of things that you can donate to those who have financial burden and hardship. As the numbers of people who are obstructed from obtaining the same wealth as we are, it is a good idea to give them some help. Giving up things that you no longer are using or has been sitting in the back of a closet is a great idea. Remember, your unwanted items could make all the difference in someone elseís lives.
In this day and age, having a mode of transportation is ever so important. Even though there is some public transportation available, there are places that do not have it. More than 70 percent of Americanís own their own cars, either through leasing or paying their monthly car payment. There are still about 20 percent of Americans who cannot afford their own vehicles. There are a lot of people out there who are really doing something about this by donating their used car.
If you are planning on purchasing a new vehicle you have several options when deciding what the heck you are going to do with the old one. If you donít need the trade in or if you have a car that is not worth trading because it needs too much work on it, then you need to consider the option of donating it. This donation can be made to a charitable organization which in turn will really help someone out. Not to mention that you also will get a great big tax write off for Uncle Sam.
There are many places that you can donate your old car. There are usually used car donation centers in every city. There are also many charitable organizations out there (the cancer society, kars for kids, and donate a car just to name a few). These donation centers and organizations usually will pick up your vehicle free of charge, prepare the title transfer requirement and take care of any and all legal documents that need to be taken care of to clear the ownership of the car. They will also provide you with a tax deductible donation receipt once they come and pick of the car.
Once your car is donated, the organization that picked it up will refurbish the vehicle into working order. Once the car is ready, they then set out to determine who is eligible to receive a car. They have to go through a long list of applicants that are in need of a vehicle. The applicants must have proof of the inability to be able to afford to purchase a vehicle on their own. Those applicants who have a clear credit report and can prove that they cannot afford to purchase a vehicle are usually the ones that end up receiving the car. The organizations then make sure that the transfer of the title and all the legal requirements are taken care of and ultimately the unfortunate applicant has had a little bit of fortune shine upon them.
So, the next time you are looking to get rid of an old car, take a look at the option of donation. Not only do you get a great tax write off, but you will be helping out someone who could really use it.
About the Author: Bryan Matikcars an ex-salesman in the auto industry and is a regular writer and consultant for Sacramento Used Cars and works on Ethics with dealers nationwide.