Charitable Adult Rides and Services, Inc. (formally Charitable Auto Resources, Inc.)
The Sarcoma Alliance is pleased to announce another way to support us. The Alliance is partnering with with Charitable Adult Rides and Services (a 501(c)(3) organization) to receive donations of automobiles. With a simple phone call to 877-537-5227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, you can arrange to have a car picked up and sold. You can also donate on line at: http://www.donatingiseasy.org/donate-car-sarcoma-alliance.htm
Think it is too much hassle; here’s what one donor says.
My 1994 Suburban had served me well….. carrying my boards and bicycles on innumerable missions, pulling my boat and moving my kids from apartment to school and back again. The diesel engine was strong but the rest of the car was getting old. What to do with it?
First I had looked up the KBB value of the vehicle, which was about $4500, then deducted for the car’s condition and placed a sign on the window offering the car for $2500 “as-is”. It seemed every gardener and construction worker that drove by was interested, but there were no takers. Certainly a lot of people that wanted to take my time! Honestly, the diesel engine was worth more than the asking price.
Knowing that I was not going to get rich selling this truck I was faced with listing it on Craig’s List, or donating. I asked myself: how much hassle will donating be? How much paperwork? Do I have to take the truck someplace?
From experience I know that selling a vehicle yourself is an endless hassle. An ad on Craig’s list seems to bring out a parade of strange characters, often wanting bizarre deals: “My buddy owes me can you just take an IOU?” “Can I pay with a check from South Carolina?” “Want to trade for this Rolex? (yeah, that’s a real Rolex and I’m Donald Duck)” etc. etc.
As it turned out a donation was easy. The tow truck driver arrived at the specified time, he had simple paperwork all in order, and in about 30 minutes I watched my old Suburban vanish down the street. And I had the satisfaction of knowing that I am contributing to a cause, as a cancer survivor myself, that is close to my heart.
As an unexpected plus, I received notification from Ocean of Hope that my truck had brought more from auction than the price I was asking! Smiles all around!
You will get a tax deduction, and the Sarcoma Alliance will receive the proceeds of the sale.
The Alliance recently set up a process to receive stock donations through Bank of America. You can receive a tax deduction for these donations for the market value of the stock and not pay any capital gains tax. If you would like to make a donation of stock, please contact Arthur Beckert at the Alliance office – telephone 415/381-7236 or at email@example.com.
eScrip has proven to be a fantastic resource for the Alliance where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to us.
Here’s How it Works
- Visit http://www.escrip.com/ and register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. You can view a complete, national listing of merchants participating in the program.
- Participating merchants will make contributions to the Alliance, based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered.
- Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are contributing to our programs.
When registering, be sure to designate the Sarcoma Alliance, eScript Group ID – 10692009 as the recipient for these donations.