Donating your car can be one of the most generous things that you can do. While you may just consider your old car or truck to be a pile of junk, it could help someone else get a hand up in life. Let’s take a look at how you are helping another person or your community at large by donating your vehicle.
A Charity Has an Asset to Donate or Sell
The charity that you donate your car to has something that they can donate to another group or sell to a third-party to raise funds. It may also be auctioned off as part of a raffle or another fundraiser depending on the condition of the car.
Another Person Has Transportation to Work or School
The person who ultimately receives the car will have a chance to get to work or school in a safe and reliable manner. Those who rely on others for rides may not get to class on time or to work on time, which could make it harder to get good grades or keep a job.
A Parent May Have a Way to Take Their Children to School
A parent who only has access to one car may not be able to take their child to school or to the doctor if someone else is using the vehicle. With that second vehicle, the child’s needs can be better met.
An Individual May Get a Car at a Low Price
Someone who can’t get a loan for a car or who doesn’t have a lot of money to spend on a vehicle may now be able to afford one. This may enable that person access to the transportation that he or she needs or that his or her family may need.
The Vehicle May Provide Parts to Keep Other Cars Running
If the car is not going to be sold or otherwise used to be a road vehicle, its parts could still be valuable. It may be possible to part out the vehicle and provide replacement pieces to other vehicles that need them. This may help a large group of people fix their vehicles without having to pay high repair bills or possibly buy a whole new car.
Donating your car to charity may help others more than you know. Whether the car is sold in its current condition or parted out, it can provide a valuable resource for someone who cannot afford reliable transportation for themselves or their children. Providing that transportation may help the entire community as well as the individual who receives the car.